One dollar buys piece of world record

ps_news_thn.jpgPokerStars breaks records. It breaks records like it was its job.

Now, PokerStars is making it easy--and cheap!--for you to be a part of a world record breaking attempt.

The Guinness Book of World Records started paying close attention to PokerStars at the end of 2008. That's when PokerStars hosted a 35,000 player $11 buy-in tournament. At the time, it was the biggest poker tournament ever thrown. It awarded a player from France a $30,000 first prize.

"When I read about the PokerStars record-breaking tournament, the huge field, the $500K prize pool and all for only an $11 buy-in - I knew I couldn't miss it. When I won the $30K prize after less than 10 hours of play I was so happy," said "Stan34powa" after his historic win.

Seven months later, however, the new world record almost seemed quaint. In July 2009, PokerStars hosted a tournament with a staggering 65,000 players. That tournament officially took over the world record for Largest Online Poker Tournament.

While all those numbers are pretty impressive, nothing has raised more eyebrows than the Guinness World Record PokerStars set in September 2009. On the first Sunday of September, 307,016 players sat down at 42,814 tables. That afternoon, PokerStars shattered its own record by more than 100,000 players and earned the top spot in the Guinness Book of World Records under the heading "The Most Players at an Internet Poker Room."

Now, PokerStars is ready to break that tournament record again and you have a chance to be a part of it for the price of one American dollar.


PokerStars is aiming to beat its previous World Record of 65,000 players in one tournament.

On Sunday, December 27 at 14:45 ET, PokerStars will try to break that record with a $300,000 guaranteed, $1 buy-in tournament. If you don't have a buck in your account, PokerStars is also offering satellite qualifiers.

Registration is already open. To find the tournament, go to the PokerStars Lobby and select 'Tourney' and 'All' or 'Special'.

That's all it takes. One dollar buys you a piece of history.

We expect to see you and more than 65,000 other people there.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in PokerStars news