Sunday is the day for tournaments at Poker Stars. The Sunday Warm-Up, which precedes the Sunday Million by about six hours, starts out the day with a No-Limit Hold ‘em big event. The guaranteed prize pool is worth at least $750K every week. Poker Stars recommends this tournament for poker players in European time zones or for those who like to get started early.
First place pays out $75K+ every single Sunday. The buy-in is $200 + $15, but there are lots of qualifiers for this event, starting as low as $3. There are turbos, re-buys, shootouts, and many more available satellite options. Whichever type of game you prefer, Poker Stars has it. You can locate satellites in the tournament lobby under “Tourneys” and then “Satellites.” Sunday satellites are highlighted in a dark bluish/purple color, but if you find this format hard to read, click on the “Satellites for this event” to the right of the main event in the “Special” section of the tourney lobby. You can expect about 3000+ players to participate in the Sunday Warm-Up, but it has been known to generate more than 6000 players and a $1.3+ million prize pool.
There are, on average, 14 big-money tournaments on Sunday alone, running all day long. Some of the special Sunday tourneys include the Sunday Million, the Sunday Two Hundred Grand, the Sunday 500, and the Sunday Second Chance, all of which have plenty of low buy-in satellites connected with them, as do most all of the big prize pool tourneys.
If you play a lot of tournaments, placing in the top 15% at any regular multi-table Poker Stars tourney will get you a varying amount of Tournament Leader Board (TLB) points. There are three leader boards that you can get your name on by racking up these points and all kinds of prizes to be won. You can participate in monthly, weekly, or yearly competitions to win an opportunity to go heads-up against Team PokerStars Pros, cash, or a PokerStars Passport to any five live PS-sponsored events.
PokerStars has action and lots of competitive tournaments and challenging promotions. There is something for all poker players here, whether you are an amateur or professional, a weekend player or a 365 player, or a low-stakes or high-stakes gambler. If you don’t find a game, tournament, or competition that gets you excited about playing poker at PokerStars, then you haven’t looked hard enough.