PokerStars, The world’s largest poker site has broken its previous Guinness record for hosting the world’s biggest poker tourney. The previous record was set on 2009 when 149,196 players participated in the $1 tournament. An online player named ‘oskar69’ from Garbsen in Germany won the previous World Record tourney and scooped the $50,000 first prize.
Last night that is on 4th December ‘2011 at 23:00 hours (IST) PokerStars broke its previous world record by hosting a 200,000 player field. The total prize pool guaranteed was US$ 250,000 of which the 1st place was guaranteed to receive 50,000 USD. 12150 were paid with a minimum of $4. Online player ‘sokoluk1991’ from Russia won the tournament and received $ 40,258 via a deal made between the final 3 players.