5 things you might not know about Sunday Million Live

Are you ready for this unique poker event?

What it is (and what it isn't)

Sunday Million Live is an exciting one-off version of the weekly classic, with Day 1 played online before the action goes live on Day 2 at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on September 3, 2017.

It is not simply the Sunday Million played in a live tournament environment. With typically 5,000 or more players in the Sunday Million each weekend, that would be silly.


So, to reach Day 2 you must survive Day 1...

You can play Day 1 this Sunday or next Sunday. But not the Sunday after...

Online Day 1 tournaments take place each Sunday until August 27. At the time of writing that means you can play this Sunday (20 August) or the following Sunday (27 August).

Satellites meanwhile, with added seats and guarantees, are running daily. You have countless opportunities to qualify for these Day 1s and secure a place in Rozvadov, where your online chips will miraculously become real.

You can find these satellites in the PokerStars Client under Events >> Sunday Million Live.

The King's Casino Rozvadov is poker's Edelweiss

If you don't want to play Day 1 online, you can get a head start and play some specially laid on "live" Day 1s at the Kings Casino.

Of all the poker rooms in the world, King's Casino in Rozvadov is fast becoming a kind of cult classic destination.

A trip there marks you out as having gone beyond the normal poker destinations. Instead you've set out on an almost Tolkien adventure (a one hour car journey from Nuremburg, or Prague Airport) to find this hidden gem (just off the E50 highway).

Quite frankly, it is the Edelweiss of the poker world. Like the alpine climbers who risked their lives gathering this oft-sung-about mountain flower from the highest mountains, Rozvadov is ticked off only by the most daring of poker player. Wear your jetlag with pride.

alpine-edelweiss_15Aug17.jpgEdelweiss: The flower world's Rozvadov

Buy-ins for these live phases are €220 (online they're $215). Full details of when they're running is on the Sunday Million Live homepage.

Want to take part in the Sunday Million Live? You can with a PokerStars account. Simply click here to get started.

You reach the money on Day 2

That's right. Reach the second day and you'll be immediately credited with €400 to help with travel costs to Rozvadov. That's where you'll play for a share of the $1 million prize pool, rubbing shoulders with the world's best players.

There are other ways to win your way to Rozvadov

For those players looking for an alternative way to play an online Day 1 Team PokerStars Pro Online members Felix Schneiders, Lex Veldhuis, Fintan Hand and Ben Spragg will be giving away nearly €7000 worth of €215 Day 1 online tickets.

The tickets will be given away via competitions and giveaways across their Twitch and Twitter channels, so make sure you're following them to win your entry for free. Think of these guys as the poker equivalent of those people with T-shirt cannons at sporting events. Don't miss out.

Lex Veldhuis: @RaSZi
Felix Schneiders: @xflixx
Fintan Hand: @EasyWithAces
Ben Spragg: @BenjSpragg

And if this still doesn't make any sense you can always check out the Sunday Million Live homepage for details of the schedule, and how the live/online elements work.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.

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