Another member has joined the PokerStars millionaire club after the Polish player ‘bladsonpoker’ won the huge prize whilst playing on his mobile phone. At the other end of the scale PokerStars launch relief initiative to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
Friend of PokerStars (I hate that term) Jamie Staples was on the ball this week, capturing Poland’s ‘bladsonpoker’ turning a $5 investment into a million bucks whilst streaming live on Twitch.
The Pole is the second Spin & Go million-dollar winner in the recent “PokerStars Makes Millionaires” campaign. The first million was handed to the Russian player “CccpVodka” on April 22.
In a loving appreciation of the game of poker, the Pole continued playing in a $4.40 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, with 4,767 other players, until he was eliminated, despite winning the life-changing sum of money. His two opponents, ‘hooomlesnurr’ from Norway, and ‘ROliver CEO’ from China, were recipients of $100,000 apiece. The three-handed play lasted seven minutes and eighteen seconds. The Pole is the 24th player to ever win a million bucks on PokerStars.
PokerStars and Full Tilt Launch Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Over 5,000 people have so far lost their lives after an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated the country of Nepal. They are still finding people buried alive, and dead, in the rubble, days after the country’s worst earthquake in 80-years.
PokerStars and Full Tilt have teamed up with CARE International to offer immediate help to those who need it more than ever.
“We will double your donation. Give a dollar and we’ll make it two. Give us $50? We’ll match it and pass $100 over to CARE International.” Stated the PokerStars Corporate blog.
PokerStars did the same in the aftermath of the Haiyan Typhoon, in 2013, and raised over half a million dollars, and likewise for the people of Vanuatu after the Pacific island was hit by Cyclone Pam.
There are numerous ways that you can donate through your PokerStars and Full Tilt accounts. Head to your account now and do your bit to help those in need.