This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

World Record tournament: June 16, $300,000 gtd

    • MJPerry
      MJPerry
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.10.2011 Posts: 4,910



      On June 16, players will be competing in a World Record Tournament - a $300,000 guaranteed freezeout with $25,000 going to the winner. The buy-in? Just $1.


      Tournament details

      Name: Guinness World Record Attempt
      Tournament starts: June 16, 17:00 GMT
      Registration starts: Available now
      Prize pool: $300,000 gtd
      Player cap: 225,000 player max

      PokerStars' terms and conditions apply to this promotion and may be changed at any time.


      If you do not have a PokerStars account yet, take advantage of our first deposit bonus and click here to create one.
  • 8 replies
    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,561
      wow that's a $75K outlay straight up!
    • TJtheTJ
      TJtheTJ
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,587
      Epic!



      wow that's a $75K outlay straight up!
      Yeah, pretty awesome. Will be one of the few stars tournaments where the guarantee won't get smashed.
    • skaistule93
      skaistule93
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.05.2012 Posts: 1
      Why do they need 225k max? If last year record tournament whit 200k max was full meany hours before it started.
    • metza
      metza
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      Seems a bit crazy to have a player cap on a tourney that's trying to set a world record.

      Wonder if that's due to technical issues or if they just want to be able to break the record every year...
    • TJtheTJ
      TJtheTJ
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,587
      Originally posted by metza
      Seems a bit crazy to have a player cap on a tourney that's trying to set a world record.

      Wonder if that's due to technical issues or if they just want to be able to break the record every year...
      Probably a little bit of both.
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,027
      Originally posted by TinoLaan
      Originally posted by metza
      Seems a bit crazy to have a player cap on a tourney that's trying to set a world record.

      Wonder if that's due to technical issues or if they just want to be able to break the record every year...
      Probably a little bit of both.
      +1
    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,561
      I think while trying to break to world record they probably want to test how far they can push their servers. I think we can expect lagging at the time on very large tournies but they will work on the issues as they usually do and make it work!

      kind of a live user testing :)

      the world record is just an excuse IMO
    • Chowchow12
      Chowchow12
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.06.2012 Posts: 463
      There is something else to it with the record attempt and Guinness. My University had wanted the world record for the largest dodge ball game. We had a cap on players. Something must be up with the application where you need to claim and attempt number or something.