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MicroMillions 9 Kicks Off at PokerStars

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.




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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.