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Australian becomes sixth PokerStars Spin & Go millionaire since Oct. 21

28 Oct 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Another millionaire has been made on PokerStars Spin & Gos, with Australian player ‘ifipushud325’ becoming the latest millionaire on PokerStars.com, an Amaya Inc. brand. This is the sixth millionaire made this week, in a run that has smashed all expectations as players across the world have benefited from this extraordinary run of good fortune.

The $5 buy-in Spin & Go tournament (Tournament # 1,361,869,792) started at 5.48 PM Australian Eastern Time on 28 October (2.48 PM US Eastern Time, 6.48 AM GMT on 25 October) and concluded at 6.00 PM, making a wonderful afternoon down under after twelve minutes of poker play.

The runner up was ‘ModusPonen7’ from Germany, who won $100,000. The third-place player was ‘FlyEko’ from Russia, who also won $100,000. The tournament was over in 66 hands of poker.

‘ifipushud325’ had been all-in and at risk of elimination twice during the tournament when heads up against ‘ModusPonen7’ – When he had [Ac 2h] all-in pre-flop against the [Kd Th] of ‘ModusPonen7’ in hand #35, and hand #50 against where he had [8h 8s] against [Tc Ah]. In that hand #50, ‘ModusPonen7’ paired his ten – but ‘ifipushud325’ hit a set of eights on a board of [8d Th 6s Qs 3h].

Hand #66 was the final hand of the tournament, when ‘ifipushud325’ moved all-in with [Qc Td] and was called by ModusPonen7’s [Ac Kd]. ‘ifipushud325’ made a pair of queens on a board of [Jh 4h 6s Qs 8d], and with that, became poker’s newest millionaire, and the sixth new millionaire in the last week.

In addition to this tournament, there has been an unprecedented spate of instant millionaires made on Spin & Go tournaments this week:

•On 26 October, ‘handbt1’ from Germany won $1 million from a $5 tournament.
•On 26 October, ‘barrakuuda4’ from Estonia won $1 million from a $100 tournament.
•On 25 October, ‘prophethicks’ from England won $1 million from a $5 tournament.
•On 22 October, ‘wrawras’ from Brazil won $1 million from a $100 tournament.
•On 21 October, ‘Samara Lúcio’ from Brazil won $1 million from a $5 tournament.

Spin & Gos are fast-paced, 3-Max Hyper Turbo tournaments which feature 500 chip starting stacks. Each tournament has a randomly drawn prize pool that will award between two and 3,000 times your buy-in. PokerStars offer Spin & Gos at nine different buy-in levels: $0.50, $1, $3, $5, $7, $15, $30, $60 and $100.
 
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