"Transylvanian" Leads Final 65 in Sunday Million 15th Anniversary
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The Sunday Million 15th Anniversary has been a massive success with 69,876 entrants generating a massive $13,975,200 prize pool to smash the $12.5 million guarantee.
This just makes it the second-biggest Sunday Million Anniversary event, behind only last year's Sunday Million 14th Anniversary event that witnessed 93,016 entrants generating a ginormous $18,603,200 prize pool.
Bookmark the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary live reporting hub to follow along with live coverage on March 22-23.
Day 2 Recap
Day 2 began with 17,516 players battling it out in the hopes of at least a min-cash of $412 paid out to the top 9,971 players. This included thousands of players that late-registered or re-entered after Sunday's Day 1 concluded and before the start of Day 2.
The payouts were announced five minutes before the action began with about half the field or 9,971 entrants guaranteed at least a min-cash of $412 and more than $1.5 million to the winner.
The money bubble broke before the second break with Mongolia's "Seddari" hitting the rail empty-handed in 9,973rd place. After this, eliminations took place at a fast and furious pace until there were only 65 players to end the day.
Top Ten Chip Counts
"Transylvanian" was at or near the top of the leaderboard most of the second half of Day 2 and will enter tomorrow's action with a chip leading stack of 66,800,871 for 84 big blinds.
While "Transylvanian" was the only player to advance with more than 60 million in chips, two others in Russia's "peu3ep" (55,658,388) and Bulgaria's "PanchoVetin" (52,596,824) will head into tomorrow's Day 3 with more than 50 million.
Also bringing top ten stacks into Day 3 are Netherlands' "ikkedus" (49,591,533), Russia's "Vvlankov" (49,248,898), Norway's "malinga" (48,951,775), Poland's "jelczan123" (48,907,238), Lebanon's "ha04444" (44,358,859), Austria's "Grozzorg" (42,206,753), and Belarus' "VladHunter21" (38,880,288).
Meanwhile, Vanessa "Niffller" Kade is just behind this group in 13th place with a stack of 35,482,077 with Thomas "tomnelz1" Nelz a few spots behind in 17th place with 28,167,959 in chips.
Five PokerStars Ambassadors Cashed
Nine PokerStars Ambassadors entered the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary for a total of 25 combined bullets with five of the team cashing.
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas (3,827th - $651) went the deepest among the Ambassadors with Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (4,974th - $559), Fintan "easywithaces" Hand (5,423rd - $559), Felix "xflixx" Schneiders (7,150th - $481), and Thomas "MajinBoob" Hayward (7,236th - $481) also cashing.
Meanwhile, Benjamin "Spraggy" Spragg, Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban, Mason "Pye_Face21" Pye, and Georgina "GJReggie" James all entered the day with starting or near starting stacks and were unable to make it into the money.
Tomorrow's winner is slated to bank $1,514,920 with the runner-up also becoming a millionaire with second place awarding $1,035,358. Of course, this is barring any deals made at tomorrow's final table where at least $50,000 will need to be played for to the winner.
All returning players will be guaranteed at least a $10,757 payout for a healthy return on their $215 buy-in. This could be an even bigger return for those that qualified through the many paths PokerStars made available prior to late registration closing minutes before the start of Day 2.
Final Day Resumes on Tuesday, March 23 at 5:05 p.m. GMT
There is still one more day of action yet to come in the Sunday Millions. The action will resume on Tuesday, March 23 at 5:05 p.m. GMT (1:05 p.m. EDT) at Level 51 with blinds at 400,000/800,000 with an ante of 100,000. Blind will increase every 15 minutes until a winner is crowned.
PokerNews will be right there until a winner is crowned. So stay tuned to see who will win $1.5 million tomorrow during the final day of the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary.