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  12-Jul-13, 08:46   #1
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Sorin888 
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The Guinness Book of World Records has formally recognised PokerStars' recent mega tournament as the largest ever.

Marking the conclusion of their 100 Billion Hands celebrations, the $1 tournament offered players a $300,000 guarantee and attracted a staggering 225,000 players.

Following the conclusion of the tournament in which Russia's "Mr.SlavoPro" won the top prize of $25,000, Guinness World Records carried out their official verification process.

After checking the facts and figures the event was finally approved earlier today and now stands at the largest poker tournament in history.

     
  12-Jul-13, 09:31   #2
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pochui 

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hahahahha really doubt that dudes from Guinness World Records company checked the situation in detail: they didn't take into account all those bots stars managed to squeeze in just to inflate the numbers... Shock
i will remember this tourney for one thing: u can just late reg & get ~$6 without even playing...wish there were more of this type of tourneys Dollar

     
  12-Jul-13, 10:00   #3
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AlexandrosLM 
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But on the official page of guiness world record it's still the tournament from 2011 with 200.000 players and obvious a player from russia won Smile http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/6000/...

     
  12-Jul-13, 15:13   #4
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ryanbighetty 

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interesting stuffs I guess ill check out http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/6000/... see what your talkin about Smile Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Worship Agree

     
  12-Jul-13, 17:09   #5
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Mober 
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No matter what, it was a "sponsored" entry by Poker Stars.
If they had kept their original entry requirements for the tournament
they would have unfilled spots.
But as you mentioned here they were practically giving away tickets for nothing.

     
  12-Jul-13, 21:27   #6
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Doarulle 
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I think more than 50% of players was in sit out or was some bots for that record...
Anyway not even 10% don't pay that buy-in, was free from deposit or from some freerolls...
A world record will be when any player will pay buy-in and play live, like WSOP or something like that not freeroll...

     
  12-Jul-13, 21:32   #7
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Greenmohave 

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I really don't care a lot about the stats, but was the prior record made back when U.S. players were allowed to play? Just curious because I do find it hard to believe that there were that many entraints without there being any U.S. players involved. I believe there's a lot of starving poker players here in the U.S.

     
  12-Jul-13, 21:32   #8
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Macubaas 
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To be honest i'm not such a big fan of these huge tournaments, the reason is pretty simple: poker skills on these type of tournaments is less important than luck!

Still, a record it's a record for sure, maybe they can throw in another promo Big Smile

     
  12-Jul-13, 22:45   #9
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demodawggy 

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I'm not so inclined to think the thing was full of bots... But there was certainly a lot of sitter's out...

Lots of folks who got signed up but never played...

I guess technically, it was about how many 'entrants' there were, and not so much about how many people actually played the thing... Guiness would just look at the list of entrants I'm sure,...they don't really have any way to go through the entire list and actually see who was playing... Thumbs Up

     
  13-Jul-13, 07:00   #10
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Heskor 
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Well i'm pround to say i was among the players who make the world record!

I sat out too because the field was just too large for me imo, just wait and let them bust lol.

Going to check it too, should be a fun 5 minutes reading. Smile

Anyway great advertising for pokerstars in any case.

Cheers!!

     
  13-Jul-13, 17:23   #11
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Mober 
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Just checked the Guinness page and indeed they still have the old record up.
So i searched for poker related records, and i got the result for most tables
played at once, in 1 hour. 62 tables from Elky.
Thats a simply wow.

     
  13-Jul-13, 21:33   #12
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Macubaas 
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It's weird how in these type of freerols you can simply use the late registration and sometimes you can can jump directly ITM which is sick lol

Still good to hear that mobsters actually participated to this world record Big Smile Cool

     
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