PokerStars is hosting an online poker festival for the second time, which is earning players massive amounts of money.
About the event
The MicroMillions promotion has crossed its half way mark with a whopping $4 million that has already been won in the form of prize pools. The average buy-in for this event is not more than $5 and players are participating in this guaranteed event, which is witnessed all types of different players.
Andre Coimbra or ‘acoimbra’ is one of the players from Team PokerStars Online who is taking up the challenge of playing every single tournament of the festival that features 100 events. The hectic schedule doesn’t allow the Portuguese player too much sleeping time.Coimbra has already got 11 cashes.
Event turnout so far
The nations that are marking their place up until now in the low-stake series are Germany and Russia. A few players from theUKare making some good progress in the festival as well. One particular player won the first event, which featured a rebuy of just 11-cents. The event drew 56,870 players and witnessed 328,190 rebuys with 19,569 add-ons to make sure the $10,000 prize guarantee got beaten four times over.
Only 100 players were entitled to cash prizes and the first was a won by ‘cittadipace’, which was a stunning $7,332.37.
The second event was a no-limit hold’em for $1, which was a rebuy 3x turbo. 36,734 players flocked to participate and it witnessed 165,747 re-buys with 16,691 add-ons. The prize pool was pushed to almost $200,000 because of this event, which was much more than the previously guaranteed $150,000. Russian player called Geydrikh had won $2,112 over the 417 tournaments that he participated in so far, but that was changed with his $17,500 put out. Another Russian player was the biggest winner at this time, who won $18,566.47 in event no.4.
The first German to win was in event no. 6, who cashed in $7,000 in a no-limit hold’em 2x turbo rebuy of $2.20. The highlight of the festival till date was the Sunday Storm Special Edition. The event was a guaranteed event of $300,000 that yielded a prize pool of $365,230, which was tallied up by 36,523 players. The winner, walked away with $31,376.06.
The first event that was not a no-limit event was the ninth tournament in the MicroMillions festival. The pot-limit Omaha tournament drew 3,492 players, which made the guarantee triple to almost thrice its amount. The total rose to $27,936 from which a player from China took home $3,896.32.
A big score was made by a player from Finland next in event no. 23, which again has a prize pool much larger than the guaranteed amount. The event has 29,538 players and the prize pool rose to $185,963.05.
For the UK, the big win in the festival came with event no. 27 where CBabycee won over an Australian player. The win was almost $10,000, which the winner single handedly took home.