First $1m Spin & Go Winner

First $1m Spin & Go Winner

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Turning a tiny tournament buy-in into a huge score - it's the stuff that poker dreams are made of.

One lucky Russian player has managed to do just that, after becoming the first $1m Spin & Go winner at PokerStars.

13 minutes and 26 seconds was all it took for 'sss66666' to turn his $5 entry into the massive seven-figure payday. That equates to $12,406.95 per second, enough to make even the most spoilt Premier League footballer blush.

Two other players also got 2015 off to a spectacular start. Runner up ‘geldduvel’ from Belgium and third place finisher, ‘Nonko999’ from Bulgaria, both received $100,000 for their respective finishes.

Spin & Go games take place at three-handed hyper-turbo Sit & Go tournament tables with players starting with 500 chips and the clock set at 3-minutes. Once all three players are registered to a game, they watch the spinning numbers on screen to see how much the prize pool for that game will be boosted.

There's still a chance that there'll be more millionaires created at PokerStars as the Spin and Go Contest will continue throughout January.

Tags: Spin & Go, PokerStars