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Celebrating tournament milestones by increasing the guaranteed prize pool is becoming the norm for PokerStars as of late, with another such event set for next month for the 5th Anniversary of the Sunday Storm.

That weekly tournament typically guarantees $300,000 to players who finish in the money, but the special anniversary edition on April 17 will feature a $1,000,000 prize pool. Of that $1 million in prize money, $100,000 will go to the player who collects all the chips.

The action begins at 13:30 ET on the 17th of April with the normal buy-in of only $11. Players who bust out can re-enter prior to the end of the late registration period at 15:30 ET. It’s likely that re-entries will end up being a large part of the prize pool.

Anniversaries Galore

The announcement of the Sunday Storm $1 Million GTD 5th Anniversary special comes not long after PokerStars celebrated a milestone for another tournament played every Sunday – the Sunday Million. On March 20, a total of 55,059 entries bought in for $215 in the 10th Anniversary of the Sunday Million, surpassing the beefed up $10 million guarantee and creating a prize pool of $11,011,800.

The champ of that special anniversary event, ‘a.urli,’ is the pride of Canada after taking home the prize of $970,000 following a four-player deal. The entire final table came from nine different countries, showing the extent of PokerStars’ popularity worldwide.

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Affordable Buy-in for Sunday Storm

Players on a tight budget could only watch from the rail during the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million due to the $215 entry fee. That won’t be the case on April 17 for the Sunday Storm 5th Anniversary event.

The $11 buy-in means just about everybody can enter. To make sure that nobody is left out, a bunch of satellites are scheduled allowing players to win their way into the event for as little as 11 cents ($0.11).

The $0.11 feeder satellites will send winners to $1.10 Sunday Storm satellites that are set for April 17 prior to the 5th Anniversary event at 13:30 ET. A total of 2,000 seats are up for grabs, broken down as follows: 1,000 seats GTD in the $1.10 Mega Satellite at 10:15 a.m. ET; 750 seats GTD in the $1.10 Deadline Satellite at 12:25 ET; and 250 seats GTD in the $1.10 Last Chance Hyper Satellite at 13:29 ET.

Would you rather win your way into the Sunday Storm 5th Anniversary tournament by using StarsCoin? You can do so in a VIP Bash event for 100 StarsCoin on Saturday, April 16 at 14:30 ET. Five hundred seats will be awarded.

This is a can’t miss tournament so mark your calendars for April 17!

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.