The summer is almost over and the major Sunday tournaments across the board are filling up again nicely. This means big prize pools and lots of players to compete for a prestigious title as well as a big boost to their bankrolls.
Pokerstars is the king of Sunday majors and hosts a wide variety of different tournaments which suits all types of players, but buy-in wise, but more importantly format wise. The two biggest tournaments however are the Sunday Warm Up $500K GTD and the Sunday Million $1,000,000 GTD, which attracts the biggest crowd, despite having a $215 buy-in.
In the "small" Sunday Warm up on Pokerstars, a total of 2,801 players paid the buy-in to compete for the total prize pool of $560,200. First place was supposed to be paid $88,232.17 while second place would pay $65,823.50, but as we reached the heads-up between 'jasven06' from India and 'only4joke' from Malta, the two made a deal to add $5,000 more to the second place money, taken from the first place money. After a heads-up duel, only4joke from Malta won the tournament and $83,343.58.
In the biggest Sunday tournament available online, Sunday Million, a massive 6,685 players paid $215 to try and win a share of the $1,337,000 up for grabs in the prize pool. After almost 12 hours of play, the two players left decided to make a deal, which would even out the first and second prize a little more.
Originally first place should have paid $203,357.70 and second place should have paid $150,412.50, but instead first ended up paying $185,500 to '€urop€an' from Finland, who won the Sunday Million, while 'sh4wshank' from Canada took home the second place and $168,270.20.