World’s most popular online poker tournament celebrating 15 years

The world’s most popular online tournament, the PokerStars Sunday Million is celebrating its 15th anniversary this coming Sunday March 21st and to celebrate, PokerStars is hosting a special 15th Anniversary edition. The tournament will have a buy-in of $ 215 with a guaranteed prize pool of a whopping $ 12.5 million. The top two players will be guaranteed a prize over $1 million, unless a deal is made.

Last year’s 14th Anniversary edition ended up being the biggest tournament PokerStars had ever hosted with a prize pool of over $18.6 million, 93,016 players and a first prize of $1,192,802.46.

PokerStars offers a few ways to qualify for the 15th Anniversary edition with (direct) satellites being offered from $1.10 to $55.

There are also special $4 and $22 buy-in Spin & Go’s running daily, where tickets to the 15th Anniversary Sunday Million can be won.

Another option to secure a ticket is to complete daily challenges as part of the ‘Ticket Machine’ giveaway and earn tickets in a daily draw.

While last year’s record-breaking figures were largely due to lockdown measures, we could be similar figures in this year’s edition. Although the future is looking comparatively brighter this time around, we could see similar numbers in March. 

An overview of previous anniversary editions and its winners:

Year Entries Prize pool Winner Prize
14th 2020 93,016 $18,602,300 AAAArthur $1,192,802.46
13th 2019 61,342 $12,268,400 wangli0402 $611,944.97
12th 2018 43,975 $10,000,000 Luis “Hulk9950” Felipe $960,000.00
11th 2017 55,835 $11,167,000 Xavi666 $1,093,204.63
10th 2016 55,059 $11,011,800 a.urli $970,000.00
9th 2015 50,432 $10,086,400 Brayden “BRAYDEN93” Fritzshall $597,719.60
8th 2014 46,586 $9,317,200 DrUPSWING $1,038,540.31
7th 2013 49,287 $9,857,400 Andrius “benislovas” Bielskis $848,589.33
6th 2012 33,732 $6,746,400 slyfox151 $480,761.38
5th 2011 59,128 $11,825,600 Luke “Bdbeatslayer” Vrabel $671,093.81
1st 2007 10,508 $2,101,600 Zeddor $131,972.00

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