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Mike Hill turns $22 into $10K MILLIONS Passport at partypoker

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Posted on 23 March 2020 by "T".

At partypoker, everyone is given the chance to win big. Their satellites and Passports allow an aspiring player to turn a small investment into a massive prize.

Meet Mike Hill, affectionately called "DaBookie" in British poker circles, has made partypoker history last week as he luckily turned a $22 satellite into a MILLIONS Passport worth at least $10,000. Check out his amazing poker story below!

Mike Hill isn't the usual modern-day poker player. He may not be a young math whizz kid who plays multiple tables for hours on end, but his mind is still as sharp as ever when it comes to the game. "I am a retired bookmaker, property developer, and racehorse syndicate manager from Stockport. I have been playing poker since 2005 and live poker since 2007. I'm currently looking for new challenges."

Back in 1989, Hill took over his first betting shop on his 27th birthday and spent 23 years in the venture. He then expanded to three shops alongside a successful phone betting service, "During this time I saw the evolution of the business from enclosed frowned upon back street business through to the introduction of the National Lottery and the deregulation that followed the high street staple it is or was today."

Not a Stranger in Winning Satellite Tournaments
The very first time Mike Hill played online poker was back in 2005, and he's still doing it recreationally at the now-GVC Holdings-owned Ladbrokes. He changed sites when the site lost a market share and managed to win a package to the 2007 EPT Grand Final in Monaco. "I won a satellite for $24.80 into the nightly $109 final and won the package. I fell just short of the money and decided at the start of 2008 to have a crack at the live game and here we are today. There's so much more to this story though!"

Last week, history repeated itself when Mike Hill entered a $22 satellite for a MILLIONS Passport at partypoker. He progressed from the Quarter Final into the $109 Semi Final and made it through that. Starting the final with 950,000 chips put him among the big stacks, but winning a Passport was far from a forgone conclusion.
Hill recalled, "I started 7/110 in the final so was cautious at first. "I had top pair against an aggressive player who also had loads of chips and check-called three streets as he blasted off."

That hand sent Hill into the chip lead. He said, "Later on, I think I was 11/14 and raised with queen-ten of clubs in late position. The big blind, who was also quite short-stacked, called. We saw an A-9-4 flop with two clubs. He checked, I jammed and he called with ace-nine. The turn was the king of clubs and that gave me a comfortable stack again."

After what felt like ages, the packages were awarded and Hill had finished 5th place, thus landing himself a glittering $10K MILLIONS Passport!

Where Will He Use His MILLIONS Passport?
Where he uses his MILLIONS Passport mainly depends on how things are going with the coronavirus. Mike said, "As we stand, it really depends on the coronavirus going away. Initially, I fancied Cyprus but we will see, I have enjoyed the Caribbean Poker Party after winning two packages in recent years and suffering horrendous beats out of both major events, so maybe it owes me one?!"

Mike is extremely happy with the Passport promotion that partypoker offers. Imagine, his $22 is now worth a $10,000 package! This is something that appeals strongly to the recreational players on the site. He said, "I think the Passport system works better than tournament dollars as it provides the full package, which appeals to more players. Personally, it appeals to me as it probably encourages more recreational players to play as they are winning their dream as opposed to a lump of tournament dollars."

Hill believes that the Phased tournaments, the early stages of the Passport system, are very well-suited to recreational players. The final, however, is a true test of one's skills. "Obviously the system suite recreational players and the more that play the better value the event is for everyone. The structure of the phases suits a more direct style, which negates the skill factor (or at least changes the styles and actions of players) and allows a little luck to go a long way. The final, however, is a true test, but with no direct buy-in, it means a more level playing field. It's well thought out and seems to work for all."

Join Mike Hill and Win a MILLIONS Passport too!
You too can follow in Mike's footsteps by playing in partypoker's MILLIONS Passport phased satellites.

He started at the $22 level, but you can jump in for even less with $2.20 Round 1 and even freerolls are available.


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9 comments on "Mike Hill turns $22 into $10K MILLIONS Passport at partypoker"

 dule-vu23/03/2020 13:53:22 GMT
as we can see,its not strange that he get some bigger ticket from satellite and to make something from it!now he got great package from just 22 $,which is not easy,so who know where he will end this year!its great success that probably every poker player would like to get!
 Mober23/03/2020 19:14:15 GMT
This is why you should play only in big sites.
Cause only there you can find opportunities like that,
winning big packages out of nowhere.
From a 22usd satellite to a 10k plus package.
If oyu know the game and you are lucky also, then you can go long way with it Smile
 Alukard1924/03/2020 04:02:36 GMT
Единственный минус пакета, что он существует один год!!! а когда смогут наити вакцину против коронавируса неизвестно!!!

The only disadvantage of the package is that it exists for one year. It is still unknown when they will find a vaccine against the coronavirus.
 CALICUL24/03/2020 14:30:15 GMT
The satellites will always have one or more winners, because this is normal when the number of players may cover certain awards. Mike Hill won a very good prize, but must to continue and to achieve something beautiful. He has 15 years of poker and he played enough to reach there.
 maragatero24/03/2020 16:09:56 GMT
A good history to believe in the satellites, better if you lives near the city of the tournament where you want to spend that passport, or in it! And this man did it in the past, he is turning in a pro player. The hope to recreational and thrifty players like me is that is possible to do it with a freeroll`s start. Obviously, you have to play several hours more, and fight with variance
 antonis32124/03/2020 19:20:07 GMT
He has other businesses to make his mone ythis retired bookmaker , poker is his hobby . He has won again ticket for live tournaments in the past , so he knows how it is . With this complete package he'llbe able to play the tournament he prefers not haing to spend any $$ for other accomondation expenses as far as I understood , so that's very good for him , I would love to have such a package with all expenses included and paid . Good luck to him when he'll have the opportunity to play in a live event of his choice . Cause now I think there are many restrictions for thr live poke (and not only) events .
 dule-vu25/03/2020 14:34:21 GMT
ofcourse he want to spend small amount and to try to catch big package or big ticket,as every player would like it,but in this example we can see that he know how to do it!now its only question will he be able to make something bigger from it or he will have just a niec trip to destination!
 maragatero25/03/2020 20:03:52 GMT
I don´t know antoni321, I think that this passport make "free buy-in" all the tournament that he would want to play, but the passages, the hotel, the mealt, etc. he have to pay for it. Thinking in that is because I wrote about the proximity to the cities where those tournaments are played. He is an european, so the transfers between union countries is cheap. You'll just have to wait for covid19 to pass!
 antonis32126/03/2020 01:01:38 GMT
I think everything there are extra money to spend for such needs at the casino while he'll spend some days there playing . Anyway , I don't know how much , but even this ticket is good enough for him , a great opportunity to play and win big money with very small investment indeed . He only has to see which evrnt is available , and if he likes to play it . So many cancellations these days ...

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