Poker Stars, the largest virtual poker card room’s biggest weekly online tournament “Sunday million’ rejoicing in the cradles of glory, turned six years old on March 11th of this year. Sunday million, first conducted on March 5th 2006 has seen Six Star Studded years with seeds like Jason Mercier, Johnny Lodden and Liv Boeree.
Feting its sixth anniversary, Sunday million announced the elevation of its guaranteed prize pool money to six million dollars with an assured 1 million dollars to the winner. Over the years Sunday million has witnessed a humongous increase in the number of players participating every week.
Starting with a maiden field of 5893 players who competed in its first tournament for a million dollars prize pool in 2006, this year, it has bopped a score of more than 7000 average players per week. A little less than a year back on March 6th, Sunday million was flooded with 59,128 players; the largest number to date who generated an enormous prize pool of 11 million dollars in approximate figures.
This tournament invites all and sundry, the ones with comfortable money can directly enter with a buy in of $215 and the one’s with a meager pocketbook can start with a bare $2.20, register with a satellite and then sail on their confident talents to earn an entry to the Sunday tournament.
Lex Veldhuis, an eminent player once stated “I like to play really aggressive in the Sunday Million, because there are so many players who wait for this tournament all week, and are too careful with their chips. This allows you to build a big stack early on, and cruise once you have it.” Poker stars proclaimed the participation of ‘Team Poker Stars: Pro’ comprising of adroit players like Chris moneymaker, Vanessa Rousso, Viktor Blom, Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel, Bertrand Grospellier and Daniel Negreanu in the Poker Bonanza.
The past six years of Sunday million have seen 278 tournaments with a total of 2,116,513 players begetting a prize pool of $444,149,600 which certainly calls for a festive mood.