PokerStars Bumps Sunday Million’s Guarantee to $2 Million

For the first time post-Black Friday, Sunday Million sees its guarantee set to $2 million.

Following back to back record turnout, PokerStars has doubled the guaranteed prize pool of its longest-running online poker tournament, Sunday Million, to $2 million up from its usual $1 million.

The tournament’s buy-in remains the same i.e., $109 but the event will be played as a 2-day event on the coming Sunday.

The bump in the guarantee comes after the tournament hit a new high with a massive $2.3 million prize pool witnessed last Sunday.

On March 29, Sunday Million attracted over 23,000 entries to push its prize pool to $2.31 million —two times more than its usual prize pool.

Prior to that week, the tournament went into the records book as PokerStars’ biggest online poker tournament and the third-largest tournament in the history of online poker after its 14th-anniversary edition attracted over 93,000 entries to create a mammoth prize pool of $18.6 million.

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The huge spike in the participation comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, practically shutting down large parts of the world, forcing some three billion people to stay at home.

It remains to be seen if the tournament will continue to maintain $2 million guaranteed prize money. But with many countries under lockdown till April 15, expect to see the guarantees intact at $2 million for at least a couple of weeks.

The operator has also extended its High Roller series by a week with an additional $6 million guarantees.

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$1 Million Guaranteed Sunday Storm Anniversary to Return in April

The tournament will need to attract over 100,000 entries to meet its guarantee

After hosting a record-breaking Sunday Million last Sunday, the world’s leading online poker room, PokerStars, has now announced anniversary edition of its another Sunday flagship tournament, Sunday Storm.

The anniversary event will be held on April 26 at 14:00 ET and will feature a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.

The buy-in will remain the same i.e., $11.

Daily $2.20 Mega Satellites at 12:05 ET and 14:05 ET, each guaranteeing 200 seats are already underway and will run until April 25.

PokerStars has also added a special $0.75 buy-in Spin & Go giving away seats to the anniversary event.

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Sunday Storm 9th Anniversary Highlights:

  • Scheduled to take place on April 26, 2020, at 14:00 ET
  • Buy-in $11 (3 re-entries allowed)
  • $1 million guaranteed prize pool
  • $100K+ guaranteed to 1st place
  • Late registration available for 2 hours 35 mins
  • Satellites start at $0.55
  • Tournament ID: #2837894678

The tournament usually runs with a $175k to $200k guarantee, attracting over 25,000 players every week. But on April 26, PokerStars will need to attract four times its usual turnout to hit its ambitious seven-figure guarantee.

Last year, the anniversary edition of Sunday Storm was held in June. The tournament attracted 128,865 total entries for a total prize pool of $1.26 million.

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Sunday Million Anniversary Edition Smashes Record,

Generates $18.6 Million Prize Pool

The special event exceeded its ambitious guarantee by over $6 million

The late registration for PokerStars’ record-breaking event has ended and we have the final figures.

Celebrating the 14th anniversary of PokerStars’ iconic tournament Sunday Million, the special event saw an unprecedented 93,016 total entries after 24 hours long late registration.

This built a massive prize pool of $18.6 million, exceeding its mammoth guarantee of $12.5 million by over $6 million.

This makes it PokerStars’ biggest online poker tournament in its history and the world’s third-largest online poker tournament.

Out of 93,016 total entries, 60,898 entries were unique and the remaining 32,118 came from re-entries.

Currently, 15,000 players remain in the tournament and the tournament will pay out a staggering 13,319 places. Top 2 places will walk away with over $1 million payouts.

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A number of PokerStars Team Pros remain in the tournament including Lex Veldhuis, Fintan Hand, Felix Schneiders, James Mackenzie from OP-Poker, Arlie Shaban, Mason Pye, GJReggie, and a few others.