Cheapest-Ever PokerStars Sunday Million Runs This Weekend
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There’s not much you can buy with $50 these days but on December 15th you can purchase yourself an early Christmas present and be in with a shot of a six-figure prize because PokerStars is slashing the buy-in of the Sunday Million.
PokerStars halved the buy-in of its iconic Sunday Million tournament earlier this year, making online poker’s largest weekly tournament a $109 buy-in affair instead of $215. For one week only, PokerStars is setting the Sunday Million’s buy-in to a mere $54.50, $50 of which goes straight into the prize pool.
This is the first time in the tournament’s 13-year history that the buy-on has been less than $100. The $1 million guarantee remains despite the drastic price drop, meaning a record-setting field of at last 20,000 entries is required for the seven-figure guarantee to be hit.
Half Price Sunday Million Runs Over Two Days
Another first for this special edition of the Sunday Million is it’s played over two days. The Sunday Million has taken place over multiple days during festivals such as Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) and World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) but never before during a “standard” week. This gives some indication as to the expected field size.
Day 1 commences at 7:00 p.m. CET on December 15th and continues for nine-and-a-half hours. The tournament is then paused and the surviving players return to the PokerStars tables at 7:00 p.m. on December 16th to conclude the event.
Despite the affordable $54.50 buy-on, PokerStars is running a plethora of satellites into the December 15th edition of the Sunday Million.
Sit & Go satellites range from $0.25 up to $5.50, with traditional multi-table tournament satellites starting at only $0.55 and increasing to a still affordable $5.50. ow is the time to dust off your Poker Satellite Strategy book by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter.
There are also special edition Spin & Go tournaments costing only $0.60 that could see you playing in any of the trio of cut price tournaments or even walking away with $7,200 cash.
|Prize||Probability in 1 Million Games|
|$54.50 Half Price Sunday Million Ticket||1,909|
|$11 Half Price Sunday Satellite Ticket||6,500|
|$5.50 Half Price Sunday Storm Ticket||12,500|
|$3.30 Half Price Sunday Satellite Ticket||45,006|
Two other Sunday majors are also part of the Half Price Sunday promotion. This weekend’s Sunday Warm-Up keeps its $125,000 guarantee but sees the buy-in reduced to $107.50. The Sunday Storm, already immensely popular with PokerStars’ lower stakes players, only costs $5.50 on December 15th and has $150,000 guaranteed.
Both the half-price Sunday Warm-Up and Sunday Storm are scheduled to run for one day only and both have dozens of satellites available.
Pad Your Bankroll With a Free $600
Now is the perfect time to sign up to PokerStars if you haven’t already got an account. Those with a PokerStars account can head to the lobby right now and buy into this trio of value-packed tournaments. If you don’t have a PokerStars account, follow the simple steps below and you’ll be up and running in next to no time.
- Click here to open PokerStars in a new tab
- Sign up for a free account
- Make your first deposit
- Register for the half price events and bring your A-game to the table
Your first three deposits within 60-days are matched 100% up to a combined total of $600 (£400 for UK residents). You then have six months to release as much of the bonus as you can, with the bonus releasing into your account in $10 increments (£10 for the UK) at a rate of $1 for every 17VPPs (£1 per 26 VPPs for UK players).
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