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article imagePokerStars aiming for 85 billionth hand

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By Alexander Baron
Aug 15, 2012 in Entertainment
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PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, will soon be dealing its 85 billionth hand. The person who wins this hand will receive at least $20,000.
This is a promotion for cash game players only, though currently depositors - including new players - are eligible for a series of special freeroll tournaments. Next month there is also a heavy tournament schedule for those with deep pockets as the site begins its World Championship Of Online Poker. Meanwhile, the site is giving away money on landmark hands all the way to its 100 billionth hand.
Party Poker and its sister site WPT have also got a special promotion going, a series of freerolls with easy qualification. Free money, but not easy money. The screengrabs below are from WPT last night. A bit of luck, three and a half hours plus at the table, and our hero walked away with a clear $1.60 profit. Good thing he can multi-task, otherwise he'd starve.
WPT Poker  special bronze freeroll  August 14  2012: $1 000 prize pool  2 884 runners  400 places pa...
WPT Poker, special bronze freeroll, August 14, 2012: $1,000 prize pool, 2,884 runners, 400 places paid. The moron with the massive stack called a pre-flop raise with 8-2, hit a straight on the river, and thinking he was in front, raised the ace flush.
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WPT Poker  special bronze freeroll  August 14  2012: $1 000 prize pool  2 884 runners  400 places pa...
WPT Poker, special bronze freeroll, August 14, 2012: $1,000 prize pool, 2,884 runners, 400 places paid. AK crushes pocket kings.
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WPT Poker  special bronze freeroll  August 14  2012: $1 000 prize pool  2 884 runners  400 places pa...
WPT Poker, special bronze freeroll, August 14, 2012: $1,000 prize pool, 2,884 runners, 400 places paid. Good thing our hero folded AK pre-flop. That move made him an extra 40c!
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