PokerStars Endeavors To Break Own ‘Largest Poker Tournament’ Record

Last summer, PokerStars hosted what became the largest poker tournament in the world, attracting 20,000 players to a single multi-table tournament. As 2008 is coming to a close, the world’s most popular online poker room is at it again, attempting to break its own world record.

“This is an official attempt at the Guinness world record for World’s Largest Poker Tournament!” boasts the PokerStars lobby. “$500,000 is guaranteed!”

PokerStars will be hosting this exclusive event on Sunday, December 28th at 3:30pm ET. The online poker room has made sure every online poker player of any bankroll size will be able to attend, requiring only a $10+$1 buy-in. However, there is a limit of 35,000 participants in the online poker tournament, so you’ll have to get in quick if you want to be a part of the record breaking endeavor.

For those of you who are mathematically minded, you’ve probably already crunched the numbers here. With 35,000 players forking over $10 a piece, that only adds up to $350,000. The guaranteed prize pool is a massive $500,000, giving players the same advantageous opportunity as an extensive overlay. Then again, to beat out 35,000 players, a lot of skill, a little luck and some cunning deception will surely be on the winner’s pallet.

The tournament will be held in near turbo fashion as, with so many players expected, PokerStars will be maintaining 3,500 tables from the start. The blind levels will increase every 10 minutes to keep the action pumping at break-neck pace.

To register for your shot at the incredible $500k GP and become a part of history, log onto PokerStars and look under the ‘Tournament > Special’ tab for “Guinness World Record Attempt [$500k gtd]”. At the time of writing this, there were exactly 3,330 players already registered. Good luck!

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