On Sunday March 3rd, poker players from around the world will likely be sitting at home, maybe order a pizza and watch some sports on TV, but this is as they get set to play on the 7th anniversary event of the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament that is guaranteeing a massive $7 million prize pool in honour of the staple Sunday tournament’s seven year anniversary.
Unlike the usual $200,000 for first place, the winner this weekend will walk away a millionaire with a $1 million guaranteed payout for winning the tournament.
The tournament costs $215 and is giving players a 10,000 starting stack and playing 15-minute blinds that kick off at just 20/40 (for 250 big blinds).
It is very likely that the Guarantee will be shattered anyhow beyond the $7 million.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest Sunday Millions to date.
10th Anniversary Sunday Million, 18 December 2011
Prize pool: $12,423,200
Winner: First-Eagle for $1,146,574.65
Sunday Million 5th Anniversary, 6 March 2011
Prize pool: $11,825,600
Winner: Bdbeatslayer for $671,093.81 (and a Lamborghini Gallardo)
Sunday Million 4th Anniversary, 21 February 2010
Prize pool: $7,233,800 prize pool
Winner: RichieRichZH for $1,141,510.31
Sunday Million 6th Anniversary, 11 March 2012
Players: 33,732 players
Prize pool: $6,746,400
Winner: slyfox151 for $480,761.38
Sunday Million Special Edition, 31 January 2010
Prize pool: $3,875,400
Winner: OX45AL for $550,011.29