PokerStars break world record with 200,000 player tournament

PokerStars break world record with 200,000 player tournament

Monday, 5 December 2011

Last night PokerStars broke their own record and hosted the world’s largest poker tournament, with 200,000 participants putting up $1 for a shot at the $250,000 prize pool and a $50,000 first place prize.

The field was capped at 200,000 entrants and that was reached over an hour before the tournament began at 5.30 GMT. Within five minutes, more than six thousand players had busted and by the sixty minute mark, half the field was gone. Twenty minutes later, we were down to 50,000.
Play slowed down as the pay jumps rose into three figures with over a hundred remaining players six hours into the event. The eventual winner was sokoluk1991, who took just over $40k after agreeing a chop with Kaitz20 and the UK's King-2-Z when play was three handed.

Not bad for seven hours work and a $1 investment.

The final table payouts were as follows:

1st: sokoluk1991 (Russia) -- $40,258.83*
2nd: Kaitz20 (Estonia) -- $34,000*
3rd: King-2-Z (United Kingdom) -- $25,741.17*
4th: tristan2287 (Spain) -- $10,000
5th: RaZorFaZoR (Germany) -- $8,000
6th: casasola10 (Costa Rica) -- $6,500
7th: Bjoornkjaer (Denmark) -- $5,250
8th: pumata13 (Bulgaria) -- $4,000
9th: herbert68 (Germany) -- $3,000
10th: Garin4o (Ukraine) -- $2,250

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