It is now official with Guinness World Records announcing that the $27,559,500 prize pool generated by the 5,802 entrants to participated in the WSOP Online Event 77: $5,000 Main Event at GGPoker on September 6 established a new Guiness World Records title for the ‘Largest Prize Pool for an Online Poker Tournament.
“This Guinness World Records title was on our radar from the very beginning,” said Steve Preiss, Head of Poker Operations at GGPoker at the GGPoker blog. “Players and fans of poker expect nothing less than record-breaking prizes when it comes to the World Series of Poker, and GGPoker delivered.”
“Breaking a Guinness World Records title shows what happens when you combine GGPoker’s amazing platform with the World Series of Poker brand,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Director. “This will be a tough record to beat.”
Bulgaria’s Stoyan Madanzhiev bested a field of 5,802 entrants to win the $3,904,685 top prize and to forever enter poker’s history books as the first-ever online WSOP Main Event champion.