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Spice Up Your Sundays in the Sunday Majors at PokerStars

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Every Sunday the tournament action is sizzling hot at PokerStars with major online poker action and the reason is that Sunday is the hottest day of the week with Millions of dollars up for grabs!

Sunday will be no day of rest when you start it off by playing in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. This $750,000 guaranteed tournament begins at 13:00 ET and is just the first step on the Sunday Majors action ladder. Buy-in to the event for $215 and compete for first place prize money that regularly tops $100,000 or play in the Sunday Satellites anytime during the week to win your Sunday seat! To get registered, in the PokerStars lobby, click on the ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regular’ tabs to view the full list of satellite tournament options having a broad range of buy-ins to fit any budget!

The Sunday Warm-Up tournament has really grown since it first began on November 19, 2006 with a playing field of 644 and was won by Illinois player ‘jakz101’ from Illinois. These days the average number of entrants is 2,729 players, with the largest recorded number of entrants totaling 6,241 on February 15, 2009 that created a whopping prize pool of $1,250,000.

After the Sunday Warm-Up, get ready for the PokerStars Sunday Million, known as the biggest weekly online poker tournament on the planet. With a prize pool of $1,500,000, this No Limit Holdem tournament draws some of the best online poker players from around the world with the first place winner normally pocketing at least $240,000! This amazing tournament takes place each Sunday at 16:30 ET with a direct buy-in of $215. But of course you can play your way into the action with the hundreds of satellites PokerStars hosts all through the week! To pick a seat in a satellite, go to the PokerStars lobby, select the tabs ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regular,’ then register for you choice of satellite from as little as $2.20 or 400 Frequent Player Points.

The Sunday Million inaugural tournament took place on March 5, 2006, and was won by ‘aaaaaaaa’ from Massachusetts who bested 5,893 players. The total prize pool was $1,178,600. This event has swelled over the years and now the average playing field totals 7,070. The biggest Sunday Million to date was 36,169 players on February 21, 2010 that generated a massive total prize pool of $7,233,800.

But that’s just the cream of the Sunday crop of online poker events there are at least three more lucrative tournaments every Sunday!

First off, there’s the Quarter Million Guarantee at 15:30 ET with a $250,000 prize pool on the line. This is the best tournament deal to be found online because the buy-in for this mega money event is just $10 + $1!  Find the weekly $120K event under the ‘Tourney’ & ‘Regular’ tabs in the PokerStars Lobby.

Next, there’s the Sunday 500 featuring a total guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. This action-packed tournament gets started at 17:30 ET and has a buy-in of $500 + $30. You’ll locate the tournament on the schedule under the ‘Tourney’ & ‘Regular’ tabs from the PokerStars Lobby.

Finally, if you didn’t take down the Sunday Million or any of the other Sunday Majors, there’s the Sunday Second Chance Tournament having a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. The action gets underway at 18:30 ET and the buy-in for this event is $200 + $15. Get registered by going to the ‘Tourney’ & ‘Regular’ tabs from the PokerStars Lobby.

Get your week off on the right foot by winning some major cash in the great Sunday events at PokerStars!  And get your game off to the right start by downloading PokerStars and enter the Marketing Code POKERWORKS upon registration and Bonus Code STARS600 upon deposit.  Big tournaments and free money, that's what makes poker so much fun.

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