GIBRALTAR -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars.com, the world's largest online poker site, has smashed its own world record for hosting the 'LARGEST ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT', as officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The previous World Record was set by PokerStars.com on December 28, 2008 when 35,000 players took to the tables. On Sunday July 19, 2009, PokerStars.com held an online tournament that had a total opening field of 65,000 players - shattering the old World Record by a massive 30,000 players.
Players from 155 countries around the world came together to play in the event which had a buy-in of just $1, but boasted a $130,000 guaranteed prize pool. 16,250 players cashed in the tournament, with the top prize of $13,000 going to '004 license' from South Carolina, USA.
"Having played at many other online poker sites, I'm very glad I settled on PokerStars as the only site I play on. PokerStars gives all players, even us part time and low star rated players an equal chance to win. They have numerous and really well run tournaments." said '004 license' after his win on Sunday.