PokerStars is the place to be for at least the next 10 days if you are a fan of low buy-in online poker tournaments with large guaranteed prize pools because the $5 million guaranteed MicroMillions 11 kicks off there today.
Thursday 16 July sees the first six of 100 scheduled MicroMillions 11 events take place. These six events have combined buy-ins of a mere $21.01 yet boast of $345,000 in guaranteed prize pools between them.
Event #1 begins at 5:00 p.m and is a $1.10 NL Hold’em [Phase 2] with a $75,000 guarantee. The second event is the biggest of the day, a $11 buy-in NL Hold’em that has a colossal guarantee of some $150,000.
MicroMillions 11 Day 1 Schedule
|1||$1.10||MicroMillions-001: $1.10 NL Hold'em [Phase 2]||5.00pm||$75,000|
|2||$11.00||MicroMillions-002: $11 NL Hold'em||6.00pm||$150,000|
|3||$3.30||MicroMillions-003: $3.30 NL Hold'em [6-Max]||7:00pm||$50,000|
|4||$0.11||MicroMillions-004: $0.11+R NL Hold'em [Hyper-Active]||9:00pm||$20,000|
|5||$3.30||MicroMillions-005: $3.30 NL Hold'em||11:30pm||$25,000|
|6||$2.20||MicroMillions-006: $2.20+R NL Hold'em [Turbo]||3:00am||$25,000|
The start of MicroMillions 11 also marks the beginning of the series-long Micro Million Leader Board that rewards the top 100 players of the festival with Sunday Million tickets.
Finishing in 11th through 100th place on the leader board nets you a $215 Sunday Milllion ticket while those finishing in second place though 10th collect five Sunday Million tickets. The player of the series will not only be quids in from their performances at the virtual felt, but will also be the recipient of six months – that’s 26 – Sunday Million tickets!
Players are awarded points whenever they finish in the money of any of the 100 MicroMillions events. Points range from 5 up to 100 with last year’s winner, “PsychoPol” of Ukraine, amassing 510 points by playing in 99 of the 100 events while winning 48,801.97 in the process.
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