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- Spraggy’s Sunday Million skirmish
- Huge congratulations to Myrthe and Lex!
- Clips of the week
We loved the Blowout Series and its insane prize pools. We adored the Turbo Series with its high-octane action. But you know what?
Sometimes you just can’t beat the flagship.
On PokerStars every Sunday that event is the Sunday Million, which this week took on a $109 Progressive Knockout format with a milly guaranteed in prizes.
And all eyes were on Benj “Spraggy” Spragg as he put on an awesome show for two straight nights.
Already deep in the money, Spraggy’s Milly run really kicked into gear with this huge pot.
Heading into Day 2 16/85 remaining, thousands tuned in fort a sweat. For a while it seemed like this was written in the stars:
Spraggy was winning big flip after big flip:
But a tough spot threw a fork in the road.
Alas, Spraggy’s great run came to an end in 17th (out of 12,614 entries) for $4,170 (inc. bounties).
Same time next week, Spraggy?
Make sure you’re watching at Spraggy.tv.
We’d like to say a massive congratulations to Myrthe and her fiancé Lex Veldhuis!
Wednesday 3-3-2021 our baby boy ♥️Navi Bastian Veldhuis♥️ made it to the world safe and sound (mostly cause his mom is incredible). Myrthe is in good health too🙏
I will take all of March off for parental leave to experience every moment with this little guy. See you guys soon<3 pic.twitter.com/0tsIObB9ch
— Lex Veldhuis (@LexVeldhuis) March 5, 2021
For those of you wondering how the couple chose the name Navi, Lex cleared it up on Twitter:
Getting tons of questions how we came up with the name Navi for our boy. If it either was a reference to Na'Vi (esports), or the wisp from Zelda OOT, or even @Ninja's dog😅.
We came up with the name because of a terrorist in season 4 of 24. True story! Great season btw. pic.twitter.com/IIGC1yTOlS
— Lex Veldhuis (@LexVeldhuis) March 6, 2021
Pump it up.
Imagine if this actually happened around the kitchen table…
The dream start to a final table.
And the dream ending to a final table.
An eight will do nicely.
“Y’all know me, still the same ol’ G. But I been low key.”
A tragedy in three acts.