Type of Tournament: Multi-table Tournament
When: Sundays at 16:30 ET
Blind Levels: 15 Minutes
Starting Chips: 10,000 Chips
Buy-in: $200 + $15
Interesting Fact: The average field is 7,000 players.
In spite of what its name implies, the PokerStars Sunday Million has a guarantee of $1,500,000, making it the biggest weekly tournament in the online poker world.
The Million is the cornerstone of PokerStars Sunday lineup which also includes two other $215 tournaments, an $11, a $55, and a $530. The total guaranteed prize pool by these six tournaments every week is over $3.5 million!
The simplest way to enter the Million is to buy-in directly for $215. But you can also win your way in through one of the many satellites that PokerStars hostz throughout the week. Buy-ins for these start at just $2.20, so everyone can have a chance to win a seat in the big one. And if you’re sitting on a surplus of Frequent Player Points, you can also buy your way into the Sunday Million for 13,500 of ‘em.
A good way hone your strategy and tactics for the PokerStars Sunday Million is by watching replays of past tournaments. Some of the excitement is lost when the tournament’s outcome is already a forgone conclusion, but the advantage of the replays is that players’ cards will be face up, allowing you to see how top tournament competitors play the game.
You can do this through the PokerStars software by clicking the “Special” tab under tournaments and looking for replays, which are highlighted in orange. You can also watch highlights and summaries of the Sunday Million on PokerStars.tv, complete with narration from Nick Wealthall and David Tuckman.
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