PokerStars has released the schedule of its newest MicroMillions series that will run from July 16 through 29 and feature 121 events. The low buy-ins and huge prize pools make the festival a must play for tournament poker players of every skill level, from rookies on up to established grinders.
The buy-ins start as low as 11 cents ($0.11) and go as high as $22 for the featured Main Event that’s set for July 29. A $1,000,000 prize pool and at least $100,000 to the winner is guaranteed for the Main Event that kicks off at 13:00 ET.
Random Ticket Drops Worth Over $50,000
An added bonus for MicroMillions players will be random ticket drops that will dole out more than $50K in MicroMillions tourney tickets. While players may never know when the ticket drops are coming, they should know that the more tournaments entered, the better your chance of being the recipient of one or more of those free tickets.
As if over $50,000 in free tournament tickets wasn’t enough, PokerStars has made the deal event sweeter. Two Platinum Passes each worth $30,000 to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship set for next January in the Bahamas will also go to a pair of lucky winners.
It’s Easy to Qualify for the Platinum Pass Giveaway
The PSPC is already drawing considerable attention even though it’s still six months away. The tournament is being billed as the biggest $25,000 buy-in event ever held. A Platinum Pass includes the entry fee, lodging at the splendid Atlantis Resort, and travel expenses.
To win a coveted Platinum Pass, players need only to opt-in and play in at least five MicroMillions tournaments throughout the 14-day festival. Fulfilling that requirement wins a free entry into an All-in Shootout scheduled for Tuesday July 31. The top two finishers will each be awarded a Platinum Pass and can begin making plans to enjoy the sunny Bahamas in January 2019.
This marks the 14th running of MicroMillions, a veritable bonanza for low stakes players to take a shot at big prize money. MicroMillions 14 kicks off in a little over a week and features four events on the festival’s first day.
To date, millions of dollars have landed in the accounts of MicroMillions in the money finishers in the first 13 incarnations of the popular series. Last year’s Main Event was a real hoot, the final five players making a deal that guaranteed each at least $70,000 in prize money, with another $20,000 left over to play for.
Incredible Return on Investment
“ElCheikhh” from the Netherlands was the eventual winner, topping the huge field of 85,090 entries to take home $95,829.86 in prize money. Not bad for a $22 investment. Incidentally, the total prize pool was $1,701,800, with the top 12,365 places paid.
Who will achieve MicroMillions glory and a huge payday this year? It’s certainly worth a shot at such a small buy-in, isn’t it? And don’t forget the other 120 events that offer big guarantees with teeny entry fees such as $1.10, $3.30 and $5.50.