March 22, 2020 at PokerStars began the Sunday Million 14th Anniversary, which from the very beginning had every chance to become the largest event in the history of the poker operator. The total planned tournament guarantee of $ 12.5 million was eventually exceeded by almost 1/3, thanks to over 86 thousand registered entries, the total prize pool of the event was formed in the amount of more than $ 17 million. To exceed the planned guarantee and reach this amount, the poker operator took three hours of late registration.
It is noteworthy that in the history of online poker, the largest prize pool was formed in the framework of the partypoker Millions Online events, in the past and the year before. The total prize pool for each of these tournaments exceeded $ 21 million.
In the history of PokerStars, the 10th anniversary Sunday Million was previously considered the largest tournament, the prize pool of which almost reached the $ 12.5 million mark.
Despite the opening of late registration for participation in the Sunday Million 14th Anniversary until 20:05 Moscow time on March 23, 2020, the maximum number of tournament participants is set at 107 thousand poker players. Thus, even if the event reaches the maximum participant limit, its total prize pool cannot become the largest in the world of online poker history. With the specified number of entrants, the prize pool will be set at $ 21.4 million, surpassing last year's draw partypoker Millions Online will not, however, surpass the 2018 partypoker Millions Online record of $ 21,780,000.
The second day of the event will not be complete without the participation of such eminent poker professionals as Kristen Bicknell (43,897 in chips), Anatoly Filatov (384,476 in chips), Alex Foxen (85,166 in chips) and Patrick Leonard (110,532 in chips).