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How to Play the NEW Sunday Million

June 17, 2022
MTT
by Raise Your Edge

The Sunday Million is now a Progressive Knock-Out, and Ben is here to share tips on how you can adapt your Sunday Million strategy for these changes

This is the biggest in a series of changes to PokerStars’ most popular tournament, with other changes including a new blind structure with bigger starting stacks, time changes during levels that mirror most SCOOP tournament structures, 8-max tables and more.

Here’s a full list of the changes to the Sunday Million, effective June 12th:

  • The Sunday Million Becomes a Progressive Knockout (PKO) Tournament
  • Tables will change from 9-max to 8-max
  • Starting stacks will increase from 10k to 50k (still 200bb, as before)
  • 15-minute levels during late reg, ending when starting stack is 20bb
  • 12-minute levels for the rest of day 1
  • 15-minute levels for day 2
  • Day 1 will end 1 hour earlier at 01:50 CET
  • Structure will mirror SCOOP structure, with 1,400 and 3,500 levels cut. These will be reintroduced after level 40 for more play later in the tournament
  • More timebank allowed at the final table

Changes to Satellite Tournaments to the Sunday Million:

  • Players who have already won a seat through a Sit & Go satellite will not be able to enter more Sit & Go satellites that week
  • Daily Hybrid tournaments will run from Monday through Saturday, with guaranteed Sunday Million tickets.
  • 100 Sunday Million Tickets will be up for grabs in the Second Chance Prize Draw. If you bust out of a Sunday Million satellite, you get an entry into the Sunday Million Second Chance Draw, where you have another chance to win a Sunday Million ticket anyway. This is limited to one entry per week, per player.

If you’re new to progressive knockout (PKO) tournaments and want to get ready for these changes, check out this in-depth guide on dominating bounty tournaments.

We’ll look forward to seeing you at the tables, as the most popular online Sunday tournament continues to evolve.

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