PokerStars is celebrating a birthday today! The Sunday Million’s sixth birthday guaranteed prize pool is now set at $6 million instead of the regular $1 million. You'll become a millionaire in an instant if you're the last player standing since PokerStars has guaranteed a $1 million first-place cash prize!
It's a $215 buy-in $6 million event starting in a few hours March 11, at 14:30 EST and hundreds of satellites and qualifiers have been running on PokerStars giving away seats to the Sunday Million's birthday celebration. The qualifying events started from as little as $1 and have sent thousands of players to the big event with the last of the satellites taking place just before the Sunday Million and 1,000 seats guaranteed. There may still be time to qualify if you hurry!!! Find all the Sunday Million qualifiers by visiting the “Special” section under the “Tourney” tab in the PokerStars lobby.
$6M Sunday Million details:
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Time: 14:30 EST
It has been an incredible six years of rewarding millions of dollars to PokerStars players; the Sunday Million hosted 277 tournaments which brought more than 2.1 million players to the online tables. The Sunday Million has given some lucky players over $444 million in cash prizes. Today's $6 Million event will not only send a player into the envious status of a new online poker millionaire, but it will raise the total cash payouts to $450 million.
The big Sunday $6 Million tournament features a number of Team PokerStars Pro members that will be challenging the crowd for the enormous prize pool. They are as excited to play this event as you are. Some of the pros shared their thoughts and memories about the Sunday Million.
Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier
“My favourite memory of the big Sunday tournament on PokerStars is the time I finished 12th. This was my first really deep run in a tournament of this size, and I was so excited. There is a huge Sunday Million on March 11, with $1M guaranteed for first. It may not feel the same for me as the first time I went deep, but I'll be trying just as hard. See you there.”
“When I think of the Sunday Million, I think back to being a 19-21 year old kid, grinding mid-stakes, looking for that big tournament score. I would get excited every week to play the Sunday Million, hoping that would be the day that I would have my first six-figure score.”
“This is one of the few tournaments where you can really score big. I have fun memories of playing the Sunday Million with my buddies, with football games on TV in the background. A friend won a big Sunday tournament in the old days, and first prize was $8,000. A long way from where we are now!”
“When playing the Sunday Million, it’s important to be patient. It attracts huge numbers, and in order to navigate your way through, you have to learn to play the waiting game if the cards don’t cooperate.”
“I like to play really aggressive in the Sunday Million, because there are so many players who wait for this tournament all week, and are too careful with their chips. This allows you to build a big stack early on, and cruise once you have it.”
You don't have much time to get ready for the challenge and the opportunity to play the $6M Sunday Million - if you don't have an account, get one here! Be sure to use the PokerStars bonus code STARS600 when you make your first deposit to be entitled to a 100% up to $600 welcome bonus.