PokerStars MicroMillions Kicking Off with $5M Guarantee

PokerStars MicroMillions is a popular tournament series each year for online poker players.

The PokerStars MicroMillions 8 tournament series kicks off on July 17 with 100 events adding up to $5 million in guaranteed money for micro-stakes buy-ins. (Image: PokerStars.com))

While many poker players have dreams of playing in massive championship events at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) or online at the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the buy-ins are often too prohibitive to make that a reality. That makes the MicroMillions tournament series held at PokerStars one of the most popular of the year, because players can win huge prizes for microscopic buy-ins.

The popular tournament series will return to the world’s largest poker site come July 17.

About MicroMillions 8

The idea behind MicroMillions is that massive tournaments that have micro-stakes buy-ins will allow players to win gigantic sums of money. PokerStars has guaranteed $5 million will be given away during the series, which will start up on July 17 with a $0.11 Re-Buy No Limit Hold’em “Hyper-Active” tournament that has a $20,000 guarantee. Yes, you read that correctly, the entrance fee is eleven cents and allows re-buys.

For those who have never experience this unique series of tournaments, the action is extremely fast, furious, and wild, to say the least. That being said, some very serious small and mid-stakes players participate, so there’s also great poker to be played as well.

Outside of the cash to be won over the 100 event series, there are also “Player of the Series” prizes available to be won via a Leader Board page. There is also a MicroMillions Challenge that players have to opt into using Star Code “MM8” on the site. Players that complete the challenge by playing in six or more events receive a free ticket to the All-in Shootout to fight it out to win cash prizes.

100 Events, 10 Six-Figure Guarantees, 1 Million Dollar Finale

Events during the series will span buy-ins from as little as eleven cents and max out at $22 for the Main Event. Most of the tournaments have buy-ins ranging from $2 to $5, meaning that micro-stakes and small stakes players will have a field day throughout the promotion. Every day there are multiple events to be played in as well, so players are encouraged to review the tournament schedule (the link is above) to plan ahead and play in the best events possible.

Ten of the 100 planned events already have a six-figure guarantee, starting off on Day 1 with Event #2, the $11 No Limit Hold’em tournament that has a $150,000 guarantee. The next day, in Event #11, $100,000 is up for grabs for those that want to play in the $11 No Limit Hold’em 6-max event. For those that really want to get a killer ROI, on July 19, Event #20 guarantees $150,000 and is a $2.22 re-buy tournament. That is just one of three tournaments held that same day that offer six-figure guarantees.

Later, on July 19, players can jump into Event #22, a $8.80 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Super-Knockout tournament ($100,000 guaranteed) and in Event #23, a $3.30 Re-buy No Limit Hold’em ($125,000 guaranteed). For those really shooting for the money, on July 20 you will want to play in Event #32 which has $300,000 guaranteed. This tourney will be an $11 No Limit Hold’em event and be tied for the second-richest of the entire promotion. On July 27, another tournament will have a $300,000 guarantee with Event #97, another $11 No Limit Hold’em tournament.

The Main Event of MicroMillions 8 will be played on July 27 as well and offer a million dollars guaranteed prize pool. Dubbed “MicroMillions Event #98,” it has a $22 buy-in, is a No Limit Hold’em format game, and promises $100,000 minimum to the first place winner.

All-in Shootout Promotion

Players who participate in 6-9 MicroMillions events will receive a ticket to a $15,000 All-in Shootout, with $1,500 going to the winner, played on August 2. Players that play in 10+ events receive a ticket to the more lucrative $30,000 All-in Shootout that will award $3,000 to the winner.

Sean Gibson
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Sean Gibson
Sean Gibson has been an insider in the poker and casino industry for a number of years. Gibson has worked with many different media outlets and has covered events such as the World Series of Poker Main Event, the World Poker Tour Championship, and an infinite number of online events. He plays both 6-max and Full Ring No Limit Hold'em and can be found playing at either the Oceans 11 cardroom in Oceanside, CA or at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

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