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LSkywalker Wins GGPoker Super Circuit and GGPoker’s Alexandra Botez Announces $50K Challenge

LSkywalker Wins GGPoker Super Circuit and GGPoker’s Alexandra Botez Announces $50K Challenge

Busy days for GGPoker. With the awesome ongoing Road To Vegas promotion, GGPoker has just completed their WSOP Circuit Online Series, where a Dutchman collected $780,000 for his win in the Main Event. On top of it all, Chess Master Alexandra Botez has joined the ambassador team, coming up with a grand promotion!

Perhaps one of the best, if not the biggest online event series so far was the WSOP Super Circuit Main Event on GGPoker. With multiple starting flights, and numerous satellites, there was a total of 20,854 entries , accumulating a total prize pool of $10,427,000 (just shy of the $10M GTD).

On April Fool’s, the second day of the event was played until just nine players remained. One of the players who would make it to the final was Loek ‘Lskywalker’ Hahn, hailing from The Netherlands.

WSOP Super Circuit Main Event Winner: Loek ‘Lskywalker’ Hahn

Dutchman Wins Staggering Cash Prize in Main Event

In conversation with a local Dutch poker media outlet, he explained more about his epic run, coming in as 7th out of 9 players into the final table. Loek mentioned that he had just finished his studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Twente, having poker as a hobby on the side.

Usually, he does play at such limits of buy-ins, but he managed to qualify for the tournament a couple of weeks back. Not having any expectations going into Day 2, he even played some live poker before the online tournament started, which would turn out to become the run of a lifetime.

After winning a flip early during the final day with Ace-King against Queens, it was looking ‘LSkywalker’. He had accumulated so many chips, that he didn’t even feel some of the coolers he received leading up to the final stage.

The commanding chip lead was never in question, and so it was Loek Hahn from The Netherlands who took down the WSOP Super Circuit Main Event, collecting a staggering amount of prize money, and the legendary trophy!

Perhaps we will see him back during some of the next online events, such as the $20M GTD GGMillion$ WEEK, which kicked off at the beginning of this week.

2Vasyl Stus$568,393.21
5Tomas Hueber$220,165.60
6Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Mackoff$160,508.85

GGPoker and Alexandra Botez: Head-to-Head with the Chess World

Chess sensation and GGPoker's own Queen, Alexandra Botez, is shaking up the game with an electrifying Spin & Gold ELO Challenge. This isn't your typical poker tourney; it's a clash of titans, where chess content creators and players from every corner of the globe converge to battle it out for a hefty $50,000 prize.

GGPoker Alexandra Botez

This epic showdown is kicking off on the GGPoker platform in May. Here, participants will dive headfirst into the thrilling Spin & Gold poker games. But here's the twist – each contender will be armed with their very own ELO rating, the ultimate measure of chess prowess, to size up the competition.

With the clock ticking and blinds on the rise, every move counts in these lightning-fast games. May the sharpest mind prevail, as the player boasting the highest ELO rank by the 30th of May claims the throne and walks away with the grand prize.

GGPoker Alexandra Botez and Daniel Negreanu

Alexandra Botez has attracted fierce competition, featuring a star-studded lineup including the likes of Raffael Chess, Dina Belenk, Jan Gustafsson, and more chess virtuosos from around the globe. These aren't just players; they are strategists and chess masters.

In the words of the queen herself, Alexandra Botez, "I'm thrilled to team up with GGPoker to bring together the brightest minds in chess for an epic poker showdown. The traits and skills that make good chess players translate so well into poker that I am sure this will be an incredibly close and exciting competition. I suspect many chess names will move up the poker ranks over the next few years!’’

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