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PokerStars Sets New World Record With 225,000 Player Tournament

Tags: 2013 world record, largest poker tournament, Mr.SlavaPro, poker record, pokerstars. world record, russia
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by "T".
Eighteen months ago, PokerStars celebrated its 10th anniversary by, for example, hosting a fourth World Record tournament attempt. The tournament was a huge success as it attracted 200,000 runners who played for a $250,000 prize pool. That world record lasted until last Sunday when the site hosted its fifth World Record tournament attempt... A massive crowd of 225,000 players entered the $1 buy-i[...]   Read more » PokerStars Sets New World Record With 225,000 Player Tournament

  19-Jun-13, 11:14   #1
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lukasb 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Croatia
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"A massive crowd of 225,000 players entered the $1 buy-in tournament and contributed $225,000 to the the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool"

........huh?!?!?!? are you sure about that? with all the freebies that were given around i would be surprised if more than $30k were "contributed". And those were the first ones to register thinking that it wud fill up very fast and they wud miss the boat if they didn't rush in. boy were they wrong...

     
  19-Jun-13, 12:52   #2
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nipitiri3 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: Estonia
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Posts: 614
had 3 free tickets played few satelites cuz bored

     
  19-Jun-13, 13:51   #3
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
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How the heck are they going to fit 225,000 names in the next issue of the Guiness Book Of World Records....??? Big Smile

That would be a whole edition unto itself... Smile

     
  19-Jun-13, 15:10   #4
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vic75 
Joined: Sep '10
Location: Canada
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 1959
Played for free no itm thats alot of names too fit in one book what next for pokerstars 230000 players

     
  19-Jun-13, 19:40   #5
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INHIAJ 
Joined: Sep '12
Location: Yemen
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1
dam played there came out at 54 with one stupid allin

     
  19-Jun-13, 19:51   #6
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Greenmohave 

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3361
Damn! Would be nice just be able to have been a part of this, but there's one thing we all know about this world record. There's no U.S. payers involved in the making of this record unless they were playing from some other country.

Just another one for the Obama lovers! This Fk can take his family on a 10 million dollar trip to Africa on U.S. tax payers money, but we can't spend a $100 on playing poker of our hard earned money. Damn, I get upset every time I read about a Freeroll or Tournament that I can't play in because of this country's dictatorship.

     
  19-Jun-13, 20:51   #7
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mascona 

Joined: Jun '08
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Worship Worship Worship
How come ?
You live in the "biggest democracy" in the Modern World where FREEDOM is so important to everyone... Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Watch the movie : "Zeitgeist - Addendum" , maybe you will understand how your FREE country really "works".

     
  19-Jun-13, 21:37   #8
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Doarulle 
Joined: Sep '12
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I wonder how many players play that tournament and how many sit out and why a russian won that tournament... is pretty wired because russian always win but what can i do... nothing

     
  19-Jun-13, 22:44   #9
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mascona 

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Location: Poland
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For at least 20-30 K of all players it was a freeroll - they got a free entry from intelli, so they didn't care or just forgot to log in.

     
  20-Jun-13, 09:14   #10
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AlexandrosLM 
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Romania
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Posted by demodawggy:
How the heck are they going to fit 225,000 names in the next issue of the Guiness Book Of World Records....??? Big Smile

That would be a whole edition unto itself... Smile


They will not publish any name,like in 2011 they will say,a russian donk has won this tournament and bla bla bla,and they will give the world record certificate to a pokerstars team player like in 2011 Fatima Moreira de Melo.

     
  20-Jun-13, 09:17   #11
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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Posts: 8633
have to agree with lukasb here- stars shouldn't feel upbeat with a tourney which cost them lots of cash in the end. actually this tourney looked like a total flop, with all those free seats being given away in all possible forms (like for just logging in into your pso account, or making a $10 deposit) the amount of real paying players was ridiculously low.

     
  20-Jun-13, 09:21   #12
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Mysik86 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Poland
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 773
Yes... but maybe PSO pay some cash to PS for freebies? We don't know mechanism between companies. I don't think that PS is a charity.

Besides, it's nice advertisement for them - "PS settle World Record"

     
  20-Jun-13, 09:26   #13
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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pso is owned by the same company as jokerstars- rational group. so stars really had no financial injection from giving away free seats- i think they were just so desperate that world record is not gonna be achieved, that they just made the tourney into a freeroll basically



     
  20-Jun-13, 16:08   #14
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10026
What they actually did is buying a new world record Smile
Same way can do this every year by increasing the number of participants and the prize pool
to draw the crowds. It will work every time. When money talks....

     
  22-Jun-13, 11:28   #15
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jacob4930 

Joined: Sep '12
Location: Denmark
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 54
yeah you are completely right. And if there are not registered enough players, they just held some big freerolls like this year. In addition to the 4 daile freerolls, their was a big freeroll the day before the tournament. with 10.000 tickets. I won a ticket in that freeroll. But I didn´t like it thinking of all the people paid $1 to play when it was so easy to win a free ticket. I don´t hope they do the same with the 1M freeroll.

     
  24-Jun-13, 21:13   #16
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mcedger 
Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 48
i doubt many people actually paid for this tourny, and the prize pool was, i'm sure made from all the extra rake they must have made from this whole promotion. coining it in is the word for the last month at stars.

     
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