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UK based poker pro wins 'biggest ever' online jackpot after playing in attic for 27 hours

UK based poker pro wins 'biggest ever' online jackpot after playing in attic for 27 hours

The London-based poker pro picked up a huge jackpot

A London-based professional poker player picked up a massive online jackpot after playing in his attic for 27 hours.

The next time you judge someone for spending hours on a computer in their basement, think again.

Bert Stevens won the prize of a lifetime when he beat 6,023 opponents in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) online main event by operator GGPoker on Tuesday (3 October).

A London-based professional poker player picked up a massive online jackpot after playing in his attic for 27 hours.
Twitch/girafganger7

According to media reports, the highest-paying online tournament in history lasted for 27 hours with breaks.

Stevens - also known on Twitch as @girafganger7 - went head to head with a 4-1 chip advantage against Yagen Li from China in the final round.

The buy-in for the event was $5,000 (£4,100) and both players were guaranteed more than £2 million (£1.6m) in winnings, regardless.

In the final game, the poker pro reportedly raised up to $10.5 million (£8.6m) with a pair of sixes (clubs and diamonds) before facing a three-bet to $30 million (£24.6m) against an ace of clubs and a queen of diamonds.

The Twitch user then took a massive gamble before going all in for around $117 million (£96m), in which Li snap-called and was in a position to take a 2-1 chip advantage if he could win a race.

As a result, Li was forced to 'settle' for second place with a mega $2 million (£1.6m) consolation prize after a board containing a king of spades, a three of diamonds, a king of diamonds, a four of spades, and a five of hearts.

The next time you judge someone for spending hours on a computer in their basement, think again.
Newsflash

Stevens, though, walked away with what reports are calling the 'biggest ever' online jackpot.

He picked up an eye-watering $2.7 million (£2.2 million) after 27 hours of playing in his basement.

Not bad, eh?

For that kind of money you can't blame him for celebrating by ripping off his shirt in front of thousands of fans who were able to watch the live stream on his Twitch profile.

Taking to social media, his fans congratulated him for the special moment.

One X (Twitter) user wrote: "This man is the real goat of poker, @GGPoker just offer him as sponsorship and create his avatar and his emoji he deserves it.

"The most humble guy I ever saw on Twitch. I wish you all the best '@Girafganger7'."

Another commented: 'The moment we all dream of. Bert is so easy to root for. F**king love this guy. Get this dude a sponsorship immediately!"

While someone else said: "Such an impressive performance. What a goat."

Please gamble responsibly. For help, support and advice about problem gambling, contact the National Gambling Helpline anytime on 0808 8020 133.

Featured Image Credit: Newsflash/Twitch/girafganger7

Topics: UK News, Gambling, Money