Hundreds of poker players flooded into Atlantis Resort to hunt the incredible value created by the Platinum Pass promotion in the PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em Players Championship, the biggest event in the history. The field has dwindled down to 8 players over the course of the first 4 days and one of them will be awarded a whopping $5.1 million. Each player is guaranteed at least $509,000 and top 6 will walk away with $1,000,000.
Spain’s Ramon Colillas won $5.1 million after he outlasted 1,039 players to win the biggest tournament. It includes $1million added by PokerStars as the icing on this unprecedented promotional cake. He was one of the players who earned passage to the Caribbean for free.
While he had only $10,000 in live cashes coming into the event, Ramon Colillas counts himself a professional player. The 30-year-old won Pass grinding out points on a small Spanish live tournament leaderboard, now he has turned it into the payday of a lifetime.