25 Billion Bash: Getting closer

PokerStars Sinistral7 was playing some cards on Thursday.

"It was kind of a surreal experience," he said.

He knew that PokerStars was running the 25 Billion Bash promotion, but he wasn't sure of all the particulars.

"I wasn't even aware of the VIP multiplier or that the bonus was bigger for the higher limit tables so I was expecting the bonuses to be a lot smaller than they were," he said.

Playing a $30/$60 Stud Hi-Lo game, Sinistral7 ended up making quads on 6th street, good for the $650 pot and a $4,000 25 Billion Bash bonus.

"It was a very pleasant surprise," he said.

A couple of million hands later, cmacnaug had this happen to him.

"I was just planning to quit my session to go out with my friends just before the hand, but I decided to stay around till the next milestone hand about five minutes away," he remembered. "Next thing I knew one of my tables had been paused and I was dealt T8o in middle position."

You can see how it played out below.


That was good for a nearly $1,000 bonus, as well.

"As soon as the hand was over I was in complete shock but incredibly happy considering how unlikely it was. Once I got the congratulations message I immediately logged out and spent the next five hours celebrating," he said.

So far, PokerStars has given away more than $160,000 in prizes in the 25 Billion Bash promotion. At the end of this post, you can see a list of everyone who won on Friday.

Milestone hands are continuing to play out all day long and the big 25 billionth hand is still on the way. Also, don't forget tomorrow's big $2.5 million guaranteed Sunday Million and $1.25 million guaranteed Sunday Warm-Up.

For complete information on how the week will play out, see the 25 Billion Bash information page.

Hand #24882000000

HOMEP1 $125.00
Jim1027 $125.00
DrDrUnK $125.00
gwanyu $300.00
Manny24 $125.00
acoyle $125.00

Hand #24883000000

unscared69 $125.00
acoyle $300.00
MacJr12 $125.00
tellurien $125.00
74653 $125.00
cmyaces $125.00
Joronamo $125.00
Baron.Pocket $125.00
edzwoo $200.00
AlphaGoat $125.00

Hand #24884000000

oruot $125.00
ocFlush $125.00
brittney101 $125.00
mr_miggstrom $125.00
zoe13579 $125.00
zogobrcar $143.75
jetblacktib $345.00
miketka $125.00

Hand#24885000000

fenfen55 $125.00
Marystars0 $125.00
cboliverr $125.00
anthoj21 $125.00
qwertasyx $345.00
OGtilt $125.00

Hand#24886000000

KillingAce $1650
Achilles1978 $400
birkwitz $325
ricdieu $287.50
vilvon3 $287.50
Lorenzo6tr $550
chrisleto $550
HippieAlbino $400
uniqueHandle $250

Hand#24887000000

x.sebi.x $1100
Hoffke1970 $650
woshizhua $650
piscogay $1500
KingBoromir $1100
younggunn24. $575
Roundhauskik $2750
billzfan86 $1100

Hand#24888000000

Pal Pit 8 $143.75
Slace69 $125
kaech $125
k8andden $300
Dejison $125
tinnz187 $125


Hand#24889000000

pilsberg $125.00
d0nn4 $125.00
redrose x $125.00
HurricaneDGB $125.00
WastingMy$$$ $125.00
marietta m $300.00
Duck oil $125.00
Virix $162.50

Hand#24890000000

ROL.X.WIL 68 $125.00
DonPiedro2 $212.42
SergiusVVV $125.00
Felsenkeller $125.00
drinkodrivo $125.00
WinterSPY $125.00
themaikel $125.00
Cazeusp $212.58

Hand#24891000000

MAQAS $550.00
Dr. Fells $750.00
derAUCH? $250.00
SpeckBasu $550.00
oelem444 $287.50
Raynor_88 $550.00
bejy $862.50
Min9 $550.00

Hand#24892000000

BenjaminKoch $125.00
nonazi777 $125.00
FullGainer $125.00
rjulius $125.00
marcbapt $300.00
simonbirch86 $125.00
MuccoSolvan $125.00
franxic $162.50

Hand#24893000000

Kill423 $250.00
17_10_87 $750.00
kisen1234 $250.00
Ronnen2 $250.00
Yo-One 1 $550.00
aggresive19 $400.00

Hand#24894000000

Mighty Muis $125.00
loswiek $125.00
H_for_short $125.00
Unk�rper $125.00
lharveyz $300.00

Hand #24895000000

Mayer1234 $1,437.50
CALLANDREBUY $1,100.00

Hand #24896000000

AACANTSTOPME $125.00
monkeymanon $300.00
14u1 $143.75
allin465 $125.00
kerstin32 $125.00
Prioritet $125.00

Hand #24897000000

upsidaysi $125.00
Silencer21 $125.00
Holleeder53 $125.00
0mahaqueen $300.00
AAssair $125.00
daraspicer $125.00

Hand #24898000000

eeddyy44 $212.50
ktm11ktm $212.50
Tournmaster $143.75
PumpItUp007 $125.00
evep3 $125.00

Hand #24899000000

pjenergy $162.50
RVJohnD $125.00
doncrombie $300.00
BTLD1989 $125.00
BigPapa1933 $125.00
AreboursS $125.00

Hand #24900000000

Veiler $125.00
leg_cramp $143.75
ss22414 $125.00
vincentyuan $125.00
EbonyAdder $125.00
Fabito_play $300.00
kovacsk $125.00
Søborg $125.00
Eaten_Brain $143.75
walkermen $143.75

Hand #24901000000

Txikirov $125.00
Ramon_PS3 $212.50
MaNGiRoX $125.00
Dimatogen $125.00
szamon $125.00
hrandmat $212.50
Aryxo $125.00
CypherEST $125.00

Hand #24902000000

Kaplautz $125.00
jnels0987 $125.00
TheIcyC $125.00
laff2020 $125.00
Mateo1218 $125.00
piolamente $300.00

Hand #24903000000

guthiers763 $212.50
MPAKAPM $143.75
AreboursS $125.00
Mount-Money $125.00
Pick2000 $212.50

Hand #24904000000

2Cards2Come $1,100.00
schaefer $1,100.00
V Diddy KC $500.00
jlclark311 $1,437.50
bet2live $1,100.00
juniex $500.00
tigowoods $500.00

Hand #24905000000

mue17 $325.00
dutchorange $325.00
brudman $1,650.00
none86 $250.00
GutShotSlaya $325.00

Hand #24906000000

asomich $125.00
popeyester $125.00
nazsan $125.00
cruz2nice $125.00
Dr. Azzgee $300.00
revivaI $125.00

Hand #24907000000

ThePwn26 $750.00
perten $550.00

Hand #24908000000

wildmanatee $250.00
par no 7 $250.00
cetnik1408 $287.50
baseball55 $975.00
ezy-ezy777 $550.00
stopacting $250.00

Hand #24909000000

Dashornman $200.00
why360 $125.00
nerlan $125.00
mizzouwho2 $125.00
666PiK $143.75
ClovenHooff $143.75
TMLFAN1967 $300.00
sarah45 $143.75

Hand #24910000000

fizzioman $125.00
maxijswigg $125.00
aaaws $125.00
thegame61912 $125.00
FXSTS $125.00
fourman4 $125.00
sweetthing $125.00
Escalade.ga $125.00
BeerDude $300.00

Hand #24911000000

dpbl $287.50
gabesaid $550.00
TubbyWon $325.00
Ponus $250.00
Pedromartins $750.00
-Ak47-2009- $400.00
AlienCorpse6 $550.00
staig $287.50

Hand #24912000000

biker1376 $575.00
hodge05 $1,100.00
fileasfog $800.00
tatsu111 $500.00
SlowHand22 $1,100.00
uno bandido $500.00
frenchfish94 $2,000.00
Timke00 $650.00
5iveofaKind $1,100.00

Hand #24913000000

solo_vicio $125.00
Candinho13 $125.00
magome $125.00
enfield23 $125.00
ralph1430 $300.00
FalconEagle $143.75

Hand #24914000000

optosmile $125.00
PlainRed $125.00
LESABRE16 $125.00
lakermtn $300.00
luy mr.h $125.00

Hand #24915000000

McBluff4u $250.00
blznblntz $250.00
Let'sHuggle $250.00
SMKiefer $750.00
R0DANR0 $250.00
rickir18 $250.00
sammydog $250.00
Shaddow2000 $250.00
DaPreachy $250.00
kudasai $250.00

Hand #24916000000

gangip $650.00
Simplicity8 $2,750.00

Hand #24917000000

AAindaBB $575.00
gplayer_unit $500.00
matze1987 $2,000.00
DerkDerk $575.00
element64 $1,100.00
fooligan dan $575.00

Simon Young
@MrSimonYoung in PokerStars news