Sunday Million Marks Milestone

Sunday Million Marks Milestone

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

PokerStars is set to celebrate the upcoming tenth anniversary of its flagship Sunday Million online poker tournament by offering a special $10 million prize pool.

The inaugural Sunday Million tournament took place on March 5, 2006, and saw a player from Canada using the username ‘aaaaaaaa’ top a field of 5,893 runners to collect $173,843 in cash from a total prize pool of almost $1.18 million.

“The Sunday Million is one of the most prestigious and best-known poker tournaments held anywhere in the world,” said Team PokerStars Pro player Theo Jorgensen.

“I hope that this tenth anniversary Sunday Million is the first one that I win.”

PokerStars will mark its Sunday Million’s tenth birthday on March 20 from 2:30pm New York time with a special $215 buy-in poker tournament that is due to hand out at least $10 million in cash. The one-off game will offer re-entries while there will also be 1,200 complimentary entries dished out through a series of hyper-turbo freerolls.

“To get a freeroll seat simply make a real-money deposit of $20 or more in each qualifying week using the bonus code ‘MILLIONFREE1’,” read a statement from PokerStars.

“This code changes each week to ‘MILLIONFREE2’ all the way to ‘MILLIONFREE6’.”

As if this wasn’t enough, PokerStars will additionally hold a pair of $11 buy-in satellites on March 20 guaranteeing a total of 1,333 seats into the anniversary Sunday Million tournament along with four VIP Bash satellites on consecutive Saturdays until March 19 promising 250 spots for a buy-in of 1,000 StarsCoins.

“Then there are the regular cash satellites running around the clock with buy-ins to suit everyone with prices starting at $1, all of which can be found on the PokerStars client or app,” read the statement from PokerStars.

What’s more, Team PokerStars Online squad member Jaime Staples will be hosting a live Twitch stream of the anniversary tournament while participating.

“The Sunday Million anniversary tournament is one of the biggest events on the poker calendar and when you throw in a $10 million guaranteed prize pool and more than a thousand free seats as well [it becomes] a tournament that every poker player should aspire to play,” said Staples.

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