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    Monday, August 4th, 2008 by t2admin

PokerStars Ups Weekend Guarantees, Sunday Million Now Worth $1.5M

PokerStars announced last week that it is upping its guaranteed tournament schedule on the grandest of scales. Not only has the online poker room increased the amount of weekly guaranteeds from 199 to a whopping 483, even the guaranteed prize pools are swelling. The celebrated PokerStars Sunday Million will now be worth an astonishing $1.5 million.

Overall, PokerStars’ weekly guaranteed tournaments have spiked from a total GP of about $7.5 million to nearly double that amount, at $13 million.

PokerStars kicked off the new expansion of its guaranteed online poker tournaments with last Sunday’s biggest tournaments. PokerStars boosted the Sunday Million purse to $1,500,000 GTD. It wasn’t just a promotion either; this is going to be the normal Sunday Million at PokerStars from now on (unless they decide to increase it again, of course.)

The Sunday Warm-Up, originally a $500k guaranteed held every Sunday afternoon before the PokerStars Sunday Million, is also being increased to $750k each weekend. The Super Tuesday, hosted by PokerStars.net every Tuesday evening, had its usual $250k prize pool upped to $300k GTD.

PokerStars added another big online poker tournament to the already massive Sunday line-up. The new NL Hold’em tournament features a GTD of $250,000 with a normal buy-in of $500+$30. The last Sunday of each month, the buy-in will increase to $1,000+$50.

Even with the increased prize pools of PokerStars most popular weekly guarantees – Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up, etc. – the online poker room continues to see participation levels high enough to jump the prize pools over the guaranteed amount. The new $1.5m Sunday Million was upped to $1,686,200 this weekend with 8,431 players, while a field of 3,849 boosted the Sunday Warm-Up GP to $769,800.

The largest GP spike came from PokerStars’ newest Sunday edition, the $250k GP, which drew 1,003 participants – enough to more than double the purse to $501,500. With online poker tournaments like these, It’s no wonder PokerStars has grabbed and maintained the status as the world’s largest online poker room for so long now.




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