Introduction to News in 2014
PokerStars are well known for their huge prize pools, and they have done it again with an extraordinary new world record for the biggest ever online poker series with a total prize pool of $90,984,283.44 over just 56 events and 168 tournaments. That’s a heck of a lot of cash eh!
This poker site even broke their own record from 2014 by nearly $10 million, so clearly poker is now more popular than ever with casino table game fans and they are seeking out the biggest and most prestigious games available!
Main Event Round-Up
The records do not stop there, however, as the 3 main events this year has completely surpassed any other prize pool records with the $10,000 high main event attracting over 824 entries to give a prize pool total of over a staggering $8 million. Now that’s definitely a prize pool not to be sniffed at!
The medium main event was also a huge success with 5,026 entries playing for $4,786,661.88, and finally, the low event featured 24,591 entries and they played for $2,225,978.34, both of which were a jump from previous years.
This year’s big first place prize winner was Talal Shakerchi or as he is known online, “raidalot.” This year’s players from the United Kingdom came out on top in the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker by winning the main high event to claim a phenomenal $1,468,000.68 cash prize.
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