MicroMillions 6 offers mega poker opportunities
It can be easy to believe that a small bankroll means fewer opportunities for a poker player. PokerStars does its best to disprove that notion with satellites and qualifiers, and nothing has done more for micro-stakes players than the MicroMillions online poker tournament series.
When it began in early 2012, MicroMillions changed the world of poker tournaments, as it offered a massive schedule of 100 events with serious guarantees and even bigger prize pools.
November 2013 offers the sixth running of the MicroMillions series, and there will be $5 million guarantees alone across the 100 tournaments. With events ranging from $.11 to $22, there will be something for every player from November 14-24.
Let's take Event 1 as an example. It is a $.11 NLHE tournament with rebuys and a hyper-active structure of six-minute levels. And there is a $15K guarantee, so the winner is guaranteed at least $1,500 for an $.011 investment. But even better, there are satellites running around the clock for as little as one Frequent Player Point. Needless to say, there are already more than 20,000 players registered for the event, and it seems rather likely that the guarantee will be smashed to bits.
MicroMillions 5 started with the exact same tournament, and look at the results:
That is just one example of how popular MicroMillions tournaments can be.
Want a regular NLHE without the accelerated structure? The first day of action offers Event 5, a $3.30 NLHE 6-Max tournament with a $25K guarantee. First place will receive more than $5K, and satellites start as low as 40 FPPs or $.011.
And let's not forget about the Main Event, which will be Event 98 on the schedule, a $22 NLHE with $1 million set as the guarantee and $150K guaranteed to first place. For $22! And satellites are already running for as little as $.55!
The greatest thing about this series is that it works for players of all bankrolls and professions. Those women who don't play on a full-time basis, who are constantly juggling poker with other jobs and responsibilities, can still get in on the action by playing any of the many turbo tournaments. And some of the events offer to prizes that can literally change a person's life.
It's also important to remember that the winner of the MicroMillions Leader Board, with the most points for the series in its entirety, will win the Player of the Series award, which consist of free Sunday Million tickets (worth $215 each) for six months!
Also, ladies, let us know how you're doing! Don't hold in your excitement! Tell us when you cash or final table the MicroMillions events at @PokerStarsWomen on Twitter so we can celebrate with you!
Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.