Elite Series concludes with a win for Alberto19865 (and plenty of zeros)

Have you ever seen a tournament with a one million buy-in? It's quite something. That many zeross tends to make it a widescreen event, as pots, bigger than you can possibly imagine, and worth billions, move from one side of the table to the other.

Welcome to the world of play money poker.

All of which made for a compelling Elite Series on PokerStars - 40 events, with buy-ins from 1 million to a billion chips, played February 17 to 26. What's more the leader board contest went down to the wire.


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First across that wire was Alberto19865, who finished top of the leader board to collect 1 billion chips. If those are the kinds of numbers that appeal to you then we'll looking ahead to run similar event in the future. Your time will come.

The Elite Series Leaderboard is listed below.

Place FromPlace ToPlayer IDCountry# Tourns PlayedScore
11Alberto19865MX30515
22dmmagic91US28385
33yorick5270US24320
44clod199GB23315
55clintvankleyUS25295
66Stewy7US19290
77~uniQ~wun~CA24285
88F.O._A2_LOWCA25270
99jrbutch123US21245
1010BLGeezyUS25230
1111ERICB1234US15225
1212SHORTY F00LAUS11220
1313K1NGW1LL1AMCA33205
1414evgen1954RU8195
1515Patsh67US8190
1616herman 210US13185
1717Pure PearlUS14180
1821akirasuJP9170
1821hmpokerUS11170
1821jtheking420US22170
1821MohegunUS16170
2224Ice queen682FR13165
2224tradevestorUS9165
2224TheHulk97US19165
2527CR$1,000KUS17160
2527Jdogg2822US12160
2527rsthebowlerUS10160
2829$$4infoCR7155
2829GoinmachineUS16155
3031Amy Lynn O.US12145
3031evisceratingAU17145




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