Prize Pool Nearly $17.2 Million With Late Registration Still Open

Published on March 23rd, 2020 1:05 am EST

Online poker is going through a sharp rise in traffic due to social distancing.The 14th Anniversary of the Sunday Million is already a massive success, and late registration doesn't close until Monday afternoon.

Pokerstars raised many eyebrows when they announced that the 14th Anniversary edition of their Sunday Million event would have a guaranteed prize pool of $12.5 million.

The world is obviously a much different place now than it was when the event was first announced. Thanks to the Coronavirus, many people are choosing to isolate themselves in an effort to help "flatten the curve" of the disease.

This means that people have a great deal of time on their hands, which has resulted in a massive surge in online poker numbers over the past couple of weeks.

This spilled over to the 14th Anniversary edition of the Sunday Million, which smashed its guarantee by a wide margin.

Late registration for the event will remain open until Monday afternoon. As of this moment, the numbers look like this:

Total Entries: 85,998
Total Prize Pool: $17,199,600
First Place: $1,518,726.29

As of this moment, the top 12,239 finishers in the tournament will receive a payout.


In case you were wondering, this doesn't set the record for largest online poker tournament prize pool, as that record belongs to the 2018 edition of the partypoker MILLIONS Online, which ended up paying out north of $21.7 million.

The Sunday Million 14th Anniversary will likely end up as the third largest online poker tournament by prize pool, only being topped by the 2018 and 2019 edition of the partypoker MILLION Online.

The largest online poker tournament by field size, in case you were wondering, if held by Pokerstars, which held a $1 buy-in tournament on June 16th, 2013 that ended up attracting a total field of 225,000 players.


The 14th Anniversary edition of the Sunday Million continued the recent sharp increase in online poker play across the world, thanks to lockdowns and self-isolations.


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