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    Default Largest poker tournament ever

    More than 10,500 people played in PokerStars Sunday Millions tournament this weekend, making it the largest tournament ever in terms of player participation. Count Buzzy among the impressed.

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    That is crazy.... What was the prize for first place for playing in the tournament?

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    This was the anniversary tournament of the event with a $1,500,000 Guaranteed prize money. It's normally $1M guaranteed.

    The winner, I believe, got around $160k for winning. A nice days work!

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    Ya, no joke eh!

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    The falling number of poker rooms allowing US players is really encouraging the growth of these tournaments. Back when Party Poker allowed U.S. players, there were two sites that guaranteed $1 million on Sundays. Now, there's just Poker Stars. While Full Tilt is growing (up to $400,000 most weeks), Poker Stars still rules the tournament world.

    It will be interesting to see if the other sites (Ultimate Bet, Absolute) which offer lower guarantees (and usually miss them) will try to keep up, or if they're happy with their $150K and $200K guarantees. I would assume that as long as they have a healthy bottom line, they'll keep doing what they're doing.

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