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

Michael Jones : February 24th, 2011

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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.

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