The $5 Million Guaranteed MicroMillions 8 Kicks Off at PokerStars
The eighth edition of the ever popular online poker tournament series MicroMillions kicks off on July 17 at the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars.
Every time that PokerStars runs the MicroMillions it is promised that the series will be bigger and better than ever before. This year is no different. Featuring a staggering 100 tournaments that have buy-ins as low as $0.11 and increasing to a still-affordable $22, MicroMillions really is a poker series that everyone can enjoy regardless of bankroll size and skill level.
Although the buy-ins for MicroMillions 8 are small in comparison to other festivals PokerStars runs, the prizes are anything but small because PokerStars has given each of the 100 events large guaranteed prize pools, which when combined come to an astonishing $5 million!
Kicking off the series is the $0.11+R NL Hold’em Hyper-Active that has a guaranteed prize pool of $20,000, which seems ludicrous consider the paltry amount that the tournament commands for a buy-in.
The tiny buy-in, huge prizes continue at least four times per day, every day, until July 27 so there is plenty of time to get involved in this amazing tournament series.
Each of the 100 tournaments are sure to attract players in droves, but one event in particular is already attracting plenty of attention: Event #98 the MicroMillions 8 Main Event.
Despite only costing $22 to enter, the Main Event boasts a seven-figure guarantee on it! That’s right, for $22 players in the Main Event have to chance to play for a slice of a $1 million prize pool, of which at least $100,000 is reserved for the eventual champion!
The largest and richest MicroMillions Main Event took place in 2013 when a bumper crowd of 59,213 players bought into the MicroMillions Main Event and created a $1,184,260 prize pool. When the tournament was over and the dust had settled, “stygher” was the last player standing and he had $160,726 added to his PokerStars account, which was only $20,000 less than that weekend’s Sunday Million champion won.
Take Part in the MicroMillions Challenge
In addition to potentially gigantic payouts for a tiny investment, players who enter the Star Code “MM8” and then play six or more MicroMillions events receive a ticket to an All-in Shootout where they can win a cash prize in mere minutes.
Play between six and nine MicroMillions events and a ticket to a $15,000 All-in Shooutout is all yours, play 10 or more and you receive a ticket to a $30,000 All-in Shoutout.
Each shootout is capped at 60,000 and are offered on a first come first served basis so play your events as soon as you can!
On top of all the above, each time you reach the money places in a MicroMillions event you are awarded leaderboard points. Finish in the top 100 points earners and win a Sunday Million ticket worth $215. Finish at the top of the MicroMillions 8 leaderboard and 26 tickets to the Sunday Million are all yours!
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