$100 Spin & Go goes off and makes jrww86 an instant millionaire

Just after 3pm ET today, all the bells and whistles at PokerStars HQ started buzzing. In what might have been a quiet night for everyone, things got crazy fast.

Why? Well, a $100 Spin & Go tournament had just gone off for the $1.2 million jackpot, and three players were about to fight for it. One came from Belarus, one from Russia, and the final hailed from, of all places, Bermuda.

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As happens in these super-fast three-handed events, the Belarus player, netspider_by was quickly shortstacked. Though he got it in good with K♦6♣, REVELKOF ran out a club flush with 6♠Q♣ and took the chip lead.

With netspider_by forced to be content with a $100,000 consolation prize, the two others were left to fight for the million.

Over the next 14 hands, jrww86 chipped away to take a 56-chip lead.

Seat 1: jrww86 (778 in chips)
Seat 2: REVELKOF (722 in chips)

With the action on him at the 30/60 level, jrww86 called out of the blinds, and REVELKOF checked. On the Q♠J♦9♥ flop, REVELKOF shoved with 3♥Q♦. His timing was off, because jrww86 had flopped two pair with J♣Q♣.

Just like that, jrww86 was an instant millionaire. Not a bad little present less than two weeks before Christmas.

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We reached out to jrww86 to see how he's doing. He declared himself "too excited to talk" in the minutes after his win. We gave him a little time to catch his breath after winning $1 million in the span of eight minutes.

He has since revealed a little bit about himself. While he wants to remain anonymous, the man behind the screen name is a Bermuda native. He's lived there for his 30 years on Earth, and when he's not winning $1 million in a few minutes, he works as a history teacher. After playing poker for ten years on a recreational basis, he says this money "will come in handy."

No kidding.

"I am currently still in shock, but it is definitely a timely blessing," he said.

And that's how a history teacher makes a little history of his own.


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