Ron McMillen won the biggest first prize yet of the World Series of Poker Online early Friday.
McMillen (screen name MacDaddy15) won Event 9, the $1,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em six-handed tournament, earning $188,214.57. He prevailed heads-up against Ryan Torgersen (Im.Sorry), who won $116,379.18.
The event attracted 1,026 entries (658 players and 368 rebuys), creating a prize pool of $974,700.
McMillen won a massive hand heads-up with a pair of tens all-in before the flop against Torgersen’s ace-queen. Shortly thereafter, he made a flush to beat Torgersen’s pair of kings to end the tournament.
Iowa’s Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen had never played online poker before, but that didn’t stop him from winning tonight’s @WSOP Online Event 9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max for $188,214.
Even though the game is online this summer, we still get special moments like this! pic.twitter.com/6dnGXKhMTQ
— Chad Holloway (@ChadAHolloway) July 10, 2020
McMillen previously had 10 cashes in WSOP events for $50,156.
The flagship WSOP that is normally held every summer at the Rio Convention Center has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. leg of the WSOP Online includes one event every day through July 31. Players must be physically located in Nevada or New Jersey to play.
Event 10, a $600 buy-in No-limit Hold’em Monster Stack tournament, starts at 3 p.m. Friday and is expected to end early Saturday. Event 11 is a $500 No-limit Hold’em turbo six-handed tournament that starts at 1 p.m. Saturday.
A series for players who live outside the U.S. — or Americans who can travel out of the country — is July 19 to Sept. 6 on GGPoker.