PokerStars Sunday majors results (12-11-11)
Unless you spent you weekend in the woods hunting the elusive snipe, unless you have eschewed all technology in favor of studying water-power grist mills, unless you simply just don't give a diddly-darn about poker, it seems very unlikely you missed this weekend at PokerStars. It was a monster. Where to even begin?
At one point on Sunday, PokerStars had more than 410,000 people playing at the same time. That's a record by a pretty big margin. Last I heard, the official-on-paper-record was just a little more than 300,000. It seems a lot of people wanted to show up for the 10th anniversary special $1 million Sunday Storm. How many? More than 110,000 showed up to try to turn an $11 buy-in into big money. Our Martin Harris has the wrap-up in this story: chrjs2k thunders through field of 116,400, wins 10th Anniversary Sunday Storm.
Meanwhile, PokerStars was getting ready to deal its 72 billionth hand. It happened at the peak of action of action on Sunday at a .02/.05 NLHE table. You can see the whole story right here: Holy goat! It's the 72 billionth hand.
Meanwhile, the normal action of the weekend chugged on in anticipation of next Sunday's monster tourneys. Here's the other important news from the past couple of days:
Next weekend stands to be monstrous, too. On tap for December 18 is a 10th Anniversary $10,000 High-Roller event. The buy-in is big, and the payoff will be too. There is a $500,000 guarantee for the $10,000 buy-in.
That same day will be a gigantic, monstrous, $10 million guaranteed 10th Anniversary Sunday Million. You won't have too many chances in life to turn $1 into $2 million while playing poker. This week, you do. Log on to PokerStars right now to see all the satellites that can get you into the $215 event for basically nothing. Nearly 3,800 people are already registered.
For all you need to know about this last week of 10th anniversary action, visit the PokerStars 10th Anniversary celebration page.
Good luck in the coming week. And get your seat in the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million!