PokerStars to end year with record attempt

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On Sunday PokerStars will be working to end the year on a high note with a new world record to add to its list of accomplishments.

On Dec. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET, PokerStars is hosting a tournament that can accommodate as many as 35,000 players in an attempt to break the World Record for the Largest Online Poker Tournament.

The current record stands at 26,517 players, and is held unofficially by PokerStars. If the poker site can fill up the special tournament on Sunday, it would shatter that record.

PokerStars has made the World Record attempt tournament accessible to all players, giving it an $11 buy-in. Plus the poker site sweetened the pot with a guaranteed $500,000 prize pool.


The Guinness World Record Attempt tournament can be found under the Tourney > Special tab in the PokerStars lobby.

This could be the second entry for PokerStars in the Guinness Book of World Records. The poker site already holds the record for "The Most Players to Simultaneously Play Poker Online." PokerStars set the record first in December 2007 when participation hit 151,758 players, and again when it hit 213,000 players on Nov. 30, 2008.

The world record attempt is just one of the ways PokerStars is winding down the year. It will also be hosting a series of tournaments and cash giveaways the final week of 2008.

Along with the world record tournament, PokerStars will host its usual Sunday Million tournament, but this week it will have a guaranteed $2.5 million prize pool instead of$1.5 million. The Sunday Warm-Up will also get a boost up to a $1 million guaranteed prize pool on Sunday.

PokerStars will also be hosting extra FPP qualifiers for the Sunday Million this weekend, giving all players at the poker site the chance to end 2008 with a little extra cash.

For more information on these and other events at the poker site, visit PokerStars.

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