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IMS DURNK wins $231K in super 2/2/14 Sunday Million victory

This year's Super Bowl might have failed to live up to the expectations of all but the Seattle faithful, but the Sunday Million that ran simultaneously here at PokerStars was anything but a disappointment. That was especially true for one player who had cashed in the tournament many times in the past, including a couple of deep runs, without making it as far as the final table. The big game stole away a few hundred players to leave this week's field at 7,709, down a bit from the last few...more

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October Niner Russell "into2ndWind" Thomas wins the Sunday Million for $219k


It's hard to believe now, but six months ago, Russell Thomas didn't consider himself a tournament player. After making the 2012 "October Nine," Thomas sought out an entire team of coaches to get him into the best shape possible for the final table of the WSOP Main Event. Following three...more

Some run for rumrun1 who won the Sunday Million, $246K


What a week of poker! Tournaments have been playing out all over the world -- in London, Seoul, Viña del Mar, and online on PokerStars, too, with the MicroMillions 4 series currently in full swing. Yet amid all of that action, the Sunday Million rolls on, with another huge field...more

Sunday Million: AexcaliburA draws the win after a five-way chop


After last week's anniversary madness, the Sunday Million returned to its regularly scheduled guarantee, but still drew a robust crowd. 8,755 players descended on the virtual felt, resulting in a $1,751,000 prize pool. 1,260 places were paid, with first place set to earn $257,572.10. Given that many of them were...more

Sunday Million competition winners


Last week Lee Jones, PokerStars Head of Poker Communications reached out to you all with an offer. It was generous, quick and came with no strings attached. You had to guess how many players would play the 7th Anniversary Sunday Million and the 50 closest answers would be credited with...more

Watch benislovas win $848,589 in the Sunday Million


On Monday morning Andrius 'benislovas' Bielskis won one of the largest Sunday Millions to have played out. The Lithuanian amateur topped a field of 49,287 players to claim $848,589.33 after a three-way deal. He edged out British grinder David 'sexygee' Gent to take the title, which you can read about...more

Meet Sunday Million anniversary champion Andrius "benislovas" Bielskis


He will soon turn 33 years old. He's married with a child who is about to turn two. And he was supposed to be at work Monday morning. It was an important day on the job. He heads a department at an international logistics company in Lithuania. People were expecting...more

Sunday Million 7th Anniversary Special: benislovas binks the title, top trio earn over $800k apiece


To celebrate the Sunday Million's seventh birthday, PokerStars rolled out a $7 million guaranteed prize pool, and a crowd large enough to fill Yankee Stadium came running. This week, a trip to the final three tables yielded a five-figure payday, sixth place paid as much as a typical Sunday Million...more

7th Anniversary $7,000,000 Sunday Million: Meeting the Million men


This Sunday the 7th Anniversary Sunday Million is taking place. It's going to be an epic affair with its $7,000,000 guaranteed prize pool drawing in tens of thousands of players from around the world. There's $1,000,000 guaranteed for first place but if other Sunday Million special editions are anything to...more

Sunday Million memories: Heads up for...the PokerStars job?


It was Easter, and Steve Day was alone. His family was halfway across the United States. His wife had gone to visit her family. Although he didn't usually play the PokerStars Sunday majors, he literally had nothing better to do. Even his adult rec hockey league was off for the...more

7th Anniversary $7,000,000 Sunday Million: Jesper 'KipsterDK' Hougaard on doing the double


In case you've somehow missed it, let us tell you that there's a big tournament this Sunday. Yes, it's the Sunday Million but it's not just any Sunday Million. It's the 7th Anniversary $7,000,000 guaranteed edition so we thought it was high time that we caught up with some of...more

Predict Sunday Million Entries; Win Stuff


The Sunday Million - it's a weekly tradition as reliable as the National Football League (only our referees don't go on strike). Every Sunday, a few thousand of PokerStars' finest players get together, pony up $215 each, and play a whole lot of poker to see who's going to take...more

7th Anniversary $7,000,000 Sunday Million: Joining the roll of honour


If you know anything about online poker - and we assume you do because you're discerning enough to be reading the PokerStars Blog - then you know that the Sunday Million is the one to win. Of course there are there huge WCOOPs, SCOOPs, EPTs and WSOPs, but if you're...more

Tonaldinho11 takes Sunday Million title, $234K; Team Pros Akkari 6th, Cada 13th


It was yet another huge Sunday Million this week, with 7,805 entrants and a guarantee-smashing $1,561,000 prize pool. Deep runs by a couple of Team PokerStars Pros added some extra drama, but in the end it was Tonaldinho11 of the Netherlands coming out on top to claim the victory and...more

Zábry zeroes in on Sunday Million win; Carsandi claims $195K after six-way deal


This week's Sunday Million saw another huge turnout with the first 8,000-plus player field of 2013 creating a huge prize pool of more than $1.6 million -- as usual crushing the tourney's $1 million guarantee. The top 1,170 finishers divided up those riches, and after almost 12-and-a-half hours it was...more

$7,000,000 seventh anniversary for the Sunday Million


$7,000,000 guaranteed Sunday Million to celebrate seven years of the biggest and best tournament around on 3 March. Take your shot at the $1,000,000 held up top for the winner. Can you believe that the Sunday Million has been running for seven years? Neither can we. That's a whole year...more

Parmupill halts KJulius10's run at a second Sunday Million title


One year ago, nearly to the day, Kyle "KJulius10" Julius won the Sunday Million and over $177,000. Back then, he was only about a month removed from the life-changing score he made at the 2012 PCA, taking second place in the Main Event for $1.5 million. Today, Julius was poised...more

Petesgotaces got a straight-up Sunday Million victory

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It has been a big weekend for poker. In addition to the regular and stellar lineup of online poker tournaments offered on PokerStars, the live tournament scene is heating up as the European Poker Tour hit Deauville for its annual French stop. Moreover, the number of tournaments on that schedule...more

Sunday Million: Popiedejopie closes out a $192k win


Over the last year, major final tables became familiar ground for Popiedejopie. In January 2012, he made a runner-up finish in TCOOP Event #8 ($82 NLHE Big Antes), good for $40,000. That July, he found himself right here, at the final table of the Sunday Million. His first go at...more

Stackarn stacks all chips for Sunday Million win

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It was a weekend like few others on PokerStars, as the Turbo Championship of Online Poker was in full swing and offering everything from Hold'em to Omaha. All of the TCOOP events have turbo structures, obviously, so the Sunday Million was a nice addition to the lineup this week. For...more

Sunday Million: nietbangzijn nets over $186k after four-way deal


Listen, when you're running well, you're running well and a trio of familiar faces proved that in spades by landing on the final table of this week's Sunday Million. Chaz D 87 won a Sunday Major only a month ago, taking down the Sunday Warm-Up for nearly $89,000. Casey "bigdogpckt5s"...more