PokerStars have created two more online poker millionaires, after players from Taiwan and Bulgaria won the Challenge All-In Shootout final tables. Jake Cody defeats 1,714 players to win the Supersonic.
PokerStars promised to create five millionaires, in the space of two months. This weekend they created number seven and eight.
Recreational online players Juanyi ’JUANYI828’ Lin, from Taiwan, and ‘citoject’, from Bulgaria, managed to weave and bob their way through a series of free-to-enter online tournaments, before winning their respective six-handed All-In Shootouts, this weekend, to become the 25th and 26th players to win $1m+ prizes playing online poker.
The two players join Poland’s ‘bladsonpoker’ and Russia’s ‘CccpVodka’ who each won $1m first prizes playing in $5 Spin & Go lottery style 3-Handed S&G’s. The other four millionaires have come from the live felt courtesy of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final in Monte Carlo: Erik Seidel picked up €2,015,000 for his victory in the €100,000 Super High Roller, Dzmitry Urbanovich picked up €1,446,600 for his runner-up finish in that event, Adrian Mateos bagged €1,082,000 for winning the Main Event, and Charlie Carrel picked up €1,114,000 for victory in the €25,000 High Roller.
That’s a lot of money, and a lot of luck. How about some bad luck? Russia’s ‘agafon666’ managed to qualify for the six-handed All-In Shootout competition. There were only five other players between him and a million bucks…and…he didn’t show up.
Now that’s what you call running bad.
PokerStars are not done yet. The ‘PokerStars Makes Millionaires’ promotion continues until the end of the Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) where the winner of the Main Event (High) will win a guaranteed million dollar first prize.
Jake Cody is Feeling Supersonic
Starting at 18:30 (ET) the $215 buy-in Supersonic is the last Sunday major to be played out on PokerStars each weekend. There is always a guaranteed $200,000 prize pool, and it always draws a big field.
The hyper-turbo structure allows players to breeze through to the final tables in a matter of a few hours. Just what the doctor ordered after a long day at the office.
This Sunday the money went to one of their own. Team PokerStars Pro, Jake Cody, defeated 1,714 players en route to a $58,748 first prize. It was a great start to a fortnight that will see Cody battling it out with the greatest online tournament players in the world on SCOOP.
Cody won a SCOOP title back in 2011, earning $234,738 for victory in a $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em event.