MicroMillions 4: Prize pools soaring after first weekend

As MicroMillions 4 tore into the St. Patrick's Day weekend, we started taking a look at the prize pools and comparing them to MicroMillions 3. The difference was, in a word, stark.

The number crunchers at the PokerStars home office report we've seen 694,565 entries so far this series compared to 574,573 at this point during the last running of the MicroMillions. As you might expect, the prize pools are up, too--$3,553,443 as compared to $3,109,400, up more than 14% so far.

Not only are we seeing more people play and win more money, we're seeing some huge returns on investment. The winner of MicroMillions 12, Brad52286, got into the event for 55 Frequent Player Points and won more than $8,000.

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Brad52286 on his way to a gigantic ROI

Here's a quick recap of the first six events. To read about any of the final tables from the weekend, check out any of the links below for our final table wrap-ups.

MicroMillions-7: $5.50 NL Hold'em
Entries: 8,673
Prize pool: $43,365
Winner: tseries91 (Portugal) - $5,655.32*
* adjusted for three-way deal

MicroMillions-8: $4.40 NL Hold'em (2x Chance)
Entries: 11,951 (5,648 rebuys)
Prize pool: $70,396
Winner: MILANARAS84 (Greece) - $9,799.91

MicroMillions-9: $8.80 PL Omaha
Entries: 4,663
Prize pool: $37,304
Winner: virgo_49 (Denmark) - $3,245.11*
* adjusted for five-way deal

MicroMillions-10: $1+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo)
Entries: 25,335 (115,528 rebuys, 13,117 add-ons)
Prize pool: $140,121.80
Winner: voenniy3 (Russia) - $11,645.21*
* adjusted for three-way deal

MicroMillions-11: $11 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Entries: 18,819
Prize pool: $188,190
Winner: poligraf86 (Poland) - $16,065.08*
* adjusted for three-way deal

MicroMillions-12: $3.30 NL Hold'em (Big Antes)
Entries: 32,109
Prize pool: $96,327
Winner: Brad52286 (Australia) - $8,198.25*
* adjusted for three-way deal

MicroMillions-13: $3.30 Stud
Entries: 6,922
Prize pool: $20,766
Winner: 2602199015 (Russia) - $2,818.90*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-14: $3.30+R NL Hold'em
Entries: 11,804 (11,804 rebuys, 8,056 add-ons)
Prize pool: $109,569
Winner: OxECara (Germany) - $14,705.53*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-15: $5.50 FL Hold'em (Turbo)
Entries: 3,155
Prize pool: $15,775
Winner: Knockout187 (Germany) - $2,269.88*
* adjusted for two -way deal

MicroMillions-16: $2.20 NL Hold'em
Entries: 13,395
Prize pool: $26,790
Winner: fragunit112 (Finland) - $3,597.72

MicroMillions-17: $3.30 FL Badugi
Entries: 2,821
Prize pool: $8,463
Winner: Moonchik85 (Russia) - $1,440.31

MicroMillions-18: $3.30 NL Hold'em (Turbo)
Entries: 15,981
Prize pool: $47,943
Winner: luzern88 (Switzerland) - $5,293.80*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-19: $4.40 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
Entries: 16,888
Prize pool: $67,552
Cashes: 2,400
Winner: WavePervik (Russia) - $5,875.78

MicroMillions-20: $2.22+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo)
Entries: 23,488 (90,211 rebuys, 11,728 add-ons)
Prize pool: $253,362.54
Winner: ari0nn (Greece) - $24,710.01*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-21: $3.30 PL Omaha (6-Max, Turbo)
Entries: 8,721
Prize pool: $26,163
Winner: douglinhas73 (Brazil) - $3,929.87

MicroMillions-22: $11 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout)
Entries: 30,674
Regular prize pool: $161,038.50
Bounty prize pool: $161,038.50
Winner: Triball22 (Czech Republic) - $14,025.92*
* adjusted for three-way deal

MicroMillions-23: $1+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo)
Entries: 37,173 (186,594 rebuys, 20,008 add-ons)
Prize pool: $221,835.25
Winner: Marin-oki (Russia) - $12,107.69*
* adjusted for five-way deal

MicroMillions-24: $2.20 NL Hold'em
Entries: 17,657
Prize pool: $35,314
Winner: CEPO}|{A (Russia) - $4,140.53

MicroMillions-25: $3.30 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)
Entries: 6,968
Prize pool: $20,904
Winner: priner11 (Canada) - $3,184.01

MicroMillions-26: $2.20+R NL Hold'em (6-Max, 2R1A)
Entries: 9,673 {12,808 rebuys, 3,254 add-ons)
Prize pool: $51,470
Winner: firemandave9 (Australia) - $5,433.52

MicroMillions-27: $1+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo)
Entries: 17,116 (77,970 rebuys, 8,789 add-ons)
Prize pool: $94,526.25
Winner: GRIGYAN (Russia) - $11,067.82

MicroMillions-28: $5.50 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Entries: 15,256
Prize pool: $76,280
Winner: SVmen7 (Ukraine) - $4,072.02*
* adjusted for six-way deal

MicroMillions-29: $3.30 NL Hold'em (Zoom, Turbo)
Entries: 27,752
Prize pool: $83,256
Winner: LifeTS (Estonia) - $7,483.54*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-30: $3.30 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, Turbo)
Entries: 16,384
Prize pool: $49,152
Winner: jamni (Slovenia) - $3,189.47*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-31: $11 NL Hold'em (Sunday Storm Special)
Entries: 46,386
Prize pool: $463,860
Cashes: 5,967
Winner: BelaLany (Germany) - $37,020.78*
* adjusted for three-way deal

MicroMillions-32: $3.30 Stud Hi/Lo
Entries: 6,623
$19,869
Winner: DaWal (UK) - $2,676.07*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions-33: $2.20+R NL Hold'em (2x-Turbo)
Entries: 22,372 (63,411 rebuys, 13,546 add-ons)
Prize pool: $198,658
Winner: Rotbert83 (Germany) - $19,882.18

MicroMillions-34: $5.50 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Turbo, Shootout)
Entries: 7,776
Prize pool: $38,880
Winner: Vitana (Czech Republic) - $3,300*
* adjusted for six-way deal

MicroMillions-35: $5.50+R NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Entries: 4,464
Prize pool: $45,035
Winner: nobre13 (Portugal) - $6,755.92*
* adjusted for two-way deal

MicroMillions 4 continues today with these events. Good luck.

  • 03:00 -- $11 NL Hold'em -- $25,000 guaranteed
  • 05:00 -- $3.30+R PL Omaha (6-Max,2R1A) -- $10,000 guaranteed
  • 07:00 -- $5.50 NL Hold'em -- $25,000 guaranteed
  • 09:30 -- $3.30 8-Game -- $5,000 guaranteed
  • 12:00 -- $5.50 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Turbo, Knockout) -- $30,000 guaranteed
  • 14:00 -- $1+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo) -- $100,000 guaranteed
  • 16:30 -- $5.50 NL Hold'em -- $50,000 guaranteed
  • 19:30 -- $3.30 NL Hold'em (6-Max) -- $30,000 guaranteed
  • 23:00 -- $11 NL Hold'em -- $25,000 guaranteed
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