PokerStars Largest Online Poker Tournament Ever

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PokerStars will end 2008 with a massive 'World Record Week' - giving players the chance to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records when PokerStars try and break their second Guinness World Record of 2008.

On December 28, 2008 at 3:30 EST, PokerStars will invite as many as 35,000 players  to help them attempt to break the World Record for the 'Largest Online Poker Tournament', which currently stands at 26,517 players*.

PokerStars broke the Guinness Book of World Record for 'The Most Players to Simultaneously Play Poker Online' which PokerStars previously set at 151,758 on Sunday December 30, 2007. They hit 213,000 players on Sunday November 30, 2008.

The World Record attempt tournament is accessible to all players, with the buy-in at $11 and a guaranteed $500,000 prize pool. The Guinness World Record Attempt tournament can be found under the Tourney > Special tab in the PokerStars game lobby.

To add to the excitement for players, PokerStars will also be hosting a series of fantastic tournaments and cash giveaways in the final week of

2008. To celebrate the end of an incredible year they are raising the guarantee on their world famous Sunday Million tournament to $2,500,000, making it the largest ever PokerStars Sunday Million guaranteed prize pool.

The tournament takes place on Sunday December 28, 2008 at 16:30 ET.

They will also be guaranteeing a massive $1,000,000 prize pool for the Sunday Warm-up which starts at 12:45 ET on December 28, 2008. Extra FPP qualifiers for the 'World Record Week' Sunday Million tournament will also be running - meaning all PokerStars players have the chance to end 2008 on a high.

For more information on the PokerStars World Record Week and a full description of all the tournaments and cash giveaways, players should check the PokerStars website, blog and games lobby over the coming few days.

*PokerStars own unofficial record

About www.pokerstars.net:

PokerStars is the world's largest poker room with over 16 million members worldwide, and more free-to-play tables than any other site. At

PokerStars.net players learn how to play, and practice poker skills for free. As the premier destination for the top players, with numerous tournaments running every day, PokerStars is renowned for offering the best software and security in the online poker world.


* Has dealt over 23 billion hands

* Has run more than 100 million poker tournaments

* Have had over  213,000 simultaneous players, and entered the Guinness

Book of World Records as the first and only poker website to reach the

160,000 simultaneous players mark


PokerStars is the official sponsor of the: European Poker Tour

(www.ept.com), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour

(www.lapt.com), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (www.appt.com) and The World Cup of Poker.

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