Sunday Million Live: It’s time to go live

Sunday Million Live: It's time to go live

After months of build up and preparation, the time has come for the Sunday Million Live to go, er, live. The first of it’s kind for PokerStars, the Sunday Million Live offered players the chance to play an online Day 1 qualifier to Day 2 of a live tournament. Anyone who qualified online in a €215 online Day 1 would automatically secure the min-cash of €400 and qualify to Day 2, which is taking place at Kings Casino in Rozvadov. They then start Day 2 with the chip stack they ammassed online.

Those online qualifiers began back in June and live satellites started eight days ago. Whilst the online qualifiers ended yesterday, live satellites are still running. Indeed, the final three chances for players to qualify to the €1,000,000 guaranteed Sunday Million Live play out today here in Rozvadov. One flight is already under way, with 900 runners so far, and additional flights begin at 5pm and 9pm CEST. If you want the chance to play this €1,000,000 guaranteed event and become the first ever Sunday Million Live champion, there is still time!

Whilst the buy-in for this tournament is far lower than a PokerStars Championship event, we’re giving this grassroots tournament the full PokerStars Live experience. James Hartigan and the PokerStars TV team will be providing commentary on cards-up coverage of the final two day’s action (Sunday and Monday). You can watch the action, which will be on a 30-minute delay, here. During PokerStars Championship Barcelona, the PokerStars TV team ran a number of 1 StarsCoin satellites to the Sunday Million Live and we know of at least one person who’s satellited their way to Rozvadov for just a single StarsCoin.

The PokerStars Blog will be supplementing the webcast coverage with written updates on how the touranment is progressing.

Whilst the field, understandably, won’t be as star-studded as a €5,000 event, plenty of big names have qualfied to this event. EPT champion Anton Wigg is through to Day 2, as is Ludovic Geilich, whilst Martin Kabrhel has been trying his luck in the live Day 1s without success so far. Team Pro will be represented by ‘ElkY’ and Team Online’s Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders will be in attendance.

For good reason the €1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event takes center-stage, but the Sunday Million Live festival began on the 24th August and there’s already been some significant side-event action. The €440 pot-limit Omaha event was won by Sebastian Langrock. The German player won a WSOP bracelet this year in a $1,500 NLHE/PLO mix event. Arguably though, his greatest acheivement though came away from the poker table. In March 2013, he won the top prize of €1,000,000 on the German quiz show Wer wird Millionär? (Who wants to be a Millionaire), to date Langrock is one of just 14 participants to achieve this.

Day 2 of the Sunday Million Live starts at noon CEST on Sunday, we’ll be back then with live coverage of the innaguaral Sunday Million Live.

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