Pokerstars, the world's leading online poker site, tried to set yet another world record yesterday as the site wanted to break their own record and have more than 225,001 players participating in their $300,000 guaranteed tournament with a $1 buy-in.
Despite Pokerstars efforts and a decently sized overlay, they were not close to making a new Guinness World Record. "Only" 211,619 players participated in the tournament, which is almost 13,500 less players than the last attempt where the record was set.
Despite not setting a record, Pokerstars once again proved that they are the biggest site in the world by far and that they can create online tournaments like no other. They had limited the amount of players that could register to 230,000, so even if they had broken the record they would still provide a $70,000 overlay for the players.
Despite the utterly massive field, the tournament didn't take much more than four hours in total. At that time the German player "Dal2009" could crown himself the winner of the tournament and collect his $25,000 prize pool. Runner up was the Danish player "behnel" who collected $15,000 for his four hours of efforts.
Congratulations to all the players who cashed in the event.