..

PokerStars.com 65-Billionth Hand Celebration Awards $770,000 to Players

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Jul/25/2011
PokerStars.com 65-Billionth Hand

On Sunday, July 24, PokerStars.com – the world’s biggest poker site –dealt its 65-billionth hand. The latest Mega Milestone hand on the Road to 100 Billion was dealt at a $0.10/$0.25 six-max No Limit Hold’em table, and the winner of the hand was “yllams” from New Zealand, who pocketed the top prize of $68,420. The other five players at the table each won a minimum of $1,710.

888poker

*US Customers Prohibited at 888Poker.com
 

Yllams scooped the huge payout when the six players at the table moved all-in and his A-K flopped trips on a board of A-A-9-4-7. The players at the winning table were all awarded $500 for every VPP (VIP Player Point) earned at the table in the previous 50 hands, while the winning player had his amount doubled and won $65,000 on top for becoming the 65-billionth hand winner.

The ecstatic New Zealander, who was playing in the early hours of Monday morning his time, only managed to type a few words into the chatbox – “Unbelievable... I have work in a few hours” – before logging off to celebrate.

At the time the 65-billionth hand was dealt, there were more than 230,000 players spread across 34,000 active tables.

Road to 100 Billion

The 65-billionth hand celebration was part of PokerStars’ trek toward 100 billionhands, marking every five billion hands with a milestone celebration. In total, the 65 Billion Hand promotion, which ran for nearly a week, comprised 301 Milestone Hands from 64.7bn through to 65bn, and saw $770,588.88 given away to more than 1,600 PokerStars players.

Key facts

Total prize hands: 301
Total prize money: $770,588.88
Prizes per hand: $2,560.10
Prize per player: $449.59

Poker News

Online Super Series at ACR Continues Until March 14

Online Super Series at ACR Continues Until March 14

There are $13 Million in total guarantees, including two $1 Million tourneys, and a $500,000 tourney featured in this month's ongoing Online Super Series at Americas Cardroom.

Poke Pro Gets Customized Plat Flaunting Negreanu Grudge Match Bet Win

Poker Pro Gets Customized Plate Flaunting Negreanu Grudge Match Bet Win

A poker pro credits a big grudge match bet win between his business partner and the mighty Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu.

Murder Charge Added Against Man Accused of Setting Poker Pro on Fire

Federal Murder Charge Added Against Man Accused of Setting Poker Pro on Fire

Poker pro Susie Zhao was bound, sexually assaulted, and burned alive following an encounter at a Michigan motel, according to court documents.

Texas Dolly Goes Off on Romney for Impeachment Vote: 'Can't Believe I Supported Him'

Texas Dolly Goes Off on Romney for Impeachment Vote: 'Can't Believe I Supported Him'

87-year-old Doyle Brunson voiced his discontent with Utah Senator Mitt Romney voting to impeach the former US President, Donald Trump.  Some of Brunson's followers believed the poker great was also comparing Trump to Jesus, though that appears to be a misinterpretation of his tweet (we think).

Chris Moneymaker Becomes an Americas Cardroom Team Pro

Chris Moneymaker Becomes an Americas Cardroom Team Pro

Gambling911.com is thrilled to announce that Chris Moneymaker, the first ever world champion after qualifying at an online poker site, has been named the latest Americas Cardoom team pro. 

Syndicate