|A considerable slice of poker history was made recently at Microgaming’s Poker Network, when a heads up game delivered the largest pot in online poker history. The two players, who at one stage had $800,000 on the table between them, played a $465,461 hand during an eight hour marathon, eclipsing the previous $357,256 record by over $100,000. |
The game began with $80,000 on the table and showed no signs of letting up. In just over eight hours, over 20 rebuys at $40,000 were made to reach the total figure just short of $1 million in play on the table.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said: “This really was a milestone for poker both in terms of stakes and spectator participation and demonstrates the dedicated following the game now attracts. I am delighted that this took place on Microgaming’s Poker Network and have no doubt it will not be long before all of these totals are again surpassed as online poker continues its rapid ascent in popularity. ”
The event was watched by 600 people and the chat box on the website was reportedly overwhelmed by the volume of posts from viewers and users worldwide. After over 8 hours of play on the $200/400 No Limit Heads Up table at the Microgaming Poker Network, one player had accumulated over $700,000 while the other had around $80,000.