Sunday Million poised to make history

Sunday Million logo.jpgLet's just stop and take a breath for a second, because that's the type of thing rational people should do before stepping into the realm of the irrational. If you're a yoga person, do a downward-facing dog or turn yourself into a tree or something. Okay. Relaxed? Good. Now, let's talk about what very well could be the biggest PokerStars Sunday Million the world has ever seen.

In just a little bit more than 48 hours (Sunday, March 6 at 16:30 ET, if you're making plans), PokerStars will host a crazy-insane Sunday Million with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool and a $1 million guaranteed first prize. It's in celebration of five fun years of Sunday Million action. Just to up the insanity a little, PokerStars is kicking in a free Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 to whomever ends the day with all the chips. It's the type of thing that makes even Team PokerStars Pros go a little wiggy, as evidenced in the video below.

Like Carrie Nation inside Guinness HQ, PokerStars is all hopped up on goofballs and prepared to lay waste to a bunch of records. It's the biggest guarantee PokerStars has ever offered for a Sunday Million, and there is simply no telling what other kinds of records may end up in shards.

It doesn't take a math wizard to figure out that it is going to take 25,000 players to meet that $5 million guarantee. What's interesting is how close the event will come to being the biggest Sunday Million of all time. The current record sits at 36,170. That happened last year around this time when PokerStars celebrated the Sunday Million's fourth anniversary. We've done a little more back-of-the-envelope math, and there are a lot of other fun facts about the potential numbers, but we'll not start counting our chickens yet. Chickens are terribly unreliable animals if my experience is any indication.

The buy-in for the Sunday Million remains the same $215 it has always been. However, if you spent your last $200 on chicken feed (boy, that was a mistake), you still have a decent shot at changing your life.

Half an hour before the Sunday Million kicks off, PokerStars will host a 1,000-seat guaranteed turbo satellite that you can get into the big one for $11. Still too much after buying that bargain basement chicken treadmill? If you have $1 left, there are feeder satellites running all the time that will get you into the $11 qualifier. For all of it, just open up PokerStars and click 'Tourney' & 'Special'. You'll be off and running like a chicken with its...well, enough about the chickens. Focus.

Sunday Million.

$5 million guaranteed prize pool.

$1 million guaranteed first place and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 to the winner.

To learn all you need to know, check out the PokerStars Sunday Million 5th Anniversary page.

Oh, and while you're at it, you might as well check out a couple of big EPT Mardrid Grand Final (May 7-12) satellites running around the same time. Both are guaranteeing five full prize packages to the Grand FInal. At 15:45 ET, the €530 satellite will run, followed by a €320 event at 18:15 ET. Qualifiers are running now for as little as €3.33.

But, seriously. Focus. Remember:

Coffee is for closers.

Always be closing.

Sunday Million.

$5 million guaranteed prize pool.

$1 million guaranteed first place and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 to the winner.

Go and do likewise.


Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Sunday Million