Sunday, July 19, 2009
More world records
Full Tilt is celebrating their fifth anniversary, and part of that is an attempt to break the record for the biggest online tournament in history. You may recall that on Dec. 28, 2008, Poker Stars set the record at 35,000 runners.
The Full Tilt donkament (My spell-checker doesn't like the word donkament! I need to get a better one.) is today and 50,000 players have plunked down $5 each to play. That's $250,000, but FT has added another $250,000 to make the prize pool $500,000.
It's almost impossible to climb over 50,000 donkeys -- the number is just too high, and donkey blood will be everywhere. But I'm entering anyway. Heck, it's Sunday afternoon, so I might as well play online while I do laundry and other chores.
I believe when Poker Stars heard about this, they started their own tournament that they hope will out-draw FT, and their entry fee is only $1.
Full Tilt: "My penis is bigger than yours."
Poker Stars: "Not so fast! I believe mine is bigger."
You can read what Poker Works says here. You can read what Full Tilt says, if you click here.
We'll see how this plays out. If you played in either, leave a comment.
UPDATE: I outlasted 47,610 donkeys, but eventually was shortstacked and moved in with A-Q suited. Two players called me. One also had A-Q and the other A-K, oops.
This one (earlier) was painful. All-in before the flop.