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PR: Microgaming Poker Network deals up record breaking hand

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by Casinomeister, Jun 26, 2006.

    Jun 26, 2006
  1. Casinomeister

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    26 June 2006




    Microgaming Poker Network deals up record breaking hand
    online Heads up game shatters record for LARGEST SINGLE hand​

    Microgaming’s Poker Network served up records galore when a heads up game delivered the largest pot in online poker history. Two ultra competitive players, who at one stage had $800,000 on the table between them, played a $465,461 hand during an eight hour marathon, eclipsing the previous $357,256 record by over $100,000.

    This slice of poker history was watched by 600 people and the chat box on the site was almost overwhelmed by the volume of excited posts. Comments were being entered so rapidly there was hardly even time to read them let alone respond, according to users and viewers worldwide.

    After over 8 hours of play on the $200/400 No Limit Heads Up table at the Microgaming Poker Network, one player had accumulated over $700,000 while the other had around $80,000.

    The game started out with $80,000 on the table and never flagged. Over eight hours, it took just over 20 rebuys at $40,000 to reach the total figure just short of $1 million in play on the table. It was a seesaw night as one player took charge in early play, leaving the other down a couple of hundred thousand. It was towards the end of the night that the largest hand in the history of online poker was recorded. The $465,461 was played when the second player made an enthralling comeback by spiking 3 aces on the flop.

    After all the drama it is unclear how much both players had won, although the second ‘comeback’ player did leave with the bulk of the money.

    Roger Raatgever, CEO, Microgaming, comments, “This really was a milestone for poker both in terms of stakes and spectator participation and demonstrates the dedicated following the game now attracts. I am delighted that this took place on Microgaming’s Poker Network and have no doubt it will not be long before all of these totals are again surpassed as online poker continues its rapid ascent in popularity. ”


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    About Microgaming
    Since Microgaming (You must register/login in order to see the link.) developed the first true online casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages four new releases a month and an unmatched ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators, Microgaming can be found powering many of the world’s most profitable online casino sites. The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network is the world’s largest progressive and has paid out a record $200m plus in the last three years.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2006
  3. Reef

    Reef Dormant account

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    I read about this on another forum. Pretty sick stuff. For the average person, just 1 of their pots is life changing.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2006
  5. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Since when did the Microgaming Poker Network change its name from Prima Poker?
     
  6. Jun 28, 2006
  7. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming!

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    A few weeks ago they issued this press release:


     
  8. Jul 16, 2006
  9. craig_AA

    craig_AA Banned User

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    and this company helped found ecogra????? surely this cant be true ???? is it any surprise IF this is true they dont give a damn when it comes to disputes regarding prima poker then god this is surely a scandal and yet another reason for government intervention.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2006
  11. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    What a joke. They have logs to give exact #'s. If they didn't want to give the exact numbers, just release an estimated figure.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2006
  13. bb1webs

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    if there were only two of them playing then I don't see how they can claim

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