The most talked about events centered around PokerStars lately have come from disgruntled regulars who have been voicing their displeasure over the likes of rake increases and Spin & Go offerings that are destined to put a hurt on their profitability.
But nary a gripe can be heard from recreational players who will now be too busy focusing their attention on PokerStars MicroMillions 9 that begins Nov. 6 and runs through Nov. 16. A total of 100 events are on the schedule with $5 million in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.
Players can buy-in for as low as $0.11 and the vast majority of tournaments in MicroMillions 9 feature entry fees well under $10. And for players who still find the MicroMillions entry fees higher than their liking, satellites are running that will put winners in a seat at the tables for a fraction of the buy-in.
Dash for the Bubble
Those tournament players who feel heightened anxiety when the bubble approaches can take solace in a new variant known as “Bubble Dash” that will allow players to finish in the money somewhat faster. Bubble Dash events call for early levels to move at a quicker pace than later levels.
Player favorites such as knockouts, Turbos and Zoom Poker tournaments can be found throughout the 100-event action. Player of the Series prizes also await MicroMillions participants who manage to climb the leaderboard.
Headlining MicroMillions 9 is the Main Event scheduled for Sunday, November 16. The buy-in is only $22 and offers a guaranteed $1 million prize pool. The Main Event is a can’t miss affair, evidenced by the 57,885 players who agreed and competed in the MicroMillions 8 Main Event in July.
Event #1 in the Books
The opening event of MicroMillions 9 has already concluded with ‘vitel1818’ coming out on top to claim $2,189 in prize money. Not bad for a buy-in of $0.11 (11 cents) with re-buys. The total prize pool reached $31,847.70 from 57,057 entries, shattering the $20,000 guarantee.
You can bet that a good portion of the remaining 99 events will also see the prize pools go well beyond the listed guarantees. The festival has been a hit at PokerStars since the inaugural MicroMillions was hosted in March 2012.