Spin & Go Pays Off For Latest PokerStars MillionaireDecember 19, 2016 1:50 pm
On December 15th, a Bermuda resident who goes by the online handle “jrww86” scooped an incredible $1.2 million jackpot while taking part in a $100 Spin & Go on PokerStars. The lucky punter now joins two other people to have won similar Spin & Go payouts in 2016, including “Rainman731” from Russia, and “guiemie01” from Brazil.
The 3-Max Hyper Turbo tournament announces a multiplier prize pool at the start of each game, which in this case was a huge 12,000 times its $100 buy-in. The three players who sat down at the virtual table included Russia’s ‘netspider_by’ and Belarus’s ‘REVELKOF’. A short while later, and netspider_by (K-6) was eliminated by REVELKOF (Q-6) in 3rd, but still collected a $100,000 consolation prize for being part of the game.
REVELKOF and jrww86 subsequently battled away for another minute or so until the deciding hand was played with REVELKOF shoving preflop holding Q-3 on a Q-J-9 flop. Unfortunately for him, jrww86 was holding Q-J, and after an A and 10 fell on turn and river, REVELKOF, too, had to be contented with a $100,000 payout.
Meanwhile, rww86 became an instant millionaire, and after being contacted by PokerStars initially declared himself “too excited to talk”. Since then, he has revealed some details about himself, and what is now known is that he is a 30 year-old history teacher from Bermuda who has been playing on PokerStars for ten years. The recreational player also added:
“I am currently still in shock, but it is definitely a timely blessing.”
Since they were first featured at PokerStars, Spin & Go tournaments have created a total of 16 millionaires, with one particularly prolific week in October 2015 resulting in an amazing six millionaires. Games vary in how much they cost to enter, with those available on PokerStars including buy-ins of $0.25, $1, $3, $7, $15, $60 and a high end entry level of $100.