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GGPoker and WSOP Online claim Guinness World Records

Author
Vargoso
Published
10/30/2020
Updated
2/2/2022

This week, a representative from Guinness World Records confirmed the new world record. WSOP #77: $5,000 Main Event $25M GTD is officially listed as the largest event in online poker history, thanks to a massive prize pool of $27,559,500.

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GGNetwork included in the Guinness World Records

On October 28, 2020, GGPoker Network (GGPN) issued a press release announcing that the WSOP Online Main Event is officially listed in the Guinness World Records as the largest prize pool for an online poker tournament.

Daniel Negreanu, ambassador of the brand, got a video-confirmation from Michael Empric, an official Guinness World Records judge:

Steve Preiss, Head of Poker operations at GGPoker, referred to the event:

“This Guinness World Records title was on our radar from the very beginning. Players and fans of poker expect nothing less than record-breaking prizes when it comes to the World Series of Poker, and GGPoker delivered.”

Recall that the Bulgarian player Stoyan Madanzhiev won the Main Event and got $3,904,686.

TOP-10 largest online poker tournaments:

DateSiteEventBuy-inPrize pool
6/9/2020
GGPoker
World Series of Poker Main Event
$5,000
$27,559,500
6/12/2018
partypoker
MILLIONS Online
$5,300
$21,780,000
11/12/2019
partypoker
MILLIONS Online
$10,300
$21,090,000
03.22.20
PokerStars
Sunday Million 14th Anniversary
$215
$18,603,200
12.18.11
PokerStars
Sunday Million 10th Anniversary
$215
$12,423,200
05.17.20
GGPoker
WSOP Super Circuit Online High Roller Championship
$25,000
$12,372,500
04.14.19
PokerStars
Sunday Million 13th Anniversary
$215
$12,268,400
09.26.10
PokerStars
WCOOP Main Event
$5,200
$12,215,000
6/3/2011
PokerStars
Sunday Million 5th Anniversary
$215
$11,825,600
04.22.18
PokerStars
Sunday Million Anniversary: Take 2
$215
$11,262,000

Other online events included in the Guinness World Records:

Besides achievements of poker rooms, there are also individual players records than theoretically anyone can break:

  • 14,458 hands played in 8 hours (Randy Lew, 2012);
  • 115 hours of continuous play at a live table (Phil Laak, 2010);
  • 24 hours is the largest online poker marathon (Tom Maaswinkel, 2019);
  • 62 SnG tournaments played in one hour (Bertrand Grospellier, 2009).

To set your own record or break an existing one, you need to provide evidence (or better, of course, reach a Guinness World Records representative before that) and pay a registration of $800 — $1,000.

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