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PokerStars Sunday Storm Has $1 Million Guarantee
The Sunday Million is PokerStars’ biggest weekly tournament thanks to the $109 buy-in event featuring a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. This week sees another tournament, the Sunday Storm, boast of a seven-figure guarantee, except this one only costs $11 to enter.
PokerStars’s Sunday Storm celebrates its eighth anniversary in June and the world’s biggest online poker site loves to boost the guarantees of the tournaments when they reach milestones. The Sunday Million celebrated its 13th anniversary in March and PokerStars guaranteed $10 million would be won, now it’s the Sunday Storm that is having its time in the limelight.
For only an $11 buy-in, PokerStars players who enter the Sunday Storm will be battling it out for a share of a $1 million guaranteed prize pool, which has $100,000 reserved for the eventual champion. Cards are in the air from 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday 16th June and a field of at least 100,000 players is needed to ensure PokerStars do not endure an overlay.
While the $11 buy-in leaves the Sunday Storm door open to almost everyone, daily satellites costing only $2.20 are available, each awarding 500 seats to the $1 million guaranteed target event.
Special Spin & Go tournaments have also been created that give players the opportunity to turn a mere $0.75 into a cash prize of $1.50, $2.20 satellite tickets, an $11 Sunday Storm ticket, or a whopping $7,500 haul.
Spin & Go are PokerStars’ “jackpot sit & go” tournaments where the prize pool is randomly determined before the first hands are dealt. The tournaments are played on three-handed tables and to hyper-turbo blinds, leading to an intense, exciting experience that can yield large profits if the top prize pool multipliers are triggered.
Only this week, a partypoker player literally hit the jackpot and turned $5 into $1 million. James Carmichael from the United Kingdom was the man who became poker’s latest millionaire, and while these Sunday Storm Spin & Go tournament awards much smaller prizes, winning an $11 ticket for $0.75 and then going on to be triumphant in the Sunday Storm for $100,000 or more would ensure a huge return on investment.
|$7,500 (plus $750 to second and third place)||1 in 1,000,000|
|$11 Sunday Storm entry||37,502 in 1,000,000|
|$2.20 satellite ticket||292,475 in 1,000,000|
|$1.50 cash||670,022 in 1,000,000|
What to Expect From the $1 Million Guaranteed Sunday Storm
PokerStars last ran an anniversary edition of the $11 Sunday Storm in February 2018 and it was nothing short of huge. A field of 142,099 entries assembled at the virtual felt of PokerStars by the time late registration had closed, with this massive crowd creating a $1,420,990 prize pool.
Each of the nine players who navigated their way to the final table guaranteed themselves a $5,818.38 payout, an incredible return on an $11 investment All but two of those nine lucky players walked away with at least a five-figure prize, with the champion, “RoiRoiDame”, scooping a bankroll-boosting $116,501.82 and bragging rights over their peers.
Sunday Storm 7th Anniversary Final Table Results (Feb. 4, 2018)
Although PokerStars is not freely available in the United States, residents of New Jersey can play on PokerStars NJ. If you want to flex your poker muscles in the online arena this weekend, be sure to check out all the online poker sites you can play in the U.S. here.