Prop bet, also called a side bet, prop, or exotic, is a bet made on an outcome or a proposition. These can be anything from statistics and happenstance in a regular game to personal, one-of-a-kind bets.

Poker is a thoroughly entertaining game, from the suck-outs to the sick reads to the tournament bubble boys. But you know what’s really exciting? 꽁머니  pros like Tony G and Daniel Negreanu making prop bets on any type of oddity to feed their action junkie instincts.

The play at the tables is clearly not enough to satisfy the impulse of these professional players, as there are hundreds of documented incidents (most hilarious) of prop bets ranging from marshmallow mouth stuffing to a prop bets championship title. Who wouldn’t want to see Tony G compete in a foot race with a professional basketball player running backwards? Or Gavin Smith stuff his face with marshmallows while Phil Laak keeps an eagle eye on the clock?

Below are five of some of the more remarkable prop bets made in the last couple of years:

Tony G’s midnight prop bet with basketball pro Nick Lackovic…running backwards

Spinvis wins Full-Tilt-Poker FTOPS XII Event 20With only two days and 6 events left in FTOPS XII, players are buckling down for a huge weekend of big buy-in, large guarantee tournaments.  Event 20, a $200+$16, $400,000 guaranteed NL Hold’em Event saw 2,206 entrants create a prize pool of $441,200.  This was one of the rare times FullTilt did not have to pay overlay during this series as other tournament have fallen well shy of their guarantees.

Nineteen of FullTilt’s sponsored professionals, known as “red pros” played in Event 20, including Scott Fischman,  Allen Cunningham, and David Pham.  Only two professionals made the money, including Cunningham, who busted in 93rd, and Ross Boatman who made a nice run before being eliminated in 59th place.

The final table was full of relative unknowns including the two players who ended heads-up, “Spinvis” and “TheKoalabear”. Neither player had a “huge” score to their name and were guaranteed to make well more than their previous best cashes once heads-up play began.  In the end it was Spinvis who took down the title and nearly $90,000 for the victory.

FullTilt FTOPS Event #20 $400k Guaranteed

2,206 Entrants; $441,200 prize pool

  1. Spinvis $89,982.74
  2. TheKoalabear $58,238.40
  3. asdf_ms $43,237.60
  4. DoN_Hersir $32,648.80
  5. bonya37 $22,942.40
  6. cmis91 $15,000.80
  7. ADED $10,147.60
  8. Peta_Pan69 $7,059.20
  9. Vil-Fish $5,294.40