Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen made $10 000 on coronavirus
A month ago, the name of professional poker player Chris Hunichen appeared in the news headlines. The reason of such state of affairs was not his victory in poker. During coronavirus pandemic, Chris made a specific bet concerning the number of deaths from COVID-19.
Hunichen wrote about it on his Twitter:
Want to take over 100k deaths from covid-19 in US by September 1st. Must know you or if I don’t you must post or escrow.— Chris Hunichen - OTCtrade.com (@BigHuni) April 5, 2020
After this post, Chris Hunichen was strongly criticized. In his defense, the poker player said that he was very frightened by the situation in the world and the fact that people didn’t fully understand the seriousness of given problem. His goal was not to earn money, but to inform people about the danger.
Unfortunately, the situation turned out to be so serious that Hunichen’s bet played much earlier than planned. Already in May, the number of deaths from coronavirus in the United States exceeded 100 000.
100k deaths hit with 3 months to spare! Sad to see but on the positive the deadly cases seem to be going down each day! For the money won on the feeding the homeless bets I will be matching the total 100% and donating dollar for dollar! pic.twitter.com/PInIRRnjeG— Chris Hunichen - OTCtrade.com (@BigHuni) May 26, 2020
Many people criticized such a bet, but the poker player achieved the awareness-raising. He also donated the entire amount won to charity.