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Published: 28th December 2009 Written by Poker News
Updated: 6th December 2023

guinness world record poker tournament - PokerStars have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest online poker tournament twice in one year. In July 2009 Full Tilt Poker made an attempt to beat the PokerStars December 2008 record (35,000 players), by hosting a 50,000 capped tournament with a $5 buy-in. Poker Stars held a $1 tournament on the same day which had a 65,000 maximum player limit both tournaments were full before starting time.

On the 27th December 2009 PokerStars made another attempt and hosted a uncapped tournament with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament had a staggering 149,196 players registered, a drastic improvement of more than double their previous Guinness World Record.

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On the day there was up to 415,000 players online probably the most traffic I have ever seen at a online poker room. PokerStars is without a doubt the biggest online poker room. On the same day PokerStars hosted three PokerStars Quiz tournaments with $20,000 added,  World Record Tourney with $300,000 guaranteed, Turbo TakeDown with a million guarantee, Final PCA qualifier with 50 prize packages plus the PokerStars Team Pro Championship match 2009 so there was tons of action with thousands of players playing poker online.

PokerStars Guinness World Record – largest online tournament – 149,196 players

149,196 players registered for the PokerStars World Record attempt which had a $300,000 guaranteed, there was $50,000 for first place and the event was won by PokerStars player oskar69 who managed to beat the largest field of players. The PokerStars tournament paid out to 30,000 place

PokerStars  Guinness World Record Tournament Results

  1. oskar69 – $50,000
  2. Bommel222 – $30,000
  3. TLWPB – $20,000
  4. willis59 – $10,000
  5. kruglay – $8,000
  6. madmick62 – $6,500
  7. DS1982 – $5,250
  8. denmil53 – $4,000
  9. bigsnapper7 – $3,000
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