'Bully' poker player loses more than $750,000 in one session

'Bully' poker player loses more than $750,000 in one session
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A poker player who often trash-talks opponents and has a reputation for being a "bully" on the circuit ended up losing more than $750,000 in one session.

Nik "Airball" Arcot is one of the most notorious players on the Hustler Casino Live stream, known for his abrasive approach towards his opponents.

He has a good professional record to date, and has made more than $1.1 million (around £820,000) in profit in different games during his time on the circuit.

However, he crashed back down to Earth during a recent game earlier this month – losing an eye-watering $759,200 (around (£620,000).

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Airball tried to bluff his way through two hands, and ended up being called on both occasions.

Going into the first with a weak hand, he ended up being called on $6,000. He then bet another $30,000 despite having very little in his hand. He wasn’t finished there, either, betting another $160,000 on the same hand.

“I've bluffed all night. I have to have it one time,” he said to his opponent.

At that point, there was $405,200 in the pot and he lost it all.

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On a separate occasion during the game, another pot climbed all the way up to $312,000 and he lost once more. That meant he was in the hole for $759,200 on the day.

It was a chastening loss for Airball, but he seemed to be in a philosophical mood on social media.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Sometimes you're the artist, sometimes you're the punter.”

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