There is hardly an online poker player out there who has not heard of the Sunday Million, PokerStars’ flagship tournament, and one that has made more headlines than any other online poker event.
The Sunday Million has been running for 17 years now, and PokerStars has announced a grand celebration to mark the occasion, with the 17th Anniversary Sunday Million scheduled to run on Sunday, March 26, on the international dot-com platform.
The event will feature a buy-in fee of $215 like it did back in the day and an impressive $7,500,000 guaranteed prize pool. However, if history is anything to go by, the $7.5 million guarantee is likely to be exceeded by a fair margin.
As is usually the case, PokerStars will give away thousands of seats to the Anniversary Sunday Million, and all Canadian players except those from Ontario will be eligible to compete for seats or pay their entry fee and play the tournament straight-up.
What to Expect from the 17th Anniversary Sunday Million
The 17th Anniversary Sunday Million will run on Sunday, March 26, in the 06:05 GMT slot, which means players in Montréal will play in it at 01:05 in the afternoon, and those in Vancouver will play at 10:05 in the morning.
The event will feature a multi-day structure, which is not typical for a Sunday Million, but will be necessary for this special anniversary edition.
Day 1 will see players play through 18 levels of 20 minutes each, offering plenty of gameplay as the deep starting stack will mean a lot of maneuvering room. Up to five re-entries will be available to each player, offering additional chances to those who bust in the early hours.
For those good and/or lucky enough to survive Day 1, a grueling Day 2 will play out on Monday, with 32 levels of play on the schedule, each lasting 15 minutes. Play will conclude on Tuesday, March 28, with the few remaining players returning to fight it out for the title and a first-place prize that may exceed the million-dollar mark.
If past anniversary Sunday Millions are anything to go by, a field of over 50,000 runners and millions of dollars in prizes are in the cards, making this 17th Anniversary Sunday Million an event you don’t want to miss.
Free Sunday Million Tickets Available
The best thing about the 17th Anniversary Sunday Million is that players can win their tickets without risking any of their own money.
Every day, PokerStars is running a handful of freebuy satellites with guaranteed $215 tickets, which cost absolutely nothing to enter. Players who bust one of these can buy their way back in for $0.27 or wait for the next free event to try their luck again.
Of course, those with a deeper bankroll at PokerStars can also enter other Sunday Million satellites and win their tickets playing satellites with varying buy-ins, as is typically the case with big PokerStars real money events.
There is plenty of action available in the interim, too, and more than enough time to build up a bankroll or win some tickets before the official kickoff day on March 26.
The only thing left to do is head over to PokerStars and create your account, then try to play your way to the big anniversary Sunday Millions.