Pokerstars Worlds Largest Poker Tournament World Record Attempt
On Sunday December 28th EST PokerStars will attempt to set a new world record for the world’s largest poker tournament. To entice as many poker players as possible in to the event, Pokerstars have set the buy in at a very modest $10+$1 and have guaranteed $500,000 for the event.
The tournament will be capped at 35,000 players so there will be an amazing 3,500 tables in action at once.
But importantly as the tournament will be capped out at 35,000 poker players, this means that the tournament will have a guaranteed $150,000 cash overlay.
Each blind level will run for 10 minutes, making play in the tournament similar to a turbo. Tables will be 10 handed and the official prizes will be announced after the registration period closes. Players are permitted to sign up until two minutes before the tournament begins, which is at 15:30 ET on Sunday, December 28th, but we wouldn’t advise leaving it that late as with such a nice overlay this tournament will fill quickly.
The $500K Guinness World Record Attempt ($500k Gtd) has a Tournament ID of 126551369 and can be found under “Tourney” >> “Special”. With 12 days and 21 hours left before start time, there is already 2400 players registered.
Last August, PokerStars ran a similar tournament that boasted an $11 buy-in and offered a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. In that event, 20,000 players turned out and PokerStars claimed it was the largest cash tournament ever held at the time.
If you fancy playing in this world record attempt at PokerStars sign up using the PokerStars Marketing Code PAWT7 and and deposit using the Bonus Code FIRST2008 and you’ll have an extra $50 to play with.