Day 2 of the PokerStars 14th Anniversary Sunday Million is in the books after 32 blind levels of 15-minutes each.
To say this event has been a success thus far would be an understatement. The $12,500,000 guarantee was decimated with 93,016 entrants (60,898 entries + 32,118 re-entries) generating a mouth-watering $18,603,200 for a new PokerStars record.
This included 7,671 entrants that joined in on the action after Day 1 concluded and before Day 2 began.
Canada's "meandmyarrow" went on a late run to end the day in the chip lead with 59,709,692 in chips. Closest on this player's tail are Finland's "Arlingtona" (55,018,866), Cyprus' "akamas73" (46,500,246), and a pair of Romanian players in Stefan "CrAzY_sTeFaN" Piele Dragos (46,272,960) and "tweny1" (44,809,750)
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Stefan "CrAzY_sTeFaN" Piele Dragos||Romania||46,272,960||58|
|9||Marko "Kuconi" Boskovic||Serbia||36,578,085||46|
Day 2 Highlights
The payouts were official before Day 2 began with a massive $1,509,390 top prize on tap for tomorrow's winner. The runner-up will get $1,031,585 barring any deals at the final table which must reserve at least $50,000 to be played for.
Players were eliminated early on at a fast and furious pace with the bubble being reached during the fifth blind level of the day after Canada's "ak1234111" was eliminated in 13,320th place. The remaining 13,319 players were then in the money and guaranteed at least a min-cash of $411.
A number of PokerStars ambassadors and streamers were in the mix but none were able to survive the day. Among those to cash were Mason "Pye_Face21" Pye (902nd - $2,119), Tom "MajinBoob” Hayward (1,613rd - $1,295), Fintan "easywithaces" Hand (1,990th - $1,295), Felix "xflixx" Schneiders (3039th - $934), Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (3,328th - $934), James "OP-Poker James” Mackenzie (12,231st - $411), and Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban ($411).
A total of 91 players survived Day 2 and will come back tomorrow guaranteed a payout of at least $10,911. Among the notable players to advance included Marko "Kuconi" Boskovic (ninth - 36,578,085), Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas (20th - 27,960,432), Rens “Rens02” Feenstra (22nd - 26,393,690), Marios "Jully-19" Mansour (31st - 21,688,802), Pascal "Paffchen" Hartmann (32nd - 21,566,372), Adrovan "AadrovanRj21" Rodrigues (37th - 20,296,928), Rafael "FlamingRecca" Palazzo (49th - 16,462,244), and Steven "BlindGuy789" Iglesias (63rd - 14,766,447), who is blind in real life and utilizes an assistant during both live and online play.
The PokerNews coverage of the Sunday Million continues on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:05 p.m. GMT and will play down until one player remains. Blinds will begin at 400,000/800,000 with an ante of 100,000 and increase every 15 minutes. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you the conclusion of the Sunday Million