My buddy John, who is a relative poker newbie, started playing a couple years ago, maybe going to the casino every few months, and playing at my place every so often.. Today he asked if I wanted to go to the casino, but I was working. Well shortly after lunch, he calls me shouting and screaming that he just hit the bad beat jackpot. Granted, it’s not as much is it normally is, but my buddy wound up winning $24,000. Apparently he was short stacked with $60 and had pocket aces. Two players were leaving after this hand, thus killing the game, so it’s their last hand. He and another player see the flop after he calls Johns $10 open. The table is 5-handed. The flop comes out KJK, the turn is a J, and the river is an Ace. John and the other guy get it all in, and the other guy has KK to win the hand, the qualifier is Aces full of kings beat by quads or better. . Winning hand gets 12k, and table share was 8k each. Crazy. Happy for my poker newbie buddy.