MicroMillions starts today!
Christmas really has come early.* The MicroMillions III begins today making a 2012 trilogy of low stakes, big field festivals that sport some enormous prizes up top. The first event, a rip-roaring get-it-in-and-build-a-stack re-buy has the heady buy-in price of $0.11 attached to it. That's right, just 11c a bullet. Last year's winner cittadipace walked away with $7,332.37, a genuinely explosive ROI score. More than 34,400 players are signed up with three-and-a-half hours to go. It's going to be a big one.
*Not literally, the PokerStars Blog doesn't have quite have that power. Yet.
The MicroMillions III lays before you with 100 tournaments loading up 11 days of great micro tournament grinding. Any time, night or day, that you fancy jumping into the action you'll find a micro-stakes tournament with a four-, five- or even six-figure first prize ready for the taking. Today it's all No-Limit Hold 'em but over the festival you'll get the chance to play all kinds of poker flavours; Badugi, Pot-Limit Omaha, Draw, Stud, 8-Game.... You name it, it's in there. And we'll be covering every final table, all 100 of them, here at the PokerStars Blog.
Today's tournaments (all times ET)
10:00 - MicroMillions-001: $0.11+R NL Hold'em (Hyper-Active, $10K Gtd)
11:30 - MicroMillions-002: $1+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo, $150K Gtd)
13:00 - MicroMillions-003: $3.30 NL Hold'em (6-Max, $75K Gtd)
15:30 - MicroMillions-004: $3.30+R NL Hold'em (Action Hour, $75K Gtd)
18:30 - MicroMillions-005: $3.30 NL Hold'em ($25K Gtd)
22:00 - MicroMillions-006: $2.20+R NL Hold'em (2x-Turbo, $20K Gtd)
You can find all the MicroMillions events by clicking on the 'Events' >> 'MicroMillions' tabs in the PokerStars lobby. Click through to the MicroMillions website to see a full schedule of events or to see details about the MicroMillions leader board where a $16,000 PCA package sits up top. Prizes await for the top 100 players of the series.
We'll also be publishing a wrap of each day's action which we'll be tweeting a link to on the @PokerStarsBlog Twitter account using the #MicroMillions hashtag. Follow the Blog and keep an eye out for #MicroMillions updates.
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.