The biggest weekly online poker tournament in the world, the Sunday Million, turns six years old today and to celebrate PokerStars have upped the guarantee to an absolutely massive $6,000,000! The buy-in remains the same $215 but for this week the winner of the Sunday Million will walk away with at least $1,000,000 in cold hard cash!
The inaugural Sunday Million took place on Sunday 6 March, 2006 and it attracted a bumper crowd of 5,893 players who were eventually outlasted by the player knowns simply as aaaaaaaa. He walked away with the lions share of the $1,178,600 prize pool.
Since the day the Sunday Million has become the tournament every aspiring poker player wants to win, not only for the gigantic prizes on offer but the prestige attached to winning such an event. There have been 278 winners in total, 2,116,513 combined entrants and prizes of $444,149,600 paid out! Whoever wins the sixth anniversary Sunday Million will almost certainly win one of the largest first places prizes of any online tournament in the history of the game.
The largest Sunday Million on record took place on the tournament's fifth birthday when an astonishingly large crowd of 59,128 players entered and created a prize pool of $11,825,600. Will the field and prize pool be even greater this year now there is a $1,000,000 guaranteed first place prize and at least $6,000,000 in the pot to start with?
There are satellites running right now that will allow you to win a seat into this amazing tournament for literally nothing and with late registration open for three hours in tonight's Sunday Million there is no excuse at all to miss it! There is a special 1,000 seat guaranteed tournament taking place one hour before the Sunday Million kicks off where you could win your shot at $1,000,000 for just $11!
Tonight's $6,000,000 guaranteed Sunday Million kicks off at 1830 and we would love the eventual winner to be a PokerNews player so get involved now! Team PokerStars' Liv Boeree gave PokerNews readers some sterling advice on how to succeed in this massive event.
"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."
If you do not already have a PokerStars account, and why not, then download PokerStars through PokerNews and become a member of Club PokerNews. By entering the marketing code UKPOKERNEWS and the bonus code STARS600 you will be able to claim a 100% match up to $600 sign-up bonus and be eligible for all future promotion run by PokerStars and PokerNews, which have been over $200,000 in past years!