“Thanks to player loyalty and passion, there is no other place to play for such big prizes at such low buy-ins,” said PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin Rasset. “We know a $10 million guarantee is not easy to reach, but we relish the challenge. We believe that our players want to play tournaments like this, where life-changing money is won and lifelong memories are made. If we miss a guarantee or two along the way, it’s worth the risk!”
The $215 buy-in tournament will again guarantee a $1 million payout for first place and will also award one Platinum Pass worth $30,000 to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship. One table will be chosen at random during late registration with those nine players entered into a freeroll. The winner of which will collect a Platinum Pass and join hundreds of other players at what is expected to be the largest $25,000 poker tournament in history this coming January. The pass includes a $25,000 buy-in, accommodation at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, and $2,000 in cash towards travel costs.
“It’s very cool that PokerStars is running the anniversary again,” said PokerStars ambassadors Fintan and Spraggy. “There was so much value the last time around and it’s such a brilliant tournament so we’ll definitely be playing. It’s great to see PokerStars taking another shot and putting another $10 million on the table.”
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As well as the enormous prize pool and bumper first-place prize, players can also turn $5 into $1 million in minutes via limited edition Spin & Go’s offering big money prizes and seats to the Sunday Million 12th Anniversary Edition, Take 2. From today, players can qualify for the anniversary tournament via $15 and $22 satellites, with further satellites buy-in options available from Monday.
‘Hulk9950’, a small-stakes player from Brazil, won the Sunday Million 12th Anniversary taking home a life-changing $960,000 for his victory over a field of 34,274. The first ever Sunday Million took place on March 6, 2006 and featured 5,893 players for a total prize pool of $1,178,600. It was won by ‘aaaaaaaa’ from Canada for $173,843.50. Twelve years later, we’re celebrating that twice with $10 million prize pools.
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