Poker is a game of small edges. The key is applying this edge over a large volume.

Even top-ranked pros only hope to achieve ROIs of around 10 – 40%.

An ROI of 5870%, in a single game let alone in the long run, is a score that most players can only dream of. Yet that’s exactly what Brazilian player ‘vassili_10’ managed to achieve in last weekend’s Sunday Double Deuce.

vassili_10’ didn’t buy into the tournament directly. Instead, they gained entry via a $2.20 satellite. After surviving the satellite and earning a seat, they found themselves with an opportunity to play for a serious poker payday.

The Sunday Double Deuce had a total prize pool of $139,100. ‘vassila_10’ had to battle through 6,955 entries and it was by means an easy final table.

Players like Hot $55 winner ‘Radik14’ and Mini Million second place winner ‘Jipkid’ were on hand to make for a gritty low stakes rumble.

Eventually ‘vassili_10’ made a heads-up split with ‘Radik14’, both winning $12,916 each.

$12,916 from a $2.20 investment?! That’s a success story if ever we’ve seen one, and one of the highlights of this weekend’s results.

But it’s not just a one off. Each week, several players break the boundaries of what others consider possible by reaching off-the-scale ROIs.

‘Super Shilin’ from Russia earned satellite entry to last weekend’s Sunday Storm for just $1.45. They finished in third place for $7,691, achieving an ROI of 5,303%.

The Sunday Million was running at its usual buy-in of $109 again, but ‘thstorm1982’ gained entry via a $5.50 satellite. They went on to finish sixth place for $21,088, scoring an ROI of 3,833%.

Such is the power of the satellite!

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