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Guinness World Record Breaker Tournament

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Gather round all you little record breakers, get in on the biggest tournament EVER, until the next one of course.  PokerStars is going to outdo last year’s tournament that had the same goal and found 20,000 players firing up their chips and trying to win part of the prize pool.  ‘Lynna1’ took home the big bucks of $20,000 for capturing first place.

There’s a cap on this tournament, only 35,000 players allowed, and as of this writing, there are 12,000 registered.  The price of being part of online poker history and Guinness’ Book of World Records is $10+1 and there are a variety of satellites being held to win a seat in it, some are frequent player points, others are cash satellites like $1+$.10 and $2+$.20.  But here’s some great news, if you download PokerStars and enter “pokerworks” when registering, you receive an exclusive PokerWorks bonus of $25 free in addition to a 100 percent matching bonus up to $50. Be sure to enter the marketing code of POKERWORKS upon registration and the bonus code of FIRST2008 upon your first deposit.  That’s like a free entry into the Record Breaker.

If the maximum player registration is met, there will be 3,500 tables in action (just for this tournament – it’s anyone guess as to how many will actually be playing on the site), and the blind levels run 10 minutes before moving up.  Expect a lot of chip movement fast but someone is going to win it, and you could be the title holder of the Record Breaker.

You can find the tournament at PokerStars under “Tournaments” – “Special” tab.  It starts at 15:30 ET on December 28th, Sunday, 2008.

Guinness’ offices in London will handle verification of the official record and it usually takes about six weeks.  Once that’s accomplished, it’s really officially official.

Of course you are wondering what the prize pool will be like, right?  Let’s see - $350,000?  That sounds about right, but it isn’t.  The Record Breaker is guaranteed at $500,000.  That sounds even better!  Don’t even consider missing the Record Breaker - four days from now you'll want to be in a seat.  

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