Sunday Million 15th Anniversary Event Announced With a $12.5 Million Guarantee

PokerStars has officially launched the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary event. Though complete details on the event are yet to be made public.

They had announced a guaranteed prize pool of $12.5 Million for the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary edition. This guaranteed prize pool is the same as it was last year.

The three-day event will commence on March 21 and registration will span into day 2. The buy-in price remains the same as before, $215, and players can re-enter up to five times. Day 1 of the event features 18 levels and late registration remains open into the start of day 2, Monday, March 22.

The 14th-anniversary edition generated 93,016 entries, with about two-thirds being unique entries and the rest were re-entries. Last year’s Sunday Million event was among the top 5 biggest poker event ever in history and the largest online poker tournament ever hosted by PokerStars.

A bigger Sunday Million

Can this year’s edition repeat or surpass last year’s success? Only time will tell.

Due to a large number of entries, the 14th anniversary guaranteed prize pool saw about a 50% increase. The new prize pool became $18,602,300, which became the biggest ever in PokerStars history.

After a four-way deal at the final table, a champion emerged in the Brazilian player AAAArthur, who got in from a $4 satellite win walked away with prize money of $1,192,802. With the planned prize for the first place being $1.5 million, AAAArthur, who had twice the chips of the closest competitor settled for a guaranteed payment of $1,192,802 as per the deal made amongst all four players left at the final table.

AAAArthur’s stance was a very calculative one, with the planned second place prize being a bit more than $1 million. With no guarantees of him becoming the winner if he rejects the deal, he protected himself from sustaining a heavier loss.

The second-placed player walked away with less than the second-place prize money, and the third and fourth earning more than the planned prize money for those positions. The last person on the final table of four walked away with prize money of $786,000.

This year’s edition will stand out with a $500,000 giveaway. This giveaway comes in form of dashing out tickets, possibly via Spin & Go’s, freerolls, or several other value-added tournaments.

This year’s edition promises to be a lot like the previous with a few changes. More complete detail for the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary will be released on March 8.

PokerStars announced via their website, saying…

“This year we’re giving away $500K worth of tickets to the Sunday Million Anniversary. That’s enough to send hundreds of players who might not ordinarily play an event of this size, into what is likely to be the tournament of their life.

There’s no reason at all why that can’t be you, so watch out for details of what that involves when we announce more details on 8 March.

For now, polish off those Sunday Million winning dreams, and multiply them a few times. The big day is approaching.”