On Sunday the 2nd of March, Pokerstars will be hosting a special 8th anniversary Sunday Million tournament, where they will guarantee that the minimum prize pool will be a massive $8 million. The special anniversary Sunday Million will have the usual $215 buy-in, but will guarantee eight times as much money as usual.
Furthermore there will be a minimum first prize of $650,000, which the lucky winner will be able to have some enjoyment with. Best thing is that you can qualify for the Sunday Million tournament for as little as $1 through Pokerstars online satellites, providing all levels of players with the chance of striking it rich.
Qualifiers for the Sunday Million 8th anniversary tournament will begin on Sunday 23rd of February and will have hourly $1 feeders starting every hour, while Pokerstars will step it up to every half hour from February 28th. Pokerstars are also hosting two special "deadline satellites", one with 333 seats guaranteed for $33 in buy-in and one with 1,000 seat guaranteed for $11 in buy-in. Both of these satellites will run on March 2nd at 13.30 ET.
You can also qualify by using your frequent player point (FPP), with buy-in starting from 50 FPP and all the way up to 500 FPP. These satellites will start running from March 1st and can be found in Pokerstars' Lobby.
History of Sunday Million
The 8th anniversary of the Sunday Million is not the biggest to be hosted from Pokerstars to date, as the one they hosted at their own 10th anniversary had a massive prize pool of $12,423,200 and was won by "First-Eagle" from Canada who got $1,146,574.65 for his efforts.
Last year's 7th anniversary was won by "benislovas" from Lithuania who got $848,589.33 for winning, after making a three way deal that guaranteed all three players over $800,000 each. Hopefully we will see an even higher first prize this year and be able to break the previous records at the world's largest poker room.
Liv Boeree, Team Pokerstars Pro made the following statement about the Sunday Million tournament:
“Each week the Sunday Million is the tournament that everyone wants to win, with players scheduling their weekends around it. The Anniversary tournament is even more unmissable, though, because it’s not often you can win enough money playing online poker for a few hours to buy a house.”
Pokerstars is the world's largest poker room with more than 62 million user registered worldwide. They continue to provide the biggest online tournaments for players and are listed in the Guinness Books of Records for the biggest online tournament ever hosted.