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...
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Joined: Mar '11
Age: 37 (M)
"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...
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 53 (M)
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.
Joined: Aug '12
Age: 23 (M)
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....???
That would be a whole edition unto itself...
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.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
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.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
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
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 40 (F)
What they actually did is buying a new world record 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....
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.
Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (M)
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.