Marcin Horecki snags MicroMillions Player of Series

micromillions-thumb-blog.pngI can imagine the scene inside the Abacus Bunker at PokerStars HQ. A frustrated employee stands in front of Abacus Prime counting the colored balls over and over again.

"This can't be right!" he exclaims. "No one will believe us!"

But again and again, the numbers come out the same. There is no denying it: Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki has won the first PokerStars MicroMillions Player of the Series.

Indeed, it's true. The man from Poland we normally see entering $10,000 events all over the world has won the MicroMillions leaderboard and its prize: a full package to the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

It was not without some insane effort. Horecki played 89 of the 100 events. He cashed 34 times, the most of anybody in the entire series. Though he never placed higher than 58th in any of the tournaments, he earned enough points through sheer grinding to win the leaderboard by ten points over Spain's GMalex89 (you'll find a list of the top 100 players at the bottom of this post).

"I hope to find the same commitment and motivation during SCOOP in May," Horecki said.

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Marcin Horecki, MicroMillions Player of the Series

Stay tuned, as tomorrow Horecki will publish full details of how he did it. For now, we're left with the raw numbers that tell the story grit by grit and grain by grain.

Marcin's MicroMillions Method

  • 5,578th place: MM-01: $0.11+R NL Hold'em
  • 744th place: MM-06: $4.40 NL Hold'em
  • 872nd place: MM-16: $2.20 NL Hold'em
  • 665th place: MM-20: $8.80+R NL Hold'em
  • 207th place: MM-23: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 168th place: MM-30: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 321st place: MM-31: $5.50 HORSE
  • 1,074th place: MM-34: $5.50 NL Hold'em
  • 658th place: MM-35: $2.20 NL Hold'em
  • 777th place: MM-39: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 1,063rd place: MM-40: $2.20 NL Hold'em
  • 531st place: MM-42: $5.50 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 371st place: MM-45: $3.30 NL Hold'em
  • 1,625th place: MM-46: $1+R NL Hold'em
  • 608th place: MM-47: $5.50 NL Hold'em
  • 58th place: MM-48: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 1,024th place: MM-57: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 549th place: MM-60: $1+R PL Omaha
  • 464th place: MM-61: $4.40 NL Hold'em
  • 762nd place: MM-66: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 244th place: MM-69: $3.30 Triple Stud
  • 433rd place: MM-71: $2.20+R NL Hold'em
  • 93rd place: MM-73: $5.50+R NL Single Draw 2-7
  • 156th place: MM-74: $1+R NL Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 582nd place: MM-75: $8.80 NL Hold'em
  • 772nd place: MM-77: $11 NL Hold'em
  • 138th place: MM-79: $5.50 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 161st place: MM-82: $4.40 PL Omaha
  • 1,478th place: MM-86: $2.22+R NL Hold'em
  • 646th place: MM-87: $11 NL Hold'em
  • 3,314th place: MM-96: $1+R NL Hold'em
  • 2,392nd place: MM-98: $22 NL Hold'em Main Event, $150K+ to 1st!
  • 1,251st place: MM-99: $5.50 NL Hold'em
  • 1,240th place: MM-100: $1+R NL Hold'em
  • Horecki was a Polish standout in a series dominated by Russians. More players from that country entered the MicroMillions than any other. At the final count, Russia put up 212,820 entries, a full 70,000 more than the next most-active country, Germany's 142,680 entries.

    As a result, Russia dominated a lot of the big statistics. It earned the most final tables (131), most in-the-money finishes (26,390), most money won ($1,206,261.50), and most events won by a country (23).

    Overall, the MicroMillions put up some amazing numbers. In all, the series awarded $8,139,586.19 in prize money. More than 329,000 unique players put up their cash for what turned out to be 1.2 million tournament buy-ins. Two of those people played in 98 of the 100 events, a feat that requires some respect, to be sure.

    For now, however, our congratulations go out to Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki for winning the MicroMillions Player of the Series. His effort and drive were quite simply unmatched in this series.

    As mentioned before, he will pick up a full prize package to the 2013 PCA. He, however, is not the only one winning prizes for a good finish on the MicroMillions leaderboard. The Top 100 spots will be walking away with more than the tournament purses.

  • 1st place--MicroMillions Player of the Series Trophy and 2013 PCA package
  • 2nd-10th place--2012 SCOOP Main Event (Medium) $1,050 ticket
  • 11th-100th place--2012 SCOOP Main Event (Low) $109 ticket
  • You can find full details, statistics, and results over at the PokerStars MicroMillions web page.

    Congratulations to everyone who did well in the first MicroMillions. We hope to see you for the next one!

    PokerStars MicroMillions Player of the Series Leaderboard

    1. Marcin "Goral" Horecki (Poland) 510
    2. GMalex89 (Spain) 500
    3-4. AleksS69 (Russia) 480
    3-4. RedPh0enix (Russia) 480
    5. ELGRAND4 (Germany) 475
    6-7. Agasajo (Mexico) 460
    6-7. bem777ret (Russia) 460
    8. L.A.COOL(Germany) 430
    9. EDWARDHOPPER (Denmark)425
    10. Nemans (Lithuania) 410
    11. MrsButton (Canada) 400
    12. jon011 (Estonia) 395
    13. Dainiux (Lithuania) 390
    14. serikcs (Spain) 380
    15. LordAgrael (Russia) 375
    16. Mindthis (Canada) 370
    17. jeffybird (Canada) 360
    18-20. BerlofaSP (Brazil) 355
    18-20. CMoosepower (Denmark) 355
    18-20. pokerboy22 (Czech Republic) 355
    21. Pierek87 (Poland) 350
    22-23. bishkek4 (Kyrgyzstan) 340
    22-23. Mickelson3 (Spain) 340
    24. Asmodey08 (Russia) 330
    25. Dart Serg (Russia) 315
    26-30. JeanGrae (Canada) 310
    26-30. Pegasus1950 (Denmark) 310
    26-30. RockStarr21 (Canada) 310
    26-30. sk86 (Russia) 310
    26-30. StuntmenBob (Austria) 310
    31-33. gerdeper (Netherlands) 300
    31-33. harakiri 22 (Germany) 300
    31-33. xbertssmiler (Germany) 300
    34-36. AA TURON AA (Czech Republic) 295
    34-36. chenz0r (Romania) 295
    34-36. WinnerVad (Ukraine) 295
    37-39. #1 Man U fan (Australia) 290
    37-39. 2RICH18 (Denmark) 290
    37-39. Spikefinger (Ukraine) 290
    40-41. duploooo (Belgium) 285
    40-41. JustProSkill (Russia) 285
    42-43. ayhreza (Netherlands) 280
    42-43. DaDomal (Austria) 280
    44-49. elnota83 (Spain) 275
    44-49. iLWiNnRuN (Netherlands) 275
    44-49. kollerPS (Romania) 275
    44-49. madavaster (Poland) 275
    44-49. spice5 (United Kingdom) 275
    44-49. STINKERRR (Canada) 275
    50-52. BeeJall (Canada) 270
    50-52. gmanwicksy (Canada) 270
    50-52. MattyDaCobra (Mexico) 270
    53-57. dhilton12 (Costa Rica) 265
    53-57. hazzy7 (United Kingdom) 265
    53-57. oahi5 (Romania) 265
    53-57. plstrider (United Kingdom) 265
    53-57. zothar9 (Romania) 265
    58-60. Dee Diablo (Canada) 260
    58-60. gaerton (Germany) 260
    58-60. TedSTRETCH (Costa Rica) 260
    61-64. Arseb73 (Poland) 255
    61-64. Bruno GT (Brazil) 255
    61-64. gunmasterhh (Germany) 255
    61-64. romses2004 (Russia) 255
    65-69. AykeT (Netherlands) 250
    65-69. BugsGamble (United Kingdom) 250
    65-69. Next-L3vel (Canada) 250
    65-69. S.FILTH (Ukraine) 250
    65-69. W.I.W.69 (Russia) 250
    70-81. bakievm (Kazakhstan) 245
    70-81. bebito696 (Spain) 245
    70-81. bedmax18 (Ukraine) 245
    70-81. blank seat (Austria) 245
    70-81. dzsinn6 (Hungary) 245
    70-81. H.FresnO (Spain) 245
    70-81. koprik (Turkey) 245
    70-81. Kaila (Canada) 245
    70-81. lllothup (Canada) 245
    70-81. mdv1978 (Russia) 245
    70-81. oeli70 (Germany) 245
    70-81. queenmillion (Romania) 245
    82-85. April Tears (United Kingdom) 240
    82-85. DeStro.B (Germany) 240
    82-85. kirdface (United Kingdom) 240
    82-85. Royalkid7575 (Canada) 240
    86-89. brhhr (Belarus) 235
    86-89. C13Greentumb (Netherlands) 235
    86-89. Drakon-21 (Russia) 235
    86-89. FLEXTHRON (Austria) 235
    90-95. Analyser2 (Hungary) 230
    90-95. Cezar6666 (Poland) 230
    90-95. Com. Tomson (Germany) 230
    90-95. EYeGNIEEsLLa (Colombia) 230
    90-95. Mr-Slick82 (United Kingdom) 230
    90-95. ricardolago (Brazil) 230
    96-102. aeronautix (Germany) 225
    96-102. Beckersen81 (Germany) 225
    96-102. FouTight (Canada) 225
    96-102. KinderS1990 (Russia) 225
    96-102. Mrs.Wendy (Czech Republic) 225
    96-102. sergiuo (Romania) 225
    96-102. zhukvlad (Canada) 225

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in MicroMillions