The Sunday Million event from PokerStars is always a big deal but, this time around, we’ll be looking at a huge event. Starting March 22nd, PokerStars will be hosting the largest ever Sunday Millions tournament with a $12.5 million guarantee.
With a prize pool of this size, the winner of the event will be walking away with a seven-figure payout. The chance to become a millionaire is up for grabs, and players will surely be flocking to the tournament to make it happen.
The Sunday Million event is run weekly, and this one will be a special occasion because it will mark the tournament’s 14th anniversary. Usually, in the weekly events, there is a $1.5 million prize pool and the winner tends to win $150,000 or more. So, this time around, players will definitely be vying for a life-changing sum of money.
This will be the first time that any PokerStars online event has had a guarantee worth over $10 million. Even more impressive is that PokerStars has never accumulated a prize pool in excess of $12.5 million. It’s going to be a record-breaking event, and there will be many ways to enter.
Satellites Available for Sunday Million Hopefuls
The buy-in for the 14th anniversary Sunday Million is $215. It’s the same as all of the weekly tournaments, so you’re definitely getting a lot more value for your money this time around.
However, if you’re reluctant to shell out $215 to buy directly into the tournament, there’s good news. You can enter into satellites for just $.90. This means that even newcomers to the poker world can vie for their chance to become a millionaire. Since there is just over two months to go until the tournament, players have plenty of time to compete in satellites in order to earn themselves a seat at the Sunday Millions.
With a prize pool this big, we’re expecting to see a huge turnout. The micro satellites also sweeten the deal, so there is going to be an impressive field of players.
What this means is that PokerStars is very likely to exceed its guarantee. We could see a prize pool worth $13 million or more.
Of course, that’s no match for partypoker’s 2018 MILLIONS online event, which generated a $22 million prize pool. However, it’s a big deal for PokerStars to be offering such a lucrative tournament, and it’s surely going to be a thrilling event.