The 100 billionth hand hit at PokerStars on Thursday in a Micro-stakes cash game and we're sure the players dealt into that historical hand are still screaming with joy. PokerStars continued to spread the joy by awarding more than $2 million in cash prizes to participating players in their milestone hands celebration.
The 100 billionth hand hit in a $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max game and "microulis69" held the winning hand which sent $103,800 into his player account. That is the biggest amount ever awarded to any one player in a milestone hand promotion. The other five players at the table got $65,460 and 9,471 more players received $830,790.34 for playing while the 100-billionth hand was dealt.
Players on the Euryalos XI table were notified that the 100 billionth hand was about to be dealt to them as the table froze.
Team PokerStars Pros began offering their congratulations in the chat box and all six players moved all-in before the flop, which left one player with $6.69 behind. The flop brought the which gave microulis69 middle pair — . “HeyitsClay” was in the running with a flush draw holding the , while “Mayers666's” flush draw was higher — . “ModyMiss” hit bottom pair on the flop — , and two other players were drawing wounded, looking to pair a card over the jack. The board ran out with the and . microulis69’s pair of jacks won the $31.55 pot along with $103,800 in prize money.
The 100 Billionth Hand table payouts:
The 100 Billion Hand Promotion kicked off last Friday and cash has been flying through virtual space to PokerStars' players that are in action...to the tune of more than $2 million. Although the 100 billionth hand was reached, the promotion is running through June and offers players a chance to win more money.
A $300,000 World Record attempt will put cards in the air on Sunday and features a $1 buy-in with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and at least $25,000 will be awarded to the eventual winner.
From June 17th through June 23rd the Golden Sit & Go’s promotion will offer three levels of rewards: double the prize pool plus two buy-ins per players, quadruple the prize pool plus four buy-ins per player, and 10 times the prize pool plus ten buy-ins per player.
The Zoom 100 promotion will kick off on June 23rd with a $1 million guaranteed $109 Zoom tournament. First place can expect to collect at least $100,000.
The Zoom and Boom will run June 24th through June 30th. Players at Zoom No Limit Hold’em tables (any stakes) will be able to earn cash rewards when they win a pot post-flop with the exact same hand (including suits) as the hand that three Team Pros select as their favorite. The winning vote will be announced on June 20.
And the last event in the 100-Billionth Hand Celebration is the $1 million Ultimate Freeroll that runs on June 30th. First place can expect to stack at least $50,000.