Massachusetts Man Wins $10 Million In No-Skill Poker Tournament
Prize Larger Than Every WSOP Main Event Except 2006
Even lotteries are taking an interest in Texas hold’em.
A Massachusetts man won $10 million in a no-skill poker tournament on Saturday. The prize was larger than every World Series of Poker main event payout except one.
The event, which was electronic-based and thus did not have any live dealers, started with 560 players who had already qualified to participate. 560 was whittled down to 64, then to 12, then to three and finally to a winner, according to The Boston Globe. The format saw players receive two cards and then the whole board was run out without any sort of betting or action from the players. Whoever had the best five-card hand would advance.
The prize scale was $10,000, $50,000, $1 million and $10 million.
The winner was 51-year-old Eugene Condon Jr.
According to The Globe, state lottery officials said that their tournament was the first of its kind in the United States. Though, the format is nothing original.
Photo via Massachusetts State Lottery Twitter.
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