After weeks of buildup and handing out prizes for every millionth hand since 49.7 billion, the 50 billionth hand has been dealt at PokerStars. It happened at 10:37 a.m. EDT Wednesday when there were 220,000 players on the site playing on 33,000 tables.
The 50th billionth hands was played on a table named Ornamenta ($,02/ $.05) and the winner of the hand was a player with the nickname "tbvle". For winning the hand he received $56,140 and the other players at the table received between $2,990 and $3,070 - depending on how many VIP points they have earned the previous 50 hands. But that's not all, all players received a $5,200 WCOOP Main Event ticket as well. It must have been an amazing feeling for these players, who were playing for peanuts, to win so much money.