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PokerStars Unveils Sunday Million Take Two

Written By: Maya Michaels | March 28, 2018 | Posted In Poker News

Online players are bracing themselves for one of the largest online tournaments of the year as PokerStars is set to host a whopping $10 million guaranteed tournament the second time this year as a part of their twelfth anniversary of the Sunday Million.

The Sunday Million has become the signature event for this site since PokerStars was the first to host a $1 million guaranteed tournament every Sunday for a buy-in of only $215. The tenth anniversary attracted 55,059 players with a massive prize pool of $11,011,800 and the eleventh anniversary attracted 55,835 players and a prize pool reached $11,167,000.

PokerStars celebrated its 12th anniversary of the Sunday Million in February by increasing the guarantee to an amazing $10 million.

Although the event attracted 43,975 entrants, it failed to meet its guarantee. PokerStars needed 50,000 players to pay the buy-in of $215 to fulfil the guarantee so PokerStars executives had to make up for a $1.2 million shortfall. The winner from Brazil, “Hulk9950” claimed the top prize of only $960,000.

So PokerStars decided to try it out one more time and announced another tournament for 22 April.  The online poker room will host Sunday Million Take 2 with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool with $1 million and a PSPC Platinum Pass for the winner.

Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin Rasset strongly believes that loyal players will recognize their devotion and huge prizes at such low buy-in of $215 and if they fail to reach a guarantee or two, it’s worth the risk. They will have more satellites, more incentives and better scheduling the second time. In addition to this tournament, PokerStars introduced Spin & Go’s tournaments packed with $1 million top prize and $5 buy-ins running from now until 22 April.

A $30,000 Platinum Pass for the 2019 PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Championship will be awarded to one lucky player. During the late registration, a selection of players will be picked at random and entered into a winner takes all freeroll. The Premium Pass will be won via an impromptu Sit & Go showdown.

One of the reasons PokerStars failed to hit $10 million guarantee on Sunday Million could be the fact they hosted Sunday Storm at the same time. The seventh anniversary $1 million Guaranteed Sunday Storm had an $11 buy-in and attracted 142,000 entrants so this time, the timing is better and we hope they’ll once again prove the world they are still number one.

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