PokerStars announce record tournament attempt
PokerStars are aiming to mark their 10th birthday by holding the world’s biggest online poker tournament.
The record attempt is set for 4 December and is part of the site’s official 10th anniversary celebration. The $1 no limit hold’em event needs to attract more than 149,196 runners to take the title, with that existing figure having been set by PokerStars themselves back in 2009. A guaranteed prize pool of $250,000 is on offer, with the tournament winner rewarded with $50,000.
The site’s celebrations will also see their weekly Sunday Million tournament rebranded as the 10th Anniversary $10m Sunday Million. The special event takes place on 18 December and boasts a guaranteed prize pool of $10m with a first prize of $2m.
A 10th Anniversary Giveaway will also send 100 lucky players to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, while there are also 10,000 cash prizes to be won.
PokerStars do not accept US players.