In April this year, when Sunday Million celebrated its 13th anniversary with a grand tournament attracting a huge field of star professionals and casual players alike, it would find its champion in Wang 'wangli0402' Li - a real estate manager from China. Wang had only been playing on PokerStars for a year as a hobby, but had been focused on tournament glory since signing up to the site. This determination was rewarded at the perfect time, as Wang became the first player from China to win the event and was rewarded with a bumper prize of over $600,000.
The previous anniversary tournament, the Sunday Million 12th Anniversary 'Take 2', granted a lifechanging prize of over $1 million to 'Daenarys T', a cash game player from the Netherlands. 'Daenarys T' approached the competition with a style of unwavering aggression, coming through unburnt and ultimately claiming the throne to become an overnight millionaire.
The Sunday Million 12th Anniversary celebration also saw another live cash game grinder become a major tournament conqueror, when Brazilian player Luis 'Hulk9950' Felipe rebounded from short-stack positions to win the first competition. Following a thrilling final, Felipe told PokerStars that his triumph had been the result of years of hard work and organisation, dedicated to improving himself as a player and ultimately enabling him to escape early exits and acquire the confidence to approach the final table aggressively and to launch huge bluffs on his way to the $960,000 prize.
Finally, there is the story of Catalin 'jah1923' Moraru; an IT professional from Romania, who simultaneously earned the titles of 'Sunday Million winner' and 'WCOOP champion' when he beat the field in a special edition WCOOP Sunday Million in September 2018. Moraru steadily made strong placings in tournaments for a number of years before emerging victorious in the WCOOP event, scooping a grand prize of $193,000.
Each of these players started with an entry and finished heads-up on the final table, winning a showdown for a phenomenal jackpot and a defining victory. To discover opportunities to win entry to the Sunday Million and learn how best to approach the tournament, check out the Path to Sunday Million on PokerStars School and you too could find yourself heads-up for Sunday Million glory.