We had no idea that the race to become the first member of the Diamond Club Elite VIP programme would be so hotly contested when we announced the launch of the our loyalty programme’s top tier on January 31st.

From the moment of the Diamond Club Elite announcement, Russian poker player “sp0ubledy” got busy grinding SPINS games, playing 12-tables for between 10 to 16 hours per day such was his determination to become the first-ever Diamond Club Elite member. Fifty-eight days later, he achieved his goal.

It took a lot of hard work from sp0ubledy to hit the $200,000 rake milestone, but he believes Lady Luck may have played a part in his success.

“Life has plenty of twists and turns,” said sp0ubledy, “Being the first Diamond Club Elite member feels like a gift of fate. I just appeared at the right time, in the right place and with suitable skills.”

sp0ubledy hit $200,000 in rake on March 29th, less than two months after the launch of Diamond Club Elite. After two months of solid grinding, is sp0ubledy going to continue to log as much volume in the SPINS games?

“Yes, I will keep playing SPINS for sure, but I will play less tables because grinding 10-16 hours per day at 12 tables doesn’t give me much time to study and improve at poker.”

The competitive nature of poker is what attracts sp0ubledy to the game and he loves to play heads-up games when he is not grinding SPINS. Being a solid heads-up player comes in handy in the SPINS games as large sections of each tournament is spent playing one-on-one plus the vast majority of SPINS have a winner-takes-all payout structure.

Sixty-percent cashback and a whole host of benefits aside, what made sp0ubledy embark on two month of solid grinding?

“For me this programme gave me a chance to discover my potential and I found some fantastic results. I like how partypoker cares about its players, and now we have a really amazing place with nice conditions to play online poker.”

sp0ubledy not only has bragging rights of being our first Diamond Club Elite player, he also receives a $16,000 VIP package to the Caribbean Poker Party and a $10,300 MILLIONS Online entry for later this year. He also received a $10,000 cash payment when he hit $100,000 in rake and an additional $20,000 cash bonus when the $200,000 rake milestone was reached.

Furthermore, as part of the Diamond Club Elite promotion, sp0ubledy now benefits from 100 percent cashback until January 31st, 2020.

Congratulations to sp0ubledy on his remarkable achievement. Learn more about Diamond Club Elite here.

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