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Did you know you can play the $8M guaranteed Sunday Million Anniversary through Power Path? Here’s how…


You might think that Power Path – PokerStars’ exciting new qualification route designed to help casual players get into big events – is all about live tournament packages.

That’s understandable. With multiple Gold Passes worth $10,300 or Silver Passes worth $2,500 up for grabs daily, it’s never been easier for recreational players to win their way into prestigious live events – from the European Poker Tour (EPT) to popular regional tours.

But actually, Power Path also has a big focus on online poker. Not only can you turn Silver and Gold Passes into online buy-in packages, but you can also use your $109 Bronze Passes to play the prestigious Sunday Million every weekend.

And the biggest Milly of the year is rapidly approaching…

USE POWER PATH TO PLAY THE SUNDAY MILLION ANNIVERSARY

On Sunday April 7, one of the biggest tournaments of the year takes place on PokerStars. It’s called the Sunday Million Anniversary and it’s celebrating 18 years of the iconic event with an $8 million guaranteed prize pool, and at least $1 million up top for the eventual champ.

You might think you can’t use your Power Path tickets for the Sunday Million Anniversary 18 (SMA18) as the buy-in for the special event is $215, rather than the regular $109 price point.

But PokerStars has tweaked things…

Players can now use any Step 3 $11 Power Path tickets to buy into $11 Direct satellites for the SMA18

Likewise, you can use any $1 Step 2 Power Path tickets to buy into the $1 Phased satellites running daily.

Plus, SMA18 tickets have been added to every Power Path Step 4 event, so you can use your $109 tickets to book a seat on top of any prizes in the regular prize pool. These special edition Step 4s are called ‘Power Path Step 4 Qualifier Sunday Million Anniversary’ in the PokerStars client.

Learn more about the massive SMA18 — and other ways you can qualify for it — in our Sunday Million Anniversary Season hub.

WHY PLAY THE SUNDAY MILLION?

If there’s one tournament that every poker player loves to play and hates to miss, it’s the Milly.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a high-stakes professional used to playing for $1 million first-place prizes, or a weekend warrior who likes to take a shot on a Sunday afternoon. The Sunday Million is the weekly online title that everyone wants on their resume.

Some players have even won it more than once. Russian crusher Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov remains the only player to have won the Milly three times, while at least 20 players can call themselves two-time Sunday Million champions.

You can see the full list of those multiple champs on our Sunday Million timeline.

Vanessa Kade playing at EPT Monte Carlo

Vanessa Kade won the largest prize ever awarded in the Sunday Million

As for the largest Sunday Million prize, that went to Vanessa “Niffler” Kade back in March 2021 when she won a special Anniversary edition of the Milly for a staggering $1,514,920.

Not hard to see why she called it the best day of her life.

So, what would you get for winning the Milly?

Well, tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars, for a start.

You’ll get the Sunday Million winner badge on your PokerStars avatar.

And you’ll forever be able to wow your peers by saying you won the Sunday Million. That’s bragging rights for life. 

Not bad, eh?

USE POWER PATH TO PLAY THE MILLY

Right, back to the how.

Power Path players can now gain entry to the Milly not only by winning a Bronze Pass worth $109 but simply by winning a Step 4 Power Path ticket.

So if you don’t fancy trying to go for a big Pass and instead would rather hop into the Sunday Million instead, now you can.

Or perhaps you’re grinding the $11 buy-in Step 3 a ton and you’ve collected a healthy yield of Step 4 tickets. If that’s the case, you can now use them to play the Milly every week!

THE ULTIMATE FIRST TIMER’S GUIDE TO PLAYING THE SUNDAY MILLION

If you’ve never played it before, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve put together the ultimate first-timer’s guide to playing the Sunday Million.

It’s for anyone who wants to play the Sunday Million for the first time, but for whatever reason has yet to take that step.

The guide covers how to win a seat (assuming you haven’t already picked up a Bronze Pass or Step 4 ticket!), how to make yourself bully-proof when playing tough opposition, how to change your luck when the tournament isn’t going to plan, how to make the money, and how to beat the best.

So if your first Sunday Million is coming up, take a moment to bookmark the guide and give it a read whenever you have a few minutes.

Best of luck to everyone who wins their way into the Milly using Power Path!

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