Man Turned 25 Cents Into $1.2 Million By Winning A 93,016 Person Poker Tournament Right After His Wife Was Laid Off Due To Coronavirus

PokerStarsNews - With $12.5 million guaranteed in prizes, we all knew the 14th Anniversary edition of the Sunday Million was going to be huge. What we couldn’t have predicted was that not only would that prize pool promise be beaten, it was well and truly obliterated. In the end, this $215 buy-in tournament had a staggering $18,602,300 to give away.

From low-stakes grinders to high rollers, seasoned pros to amateurs who only play one or two online tournaments a year, the field in this tournament was extraordinary. A total of 93,016 entries (60,898 unique entries and 32,118 re-entries) were recorded when registration came to a close at the beginning of Tuesday’s Day 2 (7,671 players entered between the end of Day 1 and the start of Day 2).

Many of those entries came from satellites. Brazil’s “AAAArthur” was one of them.

They managed to win their $215 entry via an $11 satellite. Two days later, “AAAArthur” took the whole thing down for $1,192,802.

That’s an ROI of 10,843,654 per cent.

And THAT right there is how it's done. That's a $1.1 MILLION quads. He waded through a field of over 93,000 entries to win over a million dollars. 

But it gets better.

You see, the article says he won his $215 entry in an $11 satellite, which would be a nice story. But according to this other source that Joey didn't cite so I don't know where he got it from, he really got in for just 25 cents....

...after his wife was laid off!

So he turned 25 cents into $4 into $11 into $215 into $1.1 million. Holy toledo how great is that?

That's the dream, baby. That's the dream. 

I've also jumped back into the online poker streets and was planning to stream every day it but the lawyers have shut my stream down. It sucks. I was really enjoying streaming and interacting with chat but alas the suits have shut me down. 

Would had daily clips like this:

I explain why we were shut down in the newest Cracking Aces episode. 

We are also joined by Matt Berkey, one of the smartest and best poker players out there. People always ask how to get better at poker, one such way is to listen to Matt Berkey. He's a wealth of knowledge and runs a poker training academy that you can check out.

We're also on Spotify if that's more up your alley:

Appreciate everyone who listens. I think Berkey was a great guest and hope to have him on again soon.




PS: So incredibly true: