If you know anything about online poker - and we assume you do because you're discerning enough to be reading the PokerStars Blog - then you know that the Sunday Million is the one to win. Of course there are there huge WCOOPs, SCOOPs, EPTs and WSOPs, but if you're looking for a regular shot at proving yourself, we're talking weekly here, there's only one place to look, The PokerStars Sunday Million.
It's a deep stack, slow structure, huge field, giant prize pool beast. The $1,000,000 guarantee is regularly smashed as thousands of players parley their way into the event. Given the 10,000 starting stack and the 15-minute blinds that kick off at just 20/40 (for 250 big blinds) there's room for hours of manoeuvring that helps the best come out on top.
The seventh anniversary of this amazing tournament is on top of us and will be celebrated with a $7,000,000 guaranteed tournament this Sunday, 3 March. We think that makes it high time to look back at some of the heroes, names and numbers that have beaten the Million.
The BIGGEST Sunday Millions
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
*Ten years of PokerStars, not the Sunday Million.
You've won TWO Sunday Millions?
Four players have bagged two Sunday Million titles
Biggest winning players (gross total)
Could have done the quadruple
aaaaaaaa has made four Sunday Million final tables! There are 21 players who are tied on three final tables apiece.
Telefonkiosk, 59 cashes
PokerSavage1, 58 cashes
tunnny, 57 cashes
Statistics correct as of 19/2/13.
A new Sunday Million winner will be crowned this weekend - or in the early hours of Monday morning if you want to be precise - and will get to add their name to a long list of big time winners. If a $215 buy-in is out of your normal bankroll rules then don't forget that you can qualify for a lot less. Check out the official PokerStars Sunday Million 7th Anniversary page for more info.
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.