- The popular micro-stakes festival is back with $4.3M in guarantees
- There are 208 low-stakes events to choose from
- The series runs from July 17-31, culminating in the $500K GTD Main Event
PokerStars is bringing back its hugely popular flagship micro-stakes series, “MicroMillions“. The latest edition of the festival, which gets underway on July 17, offers a broader schedule consisting of 208 events, with $4.3 million in total guarantees up for grabs.
MicroMillions is online poker’s largest tournament series designed for micro-stakes players. For a tiny investment, players get a shot at huge prizes, including six-figure guarantees. This year, the action lasts for 15 days until July 31, culminating in the $22 Main Event.
MicroMillions Key Details
Each day, players have at least 12 unique events to choose from, which they can enter for as low as $1.10. There are 27 events featuring the lowest entry fee of $1.10, while 69 events have a buy-in of $3.30. The median buy-in is $5.50 and there are 95 events at this level. Players can also get their teeth into 15 events with $11.00 buy-ins. The remaining two events have a buy-in of $22.00 and $55.00 respectively.
The series will award $20,813 in average prizes and features a wide range of poker game types and formats, such as 8-Game, Razz, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, PLO, PLO 8, 5 Card PLO, and Short Deck Hold’em, with a handful of progressive knockout events also added to the line-up. As usual, the majority of the schedule is made up of Texas Hold’em tournaments.
There are three key events to watch out for in the upcoming series starting with the $11 PLO Main Event which comes with a $35,000 guarantee. There’s also a $55 MicroMillions High Roller which features $200,000 in guaranteed prize money.
What will attract the most attention is the MicroMillions Main Event, a progressive knockout 8-max NLH tournament which will award $500,000 in guaranteed prize pool for a buy-in of only $22. The Main Event guarantee has been cut in half this year (last year, the tournament featured a $1 million guarantee), but it still represents huge value for players considering the very small buy-in.
All three tournaments will take place on the final day of the series, July 31.
What’s more exciting is that PokerStars will be running satellites for the Main Event and the High Roller even though they already have modest entry fees. Those keen on qualifying for these two events for much cheaper should check out the PokerStars lobby for the schedule of the satellites.