2015 iPOPS Micro Festival Is In Full Swing; €50K Main Event This Sunday
Those of you who do not already have an account on the iPoker Network need to hurry up and rectify that because you're missing out on a value-packed tournament series that's in full swing and ends on Sunday 1 March.
The iPoker Online Poker Series, or iPOPS to give it its official acronym, is a popular online poker festival held across the iPoker Network. This means that you can compete in all of the events regardless of whether you prefer to play at bet365, Titanbet Poker, Betfair Poker, Everest Poker, Paddy Power Poker or any of the many other iPoker Network skins.
IPOPS Micro, which began on February 23 and runs through to March 1, sees 21 events take place, each with buy-ins ranging from a mere €0.20 up to €20, with the majority of the buy-ins being in the €1-€5 range. Despite featuring low buy-ins, the iPOPS Micro tournaments boast of large guaranteed prize pools – in relation to the entry – which gives you the chance to hone your skills and potentially win big for only a small investment.
The highlight of the iPOPS Micro festival is, without a doubt, the €50,000 guaranteed Main Event on March 1. This particular tournament kicks off at 7:00pm and costs €20 to enter, although with players able to buy in up to four times thanks to the multi-entry format, it could cost €80 to enter.
2015 iPOPS Micro Schedule
|Tue 24 Feb||7:00pm||iPOPS-4M €2,000 Super Turbo||€3 rebuy||€2,000|
|Tue 24 Feb||7:30pm||iPOPS-5M €1,000 Gtd||€5 freezeout||€1,000|
|Tue 24 Feb||8:00pm||iPOPS-6M €500 Gtd Speed||€0.50 rebuy||€500|
|Wed 25 Feb||7:00pm||iPOPS-7M €1,000 Gtd Rebuy||€1 rebuy||€1,000|
|Wed 25 Feb||7:30pm||iPOPS-8M €1,000 Gtd Rebuy||€0.50 rebuy||€1,000|
|Wed 25 Feb||8:00pm||iPOPS-9M €500 Gtd Speed||€0.20 rebuy||€500|
|Thu 26 Feb||7:00pm||iPOPS-10M €5,000 Gtd Rebuy||€3 rebuy||€5,000|
|Thu 26 Feb||7:30pm||iPOPS-11M €1,000 Gtd||€2 freezeout||€1,000|
|Thu 26 Feb||8:00pm||iPOPS-12M €500 Gtd Seed||€0.50 freezeout||€500|
|Fri 27 Feb||7:00pm||iPOPS-13M €15,000 Gtd Top gear||€10 rebuy||€15,000|
|Fri 27 Feb||7:30pm||iPOPS-14M €5,000 Gtd Rebuy||€1 rebuy||€5,000|
|Fri 27 Feb||8:00pm||iPOPS-15M €5,000 Gtd Speed||€5 rebuy||€5,000|
|Sat 28 Feb||7:00pm||iPOPS-16M €1,000 Gtd Top Gear||€1 freezeout||€1,000|
|Sat 28 Feb||7:30pm||iPOPS-17M €1,500 Gtd||€5 freezeout||€1,500|
|Sat 28 Feb||8:00pm||iPOPS-18M €1,000 Gtd Speed||€0.50||€1,000|
|Sun 1 Mar||7:00pm||iPOPS-19M €50,000 Gtd Main Event||€20 freezeout||€50,000|
|Sun 1 Mar||7:30pm||iPOPS-20M €2,000 Gtd||€1 freezeout||€2,000|
|Sun 1 Mar||8:00pm||iPOPS-21M €2,000 Gtd Speed||€3 freezeout||€2,000|
Three iPOPS Micro events took place on Monday 23 February and each was well-attended. IPOPS-1M was a €5 buy-in NL Hold'em Multi-Entry turbo event with a €5,000 guarantee. A total of 1,431 players bought in and created a €6,511.05 prize pool, of which €1,085.72 went to eventual champion “pokerpet77.”
Event #2 was a €1 re-entry NL Hold'em event that attracted 1,297 players who broke the €1,000 guarantee by some €271.27. “benjimjack” was this tournament's winner, taking home €212.77 for his efforts.
Lastly, the third iPOPS Micro event of the night was a €0.20 NL Hold'em 6-max turbo speed rebuy that saw 1,056 players take to the virtual felt. The €614.55 prize pool as distributed among the top 144 players with "InThEsOuRc3" taking the lion's share (€126.38) for his win.
Have you managed to taste success in any of the iPOPS Micro events yet? Let us know in the comments box below.