Poker Stars Breaks World Record Again

Published December 6, 2011 by OCR Editor

Poker Stars Breaks World Record Again

Online poker room draws more than 200,000 together at the same time.

Poker Stars smashed its own Guinness world record for the largest online poker tournament this week, hosting a $1 buy-in event in which 200,000 players took part. The record was confirmed in Prague Sunday, where top poker pros were gathering for a European Poker Tour event.

Record are made to be Broken

PokerStars easily broke the record for largest simultaneous poker game, bringing together precisely 200,000 internet poker players from around the world - and achieving it all well in advance of the planned event start.

The online poker room is no stranger to planning these events. It also held the previous record for largest tournament of 149,196 players, which it achieved a little less than two years ago on December 23, 2009.

Prague Celebrates

The massive tournament was timed to coincide with the European Poker Tour Prague event, perhaps because PokerStars sees the Czech capital as one of the capitals of our beloved card game. Guinness adjudicators announced the record in Prague, and PokerStars held a special celebration afterward at the city's Hilton hotel, where Team PokerStars pros were gathered.

EPT Prague was as much of a success as the world record tournament, especially for Russian online player sokoluk1991 - who defeated all other participants within seven hours to take home the fantastic first prize of $40,000.

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