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‘sss66666’ Wins the First $1,000,000 Spin & Go

By Daniel Allermand

Pokerstars released a new sit n go concept last year called Spin & Go, where players pay a buy-in to compete against two other players and the prize pool will then be determined based upon randomness, going all the way up to $1,000,000 for a $5 buy-in as part of Pokerstars December Festival.

Now the first $1,000,000 prize pool Spin & Go has been played and it was a player from Russia called ‘sss66666’ who took down the special sit n go tournament. The $1,000,000 Spin & Go lasted a total of 13 minutes and 26 seconds before the Russian could take the massive $800,000 first prize home, while his opponents, ‘geldduvel’ from Belgium and ‘Nonko999’ from Bulgaria, took home $100,000 each.

The story has similarities to the 2012 WCOOP where the Russian player Marat ‘maratik’ Sharafutdinov turned 40 frequent player points into a $1,000,000 first prize in the WCOOP main event. Not only did he win a million dollars for a few frequent player points, a meme was also created about him due to his comment after winning, stating “I wont million”.

The $1,000,000 Spin & Go’s will continue for the rest of the month at Pokerstars, where you’ll also find several other high value promotions.

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.