When the big poker sites run their online festivals there is usually huge excitement and anticipation surrounding them partly because there are a series of high-stakes tournaments with astronomical prize pools on offer. These are all well and good but what about the players who frequent the micro and low stakes games, what do they get? As a general rule, not very much but now they can compete for huge prizes themselves because PokerStars have announced they are to launch the MicroMillions festival on March 15.
Running between March 15-25 the inaugural MicroMillions festival will see a staggering 100 events take place! That is not a typo, 100 micro-stakes tournaments! In order to fit all of these tournaments in over the 11-day window they are literally going to be running around the clock so whenever you log onto PokerStars you will find a MicroMillions event taking place!
The festival kicks off at 1600WET on March 15 with a $0.11 Six-Max Rebuy Madness with a huge guarantee of $25,000. An hour after that starts there is a $1 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy [3x-Turbo] with a massive $75,000 prize pool and 60-minutes after that a $5.50 No Limit Hold'em event, also with a $75,000 guarantee.
There are a umber events with almost unbelievable guarantees slapped on them including the $2.22 No limit Hold'em rebuy on March 17 that has $150,000 guaranteed, the $11 No Limit Hold'em event on March 18 with a $400,000 prize pool and the crowning glory, the $22 Main Event on March 25 that has a gargantuan $1,000,000 prize pool! One million dollars for a $22 outlay!
Most of the tournaments are played as No Limit Hold'em but there are also a whole host of other formats being played including but not limited to Pot Limit Omaha, Seven-card Stud, H.O.R.S.E and 8-Game!
If winning some ridiculous sums of money for literally pennies is not enough to grab your attention that what if PokerStars threw in a full PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package for the Player of the Series and 2012 SCOOP tickets to the next 99 top finishers in the leaderboards? Well that is happening too; you could be heading to Paradise Island for the 2013 PCA!
If you want to play in the upcoming MicroMillions and do not have a PokerStars account simply download PokerStars through PokerNews, enter the marketing code UKPOKERNEWS and the bonus code STARS600 and you will be eligible to play in the MicroMillions festival but also be entitled to a 100% match up to $600 first deposit bonus and be able to participate in any future promotions we run with the world's biggest online poker site.