12/28/09 – The Pokerstars.com attempt to break the world record for most players online and in action together  has been successful.
 
Pokerstars first established the record in December 2008 when 35 000 players took to the tables simultaneously, proving the stability and strength of its software platform. Then, only six months later, it almost doubled the record by hosting 65 000 players from 155 different countries at once.
 
On December 27th that record was roundly beaten when 149 196 players paid a buy-in of a dollar to take part in the $300 000 guaranteed prize pool of a tournament. 30 000 pokerheads cashed in the mammoth event, and "oskar69" won it, taking home $50 000.