Places 10,001 through 12,150 paid $4.00 each. Unfortunately, your Digital Journal
correspondent didn't quite make the prize money, in spite of this classic outdraw below.
This was a world record by a big margin; imagine the complexity of a software program that can handle 200,000 individual poker hands. There was a bit of a delay here and there but nothing fatal. With $50,000 added to the prize pool, no registration fee, a $1 buy-in and
satellites, this was always going to be a full house.
6 hours 22 minutes before the start, it was almost full.
Below is the tournament lobby nearly 3 hours before the scheduled start.
Below, by the second hand, someone already had over 8K chips, but this is No Limit Texas Hold 'Em, a wild game at the best of times.
Below, 22 minutes into the tournament, the chip leader had over 20k.
Although your humble correspondent finished out of the money in the big one, he did make the money in a low limit Razz tournament with a small field winning $4.78, and later, he won the E5.00 + E.50 Pot Limit Razz on Ladbrokes, a small field, and a small profit, but as Dirty Harry said at the end of Magnum Force
- “Man's got to know his limitations
Below, over on PokerStars, the remaining players reached the final table at about 00.09 London time, they all folded first hand.
Below, the final table, all-in pre-flop with jacks v 9s, and another one bites the dust.
The tournament ends when the last three remaining players agree to a final table deal.