Guarantee of the anniversary Sunday Million was beaten by $5 million on the first day
The Sunday Million Anniversary Edition 2020, held in honor of the 14th anniversary of the popular Sunday event, received $12.5 million guarantee, which is a record for PokerStars. In order to avoid an overlay, the tournament with $215 buy-in needed to collect at least 62 500 entries. This was successfully done on the first day, and registration for the event is still open.
As of 1:00 pm (UTC), March 23, there are 58 692 players registered in the anniversary Sunday Million, who made 28 125 re-entries. The prize pool of the event already exceeds $17 360 000, which is almost 5 million more than the claimed guarantee.
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Following the results of the first day, the player from China who performs under the "nowwor880" nickname is leading the race. He has 680 000 chips (340 BB), while an average stack is equal to 100 000. The Belgian player "X_QQ_AA_KK_fish" is not far behind the chip leader, as his stack amounts to 643 000 chips (321 BB). The third place in the chip account currently belongs to the Dutchman "DLSXL", who seized the opportunity to re-enter the tournament and amassed 576 980 chips (288 BB).
There are no well-known professionals among these players, but each of them can become a millionaire and get famous all over the world in a day.
However, some great poker pros are still in the game: Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, PokerStars Team Online Lex Veldhuis and Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban, Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Ben "Spraggy" Spragg, Alex "bigfox86" Foxen and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle.