April 1 will go down in the record books for Global Poker. After a month of satellites beginning as low as SC$1.50 and a host of preliminary events, players took to the virtual felt to play in the largest tournament in Global Poker history.
The Global Poker Madness Main Event welcomed 419 players paying SC$540 for the privilege of winning their share of the impressive SC$209,500 prize pool. It easily eclipsed the guarantee of SC$200,000 after some predictions that there would be a massive overlay.
The overlay didn’t materialize as 189 players qualified to play in the SC$540 buy-in tournament by winning one of the many satellites that ran during the entire month of March.
‘Greeen’ sees green
After qualifying for the Nuts Main Event by winning a seat in a SC$77 satellite, it was ‘Greeen’ who was left holding all the chips. His hard-fought victory earned him SC$40,194, the biggest score of his career.
“I’m honestly beside myself,” ‘Greeen’ said after the tournament in the public forums. “I’ve played poker for a year and a half, a losing player, break even at best.”
‘Greeen’ first started playing on the Global Poker website eight months ago. He credits the site as a great place to play poker, especially for someone with a small bankroll.
After a single day’s work at the poker table, ‘Greeen’ is pocketing the equivalent of a year’s salary. “40K is a little less than my annual earnings,” he said. “I work 50-60 hours a week.”
‘Greeen’ is having a hard time believing his good fortune, saying “I have spontaneously broken into tears six times this morning.”
‘Greeen’ concluded with a little inspiration for all those players struggling to make a breakthrough: “The dream is alive boys! Never doubt yourselves.”
‘beatbookie’ is a worthy runner-up
After a river deuce counterfeited the two pair of ‘beatbookie,‘ ‘Greeen’ found himself in a dominant chip position as the final hand took place.
‘Greeen’ held ace-six of hearts and was all in against the nine-eight offsuit of ‘beatbookie.’ ‘Greeen’ made a pair when a six fell on the turn. His pair held and he went on to be crowned the first-ever Global Poker Madness Champion.
“Congrats on the win Greeen,” runner-up ‘beatbookie’ said. “I wasn’t happy when you rivered that deuce to counterfeit my two pairs, but after reading this story, I feel better. It sounds like you deserve the win buddy. Hope you parlay it into even greater success.”
‘beatbookie’ found some green of his own when he ccollected SC$29,925 in real prizes for finishing second.
‘Greeen’ and ‘beatbookie’ are indicative of the kind of social community Global Poker is creating. All players that cashed in the Main Event can use their newly acquires $weeps Coins to enter ring games or tournaments, or they can withdraw it to PayPal.
More dreams are ready for the making at Global Poker
Global Poker welcomes U.S. and Canadian players to play poker for real cash prizes. The social poker community provides plenty of opportunities to win big.
Global Poker returns to their regular tournament schedule this Sunday with SC$55,000 in guarantees in its two signature tournaments:
- 3:00 p.m. (ET): SC$110 buy-in “Sunday Teaser” with SC$15,000 guaranteed
- 5:30 p.m. (ET): SC$218 buy-in “Sunday Scrimmage” with SC$40,000 guaranteed
There are more tournaments with buy-ins ranging from SC$2.20 to SC$218. In fact, there is a full day of tournaments awaiting you. Click here for the complete schedule.
If you want to play for your share of the green, log on to GlobalPoker.com and take a seat. In the words of the newly crowned Global Poker Madness Main Event Champion, “The dream is alive.”