Saturday, July 26, 2014

Full Tilt Player Rakes $1 Billion Play Chip Pot

Fake one billion dollar bill
This bill and my sociology degree is just enough to buy you a cup of coffee at White Castle.

This has to be one of the cutest poker posts I had read in a very, very long time. It's not even the fact that these guys were wagering with $1 billion worth of play money with a "street value" of $2,000--it's the fact this this landmark play money pot was won with a king high Omaha. Given that the relative hold'em value of this hand is somewhere between top pair/top kicker and top and bottom pair, it really begs the question: WTF did the other guy have??? I suppose I could do a little searching and find out that he had something like top set with a redraw, but I find it much more satisfying to imagine that he was drawing to the jack high flush :)


On Tuesday, July 22, the first ever $1 billion play money chip pot was raked in by a player on Full Tilt Poker.

The 10-figure “for fun” payday occurred at a six max table in a 6-Card Omaha game.Although Rational Group poker sites Full Tilt and PokerStars award 1,000 play chip reloads on demand without any charge, the two sites also allow players to purchase the play chips using real money.

Cash purchase packages on Full Tilt begin at 200,000 chips for $1.99, with 100 million chips being the largest option currently available for a price of $199.99.

Based on these shop prices Full Tilt player 1shini1 earned the equivalent of approximately $2,000 real US dollars when he showed down his winning hand of a King-high Flush for 1,006,260,000 in play money.

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