MicroMillions kicks off with first Zoom tournament

As one player said on Twitter yesterday..."Well, that escalated quickly."

No kidding.

MicroMillions 4--the fourth running of the big-money small-buy-in festival--kicked off yesterday with more than 75,000 entries and more than 330,000 rebuys in the first event.

Yes, the first event.

Before the end of the day, the series had paid out more than $680,000 in prize money and hosted its very first Zoom Poker tournament.


MicroMillions' first Zoom Poker tournament final table

Here's a rundown of Thursday's events (click the links to read the full final table reports).

MicroMillions-1: $0.11+R NL Hold'em
Entries: 75,328 (331,277 rebuys, 28,444 add-ons)
Prize pool: $43,504.90
Winner: Zoultanberg (Russia) - $2,448.18

MicroMillions-2: $1+R NL Hold'em
Entries: 49,977 (197,909 rebuys, 23,388 add-ons)
Prize pool: $246,859.34
Winner: Swarm255 (Germany) - $18,537.03

MicroMillions-3: $3.30 NL Hold'em (6-max)
Entries: 41,496
Prize pool: $124,488
Winner: Leadankoning (South Africa) - $10,986.73

MicroMillions-4: $5.50 NL Hold'em (Zoom, Turbo)
Entries: 29,792
Prize pool: $148,960
Winner: yana-11k (Ukraine) - $10,007.60*
* adjusted for four-way deal

MicroMillions-5: $3.30 NL Hold'em
Entries: 18,459
Prize pool: $55,377
Winner: botaro666 (Argentina) - $5,984.99

MicroMillions-6: $2.20+R NL Hold'em (2x-Turbo)
Entries: 8,514 (18,142 rebuys, 3,869 add-ons)
Prize pool: $61,050
Winner: TODDY1947 (Argentina) - $9,161.55

The action continues today the following events:

MicroMillons 4: Friday, May 15

  • 03:00--$5.50 NL Hold'em--$20,000 guaranteed
  • 05:00--$4.40 NL Hold'em (2x Chance)--$25,000 guaranteed
  • 07:00--$8.80 PL Omaha--$20,000 guaranteed
  • 09:30--$1+R NL Hold'em (3x-Turbo0--$50,000 guaranteed
  • 12:00--$11 NL Hold'em (6-Max)--$75,000 guaranteed
  • 14:00--$3.30 NL Hold'em (Big Antes)--$40,000 guaranteed
  • 16:30--$3.30 Stud--$10,000 guaranteed
  • 19:30--$3.30+R NL Hold'em--$50,000 guaranteed
  • 23:00--$5.50 FL Hold'em (Turbo)--$10,000 guaranteed
  • There's a long way to go, but if you want to compete for MicroMillions 4 the Player of the Series, you need to start today.

    Good luck!

    Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in MicroMillions