PokerStars record gets broken

ps_news_thn.jpgWhen Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi ate 63 Nathan's hot dogs in 2007, there were probably people who sat back and said, "Well, that should just about do it. There is a record that will never be broken." Then Joey Chestnut came along and ate 68 in 2009 and the Tsunami looked a lot more like something you'd see at a water park. Records were meant to be broken, after all.

PokerStars, the longtime Guinness World Record Holder for "Most Players at an Internet Poker Room" has finally met its Joey Chestnut. It had to happen eventually.

On September 6, PokerStars' record was beaten, and handily, by...PokerStars.

It was on that day in history that 307,016 people logged on to play PokerStars at the exact same time. They filled more than 42,800 tables and destroyed the old record by more than 100,000 players.

This record-breaking day came on the heels of PokerStars destroying another one of its previously-held records, that for the "Largest Online Poker Tournament." That happened back in July when it hosted 65,000 players from 155 countries in the same event.

If history is any indication, this back and forth record-breaking between PokerStars and PokerStars could result in a long-running feud. Before long we'll have a million players at once playing.

Take that Joey Chestnut.

Brad Willis
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