UK Poker Player Poker News PokerStars Announce 10th Anniversary Celebrations

PokerStars Announce 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted by David Cowell on November 02, 2011 at 11:37 BST

PokerStars 10 years anniversaryThe world´s favourite online poker site is 10 years old on December 12th and, to celebrate the event, PokerStars is launching a series of special offers for new and existing clients alike.

Full details of the celebration schedule will be released over the next ten days, but UK Poker Player can reveal that a $10 million dollar Sunday Million tournament is scheduled for Sunday December 18th at 7.30 GMT (14.30 ET) with a minimum of $2 million for the winner.

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The History of the Sunday Million

The Sunday Million is PokerStars flagship tournament, and was first played in 2006 when 6,000 players took part in the inaugural event. The Sunday Million grew in popularity until March this year, when 59,128 players competed for a total prize fund of just under $12 million dollars and the celebration tournament has the potential to be even bigger. Already registration is open for the $215.00 buy-in tournament and the $10.00 buy-in mega-satellite which guarantees 1,000 seats for the target event, and starts just 30 minutes earlier on the 18th.

Qualify Early to Avoid Disappointment

If you do not want to leave it until the last minute to qualify for the PokerStars $10 million guaranteed Sunday Million, there are many other routes to secure your seat. A special satellite steps program starts at just 1 Frequent Player Point and more direct qualification routes start from $2.20. There are even satellites to the mega-satellite running around the clock and it is anticipated that there will be a freeroll path to both tournaments as well.

Celebratory PokerStars Freerolls to the Caribbean

A whole series of freeroll qualifiers are underway for a program of weekly finals with prizes valued at $160,000 to be won in each. The top ten finishers in each freeroll qualifying tournament (one entry per day per player) progress to their choice of weekly finals which run each Sunday for six weeks from November 13th. The top 1,000 players in each weekly final share a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and the top 10 players each receive a package to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

And More Chances for Cash Players

Players with 10 Frequent Player points in their accounts can enter special FPP tournaments which offer an easier route to the weekly finals and, with 20 seats awarded in each FPP tournament, there is double the chance to qualify if you have played real cash games or paid a tournament entry fee to compete in any of PokerStars huge range of single table and multi table online poker tournaments. Of course, yo have to be a PokerStars player first of all to enter this fabulous tournament series and to play I the $10 million guaranteed Sunday Million. So, if you do not already have a PokerStars account, click on the link below, download the free software and make you first deposit to take advantage of a 100% match bonus of up to $600.00.

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