Sunday was a historic day for online poker, as PokerStars broke its own record for the largest online tournament of all time. The previous record of 35,000 players was broken twice on July 19, 2009. Full Tilt Poker hosted a tournament that boasted a 50,000 player field, only to see PokerStars top it later that day with their own 65,000 tourney.Those tournaments were criticized, however, by the cap that the sites had placed on potential registrants. This time around, PokerStars kept the field uncapped, though they did suspend late registration. The final tally came to 149,196 for the $1+$0 event. Due to the tournament’s five-minute blind levels, the entire thing wrapped up in just under six hours of play.As a reward to their players, PokerStars guaranteed $300,000 for the prize pool, meaning that just over half of the payouts given were from site overlays. Just over 20 percent of the field cashed, with the minimum payout at $2.22. The eventual winner was “oskar69,” who was rewarded with a $50,000 outright payday.Here were the final table results:1. oskar69 — $50,000 2. Bommel222 — $30,000 3. TLWPB — $20,000 4. willis59 — $10,000 5. kruglay — $8,000 6. madmick62 — $6,500 7. DS1982 — $5,250 8. denmil53 — $4,000 9. bigsnapper7 — $3,000Card Player readers are eligible for deposit bonuses of up to $600. Click the banner below for additional information.
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