Sunday Million Take 2 crushes $10 million guarantee

There is nothing like the potential for an overlay to bring out the grinders and this time it created the third biggest ever Sunday Million.

Sunday Million Take 2

Big overlays are so rare at PokerStars that when the Sunday Million Anniversary Event in February had a $1.2 million overlay, it prompted a second attempt at a $10 million event this year.  

Many in the poker community believed that clashing with the Super Bowl caused the original overlay but PokerStars Director of Innovation Séverin Rasset told us that clashing with the $1 million guaranteed Sunday Storm was the actual culprit. 

Either way with neither of those variables this time the Sunday Million Take 2 event attracted a staggering 41,948 players and featured 14,362 re-entries to make a $11,262,000 prize pool, easily surpassing the $10 million guarantee. 

The third biggest Sunday Million

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9,296 places got paid in this event but Dutch player 'Daenarys T' took home the big prize of $1,000,043 after defeating Rick 'ThEcLaiMEer' Trigg heads-up on the second day of the event.

The 56,310 entries made this the third biggest Sunday Million in online poker history, just behind the Sunday Million 5th Anniversary Event in 2011 which had 59,128 entries and the PokerStars 10th Anniversary Event the same year which had 62,116 runners. 

This was a much needed shot in the arm for PokerStars in the online MTT sphere after partypoker announced a record breaking $20 million guaranteed online tournament at the end of this year. Next up for PokerStars is the SCOOP series which begins next month.

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  • pokerboy198229


    So and then they say poker is dead: 56,310 entries, well i will now how many chips had the chipleader