Top 5: Spin ups

5 legendary examples of players turning their rags into riches

1. Chris Moneymaker
The top spin up merchant of all time is the accountant turned poker legend who played a $39 SOP satellite that changed the world.
2. Marat ‘Maratik’ Sharafutdinov
The 2012 WCOOP main event winner was a $2 grinder who won his seat by playing in a series of FPP qualifiers. So a return of a $1m for an investment of $0. Not bad.
3. Annette Obrestad
The poster girl for the zero to hero progression has to be Annette Obrestad. Despite never depositing a cent she is one of the biggest online winners in history. Must be nice.
4. Chris Ferguson
I know we’re all supposed to hate Chris Ferguson these days, but you have to admire his ability to spin up $20,000 from $1 online and then repeating the trick going from $0 to $10,000. That takes dedication.
5. Tom McEvoy
McEvoy was the first winner of the WSOP main event to qualify through a satellite. He only won
$580k though. Hardly worth getting out of bed for.
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