PokerStars to Guarantee $5M in Sunday Million on March 6

Dustin Gouker : February 24th, 2011


PokerStars is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Sunday Million poker tournament by upping the guaranteed prize pool to $5 million, with a first prize of $1 million, on March 6.

The buy-in is still just $215 even with the huge prize pool; the winner of the Sunday Million usually wins between $200,000 and $300,000 on a normal Sunday. The winner of the special edition of the tournament on March 6 will also receive a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Direct buy-in can also be purchased through the VIP Store for 13,500 frequent player points.

PokerStars will also be running a special $11 1,000-seat guaranteed satellite on March 6th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern, with satellites feeding into that tournament for $1 or 100 frequent player points. The satellites can be found in the lobby under “Tourney,” then click on “Special.”

Here are some fast facts of the Sunday Million from the PokerStars website:

-The first ever Sunday Million was held on March 5, 2006, and was won by ‘aaaaaaaa’ from Massachusetts. A total of 5,893 runners played for a prize pool of $1,178,600.
-The average field size is 7,070 players.
-The biggest Sunday Million field so far was 36,169 players, on February 21, 2010 generating a total prize pool of $7,233,800.

And if you win, you get on PokerStars Online Poker Show for the Sunday Million. You can watch last week’s here:

For more information on the Sunday Million, head over to PokerStars’ website.

Get your daily dose of poker news with the PTP Hit and Run.

Great Promotions and VIP program at Carbon Poker >>>
comments powered by Disqus


Don't want to deposit? Try free bankrolls.
Room Bankroll
Sign up at Titan Poker Titan Poker
Major room, easy qualify
Sign up at Sky Poker Sky Poker
Good for MTT / SNGs Only

FOLLOW Parttimepoker

RSS Feed

tools for poker players

PTP Poker Forums

Poker Props

Get paid to play poker - up to 102% rakeback or more. Learn more and apply today.

Read the PTP Hit and Run

the ptp hit and run

read the net's most popular summary of all the day's breaking poker news.

PTP Poker Forums

Join our POKER forums

Join 40,000+ members - talk strategy, meet other players and get staked.

Free Poker training


access dozens of free strategy videos from top pros

Join the net's top staking site

online poker staking

over $15,000,000 staked so far. sign up today and get in on the action; membership is free.


About PartTimePoker

Online since 2004, PartTimePoker brings together a unique combination of the largest staking community online, top-paying poker rakeback and prop offers and a variety of poker-related content including poker news, strategy articles and free poker training videos. - your best source for online poker.

Some examples of the more popular content on our site include our PTP Daily Hit N Run, our weekly High Stakes Poker Report, our comprehensive list of poker training site reviews and our CardRunners review.

PartTimePoker is also well-known for our large poker forums, where over 30,000 members discuss staking, strategy, poker news, culture, and just about everything else you can imagine. Registering for our forums is free.

Inside PTP

Rakeback and Free Bankrolls

PTP offers several rakeback and free bankroll offers for our viewers. If you're not familiar with rakeback, read our guide to online poker rakeback. To learn how much you could be earning with rakeback, check out our rakeback calculator. If you're ready to get started, our most popular rakeback offers are True Poker Rakeback and Carbon Poker.

Free and no deposit bankrolls (also called free poker money) are essentially promotional deals we've arranged with rooms where they give you a small amount of money (usually $10-$150) to try out their room. These offers are a great way to get your feet wet at a room without going through the hassle of depositing, and provide players nervous about depositing at an online gambling site with a risk-free way to play poker, bingo, and other games online. View our current free poker bankroll no deposit offers.