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Online Poker -- PokerStars Sets Guinness World Record

35,000 Players Participate in the $10 Tournament


Guinness World Record TournamentPokerStars is now home to the largest tournament in history thanks to Sunday's record-breaking no-limit hold'em contest. The tournament was the culmination of their World Record Weekend promotion and saw an astounding 35,000 entrants put up the $10+$1 buy-in to be a part of history. If that wasn't enough, PokerStars was kind enough to offer up a $150,000 overlay to reward its loyal players.

The record itself was never in question. Registration had been open for weeks and every seat was sold out days before the action even began. The increased traffic spread through all areas of the site and PokerStars was able to boast a high of 250,540 players, occupying 33,582 tables, setting another record for the most players simultaneously logged on at one time.

Though many were disappointed to be left out of the historic tournament, that didn't stop those players from flooding other tournaments and cash games, creating what many reported as a slight lag to the site's processing. Order was quickly restored, but there were little hiccups throughout the night as the servers stayed busy.

Despite the enormous field size, the players reached the money in less than three hours. During hand-for-hand play, a total of 80 players were eliminated, starting the inevitable dash towards the final table.

Here are the final table results:

  1. stan34powa — $30,000
  2. meiky777 — $20,000
  3. rumred14 — $15,000
  4. Goldman007 — $10,000
  5. Nekochan48 — $7,500
  6. gustave44 — $5,000
  7. n0ideahh — $3,500
  8. alepolice — $2,500
  9. ONE_TIMEE — $2,000
  10. FuFish — $1,500