Not long ago, PokerStars announced that they will try to break the old record of the biggest online poker tournament. The old record was already held by themselves as they had 65,000 players in the same tournament last summer. Yesterday, it was time for a new world record attempt. To make sure that this tournament would be interesting to take part in, PokerStars guaranteed a prize pool of $30[...] Read more » PokerStars set a new world record
Joined: Apr '08
Age: 42 (M)
Could someone explain the mismatch between the player numbers? It says no less than 149k people took part, but that the old record had been broken with 85K (and earlier it said the old record was 65K!). Am I missing something?
Joined: Dec '08
Age: 62 (M)
Posted by teteban: Could someone explain the mismatch between the player numbers? It says no less than 149k people took part, but that the old record had been broken with 85K (and earlier it said the old record was 65K!). Am I missing something?
Easy: the old record was 65k indeed, now they had 85k more. 65 + 85 = 150 , close enough to 149.196 imo
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 40 (M)
Posted by shokaku: Full Tilt would not been able to handle such a large tourney with their current server infrastucture. So this record is safe untill Full Tilt ups its server farm
think that never full tilt beat pokerstar if both poker sites grow so fast as is there at this time now now only pokerstar can do so big tourneys because they use the most progresing system and have the bigest servers
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
30 thousand prizes? Wow! That is an interesting number to try and make part of this atempt. Ok, so there will be more than 70,000 players running for it, but almost half of it will win something, which is not bad at all...