Last week’s speculation on when Pokerstars.com would
deliver its forty billionth hand of online poker (see
previous InfoPowa report) was answered this week when
the milestone event took place on the table Naef III.
The biggest beneficiary was a player using the
handle Senecady, who took home $24 000 for scooping the
historic hand, a Pokerstars spokesman revealed Friday.
Everyone wanted to be seated at the 'big one',
but only six made it on the big day. As soon as the news
was announced on the PokerStars client that the hand was
about to be dealt on table Naef III, thousands of
Internet railbirds rushed to watch the action as online
poker history was made.
HostJeff paused the
action on the $2-4 NL Hold'em game to explain to each
player what was about to happen - they would get $400
for each VPP they had collected at that table over the
last 40 hands. The winner would get double that. Once
that was all understood, the hand was dealt and the
winner declared, to the obvious delight of Senecady.