MicroMillions opens with half-million in prize money

They call it the MicroMillions, which I suppose is fair. The buy-ins are tiny, after all. The first event costs less than it costs to send a postcard.

Still, when I added up the prize pools from the first five events, my abacus turned out a number bigger than $500,000. Come on! That's not Micro at all, PokerStars.

If you'd like to get involved, this weekend is going to get even bigger. There are dozens of events in the next three days with hundreds of thousands of guaranteed money. Click here to see the full MicroMillions schedule.

Look below for all the results from the opening day. You can click on any of the headline links to read the final table wrap-ups from any of the events.

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MicroMillions-001: $0.11+R No-Limit Hold'em [Hyper Active]
Entrants: 64,747 (251,061 re-buys, 24,075 add-ons)
Prize pool: $33,988.30
Places paid: 8,442

1. Palsgaard1 (Denmark) $2,168.47
2. GUSEN373 (Russia) $1,509.08
3. beys95 (Bulgaria) $985.66
4. Grishanea (Moldova) $786.48
5. texnology13 (Russia) $589.69
6. JakeF2001 (United Kingdom) $393.24
7. gbsk1980 (Ireland) $273.26
8. MichaPu1982* (Germany) $185.91
9. letan86 (Russia) $110.46


MicroMillions-002: $11 NL Hold'em
Entrants: 23,228
Prize pool: $232,280
Places paid: 3,150

1. trzcinek (Poland) $19,570.67*
2. Hvam.L.E.A.S (Denmark) $13,580.94*
3. DoNk3y F3sT (United Kingdom) $14,798.28*
4. Se7enth Seal (Estonia) $13,460,68*
5. Mr druqs (Portugal) $6,968.40
6. LOCHE11 (Uruguay) $4,645.60
7. dieguinhoo21 (Brazil) $3,263.53
8. M. Paeta (Portugal) $2,090.52
9. 37Diman37 (Russia) $1,393.68
* - denotes four-way deal


MicroMillions 8: Event #3, $3.30 NL Hold'em [6-max]
Entrants: 31,155
Prize pool: $93,465
Places paid: 3,900

1st place: arkntoz (Colombia) $10,091.19
2nd place: Pumakralle (Germany) $7,259.42
3rd place: Mernski (United Kingdom) $4,899.43
4th place: DenissTy3 (Latvia) $2,548.79
5th place: buberilios (Portugal) $1,463.66
6th place: sashaluna512 (Ukraine) $927.17


MicroMillions-004: $5.50 No-Limit Hold'em (Turbo, Zoom)
Entrants: 20,619

Prize pool: $103,095.00
Places paid: 2,700

1. maxliveser (Russia) $10,324.82
2. RoyalJoss12 (Estonia) $8,233.16
3. ilav212 (Lithuania) $6,185.70
4. Romanych51 (Russia) $4,639.27
5. janizv (Slovenia) $3,608.32
6. 123456987cac (Brazil) $2,577.37
7. Frontchecker (Germany) $1,546.42
8. tociu00 (Poland) $927.85
9. Evil_Luci (Germany) $618.57


MicroMillions-005: $3.30 No-Limit Holdem
Entrants: 14,620
Prize pool: $43,860.00
Places paid: 2,025

1. andruta09 (Romania) $4,724.18*
2. superaffeee (Germany) $4,596.73*
3. breccmo (Canada) $2,938.62
4. CA.Belli18 (Brazil) $2,061.42
5. justtraptu (China) $1,622.82
6. Golden8Nuts (Ukraine) $1,184.22
7. smudge2u (Canada) $767.55
8. AlexiLuck (Malaysia) $394.74
9. gandiatocha (Portugal) $263.16

* denotes heads-up chip chop deal


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Brad Willis
@BradWillis in MicroMillions