Another MicroMillons festival concluded on Sunday night when the final handful of low buy-in high-guarantee events took place. The showpiece tournament was the $20+$2 buy-in Main Event that boasted of a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
A staggering 55,524 players bought into the MicroMillions 11 Main Event, smashing the guarantee by $110,480. Among the huge crowd were an army of grinders who call the United Kingdom or Ireland home, but sadly none of our players brought the title home.
The deepest any of them managed to progress was 17th place, a superb result for “iVANiSSUE” who walked away with $2,820.61 for his effort.
Like most of the MicroMillions Main Event before it, the 11th edition ended in a multiway chop once the final table was reached. It’s not surprising considering the massive jumps in pay when compared to the buy-in level.
This year’s Main Event saw a five-handed chop, one that saw the minimum payout become $49,875.13. That was the amount taken home by eventual fourth place finisher, “BOWERS25” of Canada, not bad for a night’s work and a $22 investment.
It was another Canadian who walked away with the lion’s share of the spoils. “Nolet20” collected $89,854.68 when he sent Greece’s “SukaPu” to the rail in second place as the clocks displayed 8:40am in the UK. This gargantuan sum means that Nolet20 climbed to the top of the Money Won by Player leader board.
Speaking of leader boards, the MicroMillions 11 Player of the Series is Ukraine’s “malikualutsk” who finished with 560 points, 60 more than runner-up, “vanov04” of Russia. Although malikualutsk didn’t manage to win any of the events, he did cash in an impressive 43 of them and is now the owner of 26 x $215 Sunday Million tickets.
How did the UK and Ireland perform?
It was a successful series of players of the UK and Ireland with the UK claiming two outright and Ireland, one. Our amazing nations won almost $508,000 combined during MicroMillions 11, an impressive figure only surpassed by Canada and Russia.
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2015 WCOOP Almost Upon Us
The next big online festival at PokerStars is the 2015 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) which is the polar opposite of the MicroMillions. This year’s WCOOP has 70-events and combined guarantees of some $45 million, making it the richest online poker festival ever.
While the buy-ins to WCOOP events are way out of the bankroll constraints of the majority of poker players, PokerStars has a fantastic network of satellite tournaments running 24/7 that give you the chance to compete with some of the best in the business and for a fraction of the cost.