PokerStars breaks record

PokerStars breaks record

Monday, 17 June 2013

PokerStars has once again rewritten the record books after hosting the largest ever online tournament.

A massive 225,000 runners too part in the $1 buy-in event yesterday which was staged as part of the site's 100 Billion Hands celebrations.

The winner of yesterday’s tournament was ‘Mr.SlavaPro’ from Russia, who won the top prize of $25,000. Second place went to ‘johnnykara75’ from Greece, who won $15,000. In total, 60,000 players cashed in the event, which had a prize pool of $300,000. Despite the record field the tournament took just over four hours as the three-minute blind levels forced some super fast-paced action.

The 100 Billion Hand action continues at PokerStars with Sit and Go players set to benefit. Between now and next Sunday, PokerStars will be giving away $1 million in cash rewards to Sit & Go players by awarding three different levels of bonuses at random Sit & Go tables. The three different prize money levels are:

Double prize pool and two buy-ins per player
Quadruple prize pool and four buy-ins per player
Ten times prize pool and ten buy-ins per player

If you've never played at PokerStars now could be the perfect opportunity. Download the software and make your first deposit using the code '20FOR10' to claim £20 of free play.

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