Day 1 of the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker -44-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million SE] has come to a conclusion after 8 hours and 50 minutes of play.
This event drew 3,419 entrants creating a prize pool of $1,709,500 and surpassing the initial $1 million guarantee, but the night left off with only 263 survivors .
Sitting at the top of the counts is "Rekond" from Andorra with 6,545,522, the only stack above the 6-million mark. "Rekond" was steadily climbing throughout the day and he was the first player to surpass the million in chips. With 20-minute levels throughout the tournament, Day 1 was fast-paced and action-packed, but Rekond managed to remain atop the leaderboard throughout the day, closing on a strong finish to the night after scoring multiple eliminations including a double knockout.
Second in chips is "kappawhit3" with "5,040,146" and "CryFishCry" rounds up the top three with 4,384,710.
Other notables still in contention include Chun Lei "samrostan" Zhou (2,713,032), Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka (2,619,407) and Blaz "Scarmak3r" Zerjav (758,024).
PokerStars Ambassadors Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand, Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, Ben "Spraggy" Spragg, and Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas also took a shot at becoming the next Sunday Million Champion but Colillas was the only one to make it through with a stack of 1,381,699. Joao "Naza114" Vieira, Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress also couldn't find any luck in this event.
Play will resume on May 11th at 1 p.m. EST and action will resume at Level 24 which features a small blind of 17,500, big blind of 35,000 and an ante of 4,500.
Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out who becomes the next Sunday Million champion.