What are you doing on March 26? That date may be a couple of months away but it is a date that you want free in your calendar because March 26 is when the massive 17th Anniversary edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million takes place.
The 17th-anniversary edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. GMT on March 26. it comes with a $215 buy-in and an eye-popping $7.5 million guarantee, although the prize pool could be much larger if past Sunday Million special editions are anything to go by.
For your $215 investment, or much less if you satellite your way in, you receive 20,000 chips, and play to a 20-minute clock where the blinds start at 50/100/12a. Don’t worry if you dust off your stack early doors because up to five re-entries are permitted before Day 2 shuffles up and deals. It is certainly worthwhile trying to bag yourself multiple Sunday Million 17th Anniversary edition seats via the plethora of satellites so you have plenty of ammunition as you hunt the lion’s share of the $7.5 million guarantee.
Day 1 ends after the completion of the 18th level, with Day 2 starting at 6:10 p.m. GMT on March 27. Some 32 levels are penciled in for Day 2, which could make for a long grind, although levels on the second day’s play are reduced to 15 minutes. The third and final day commences at 6:00 p.m. GMT prompt on March 28 and continues until only one player has all of the chips in play.
PokerStars Sunday Million 17th Anniversary Edition Satellites
Satellites for the 17th-anniversary edition of the Sunday Million can be found in the PokerStars lobby right now. Ensure you enter the correct tournaments because there are satellites for the standard Sunday Million running alongside the $7.5 million guaranteed event.
Those on a tight budget should look at the freebuy satellites that run a few times per day. They cost nothing to enter but allow $0.27 rebuys, and guarantee at least one $215 seat. Other buy-in satellites that are currently in the PokerStars lobby cost $2.20 and $22, which are at the more affordable end of the scale.
PokerNews fully expects PokerStars to run Sunday Million 17th Anniversary edition Spin & Go tournaments in the run-up to the $7.5 million guaranteed tournament. Currently, the special edition Spin & Go games are set to award $109 seats to the traditional Sunday Million.
Past Sunday Million Anniversary Results
The anniversary editions of the Sunday Million have always proven popular, not least because they pay their champions colossal sums of money. Last year, Germany’s “Blackbeaty” came out on top of a 52,120-strong field and reeled in a $931,885 prize. The German’s score would have been larger but they made a deal with “JanRas1983” of Denmark when heads-up; the runner-up scooped $817,235.
Other past champions include Vanessa “Niffller” Kade, who captured a $1,514,920 prize in the 15th anniversary Sunday Million, and Alex “AAAArthur” Brito who triumphed the year before Kade and saw $1,192,802 land in his PokerStars account.
|Anniversary Edition||Entrants||Prize pool||Champion||Prize|
|5th||59,128||$11,825,600||Luke “Bdbeatslayer” Vrabel||$671,094|
|7th||49,827||$9,857,400||Andrius “benislovas” Bielskis||$848,589|
|9th||50,432||$10,086,400||Brayden “BRAYDEN93” Fritzshall||$597,720|
|12th||43,975||$10,000,000||Luis “Hulk9950” Felipe||$960,000|
|14th||93,016||$18,603,200||Alex “AAAArthur” Brito||$1,192,802|
|15th||69,876||$13,975,200||Vanessa “Niffller” Kade||$1,514,920|