The "lucky beer" is something that has worked for many poker players over the years, but Jason Lavallee just saw his brew get horribly cursed, resulting in his elimination.
The lucky beer is to be consumed during the last level of the day.
First off, Lavallee asked our blogger what the exact terms and conditions of the lucky beer state. There was a hand in progress, which started in the penultimate level, but carried over into the final one and Lavallee decided to wait until the hand was over before opening his adult beverage.
So the final level of the day had begun when Lavallee took a sip of the ale that was supposed to bring him prosperity.
And then the world came crashed down on him.
Lavallee's lucky beer was knocked over.
"I was thinking about ordering another one, and the first hand I played with my new beer I was knocked out," Lavallee said.
On Lavallee's final hand there was an under the gun raise to 1,500 and the EPT London High Roller winner three-bet to 3,800. The player in the small blind put in a cold four-bet, and after the initial raiser folded, Lavallee moved all in. Lavallee was all in for 26,000 holding pocket tens, and his opponent called with ace-king.
"It was an aggressive table," Lavallee said as the board was not kind to his pocket pair. Lavallee was eliminated in the final level of the day but we will see him again this week as he will be playing the $25,000 High Roller.