How do you fancy getting dealt a pair of queens and scooping a $200,000 prize? Well that’s what happened to a player on Mansion Poker last week. OK, he had to battle through a whole tournament field to get to that final winning hand, but it’s still not a bad haul.
The tournament was the Monthly Million, which as its name suggests runs once a month and has a $1m guaranteed prize pool. Mansionpoker.com player Rum231 bought in for a cost of $500 and the $35 tournament fee.
“I played for 12 hours and finally came out on top on Monday morning,” Rum231 says. “I felt like I had the final table under control since I understood how the other players were playing. At the same time I was fortunate enough to win some key hands where it was just a 50/50 chance.”
The winning hand came when he was dealt a pair of pocket queens.
“There were two fives on the flop and a queen,” Rum231 remembers. “Luckily for me my opponent had a five so we were both all in. That’s when I won the pot and the tournament. What a great feeling”!”
Poker expert Timothy Green, who watched the game, praised his skills.
“You could see how he continued to learn each table and each player, slowly taking control and grabbing the opportunity to win when it came around,” Green said.