MicroMillions kicks of world's biggest little tournament series

When it began a few years back, the MicroMillions series could have been forgiven for having a complex. I mean, who wants to go around all these big COOPs with the word "Micro" in your name?

But now, the MicroMillions series is in its tenth running, and the only thing micro about it are its buy-ins.

The series kicked off yesterday afternoon, and after its first six events, it had already paid out nearly half a million dollars. Meanwhile, it had buy-ins as low as 11 cents. The biggest buy-in yesterday was a whopping $11. How did the prize pools get so big?

Volume, folks. Volume. The first events drew tens of thousands of entries, all of them shooting to turn their spare change into a workable bankroll. They are just getting started. In all, MicroMillions will host a 100 events over the next nine days. You can find a full schedule here.

Want to see how the first events finished up? We have all the winners and payout info below.

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MicroMillions-001: $0.11+R NL Hold'em [Hyper-Active], $20K Gtd 
Entries: 61,232
Prize pool: $28,422.50
Places paid: 7,983


1. olofmeister (Estonia)  $1,777.69*
2. torpe69 (Hungary)  $1,374.09*
3. Colonvo (Chile)  $851.85
4. sportigy (Bulgaria)  $679.49
5. moremoney35 (Belarus)  $509.40
6. lassebassen (Norway)  $339.88
7. rondem18 (Ireland)  $236.35
8. 11Alexandr11 (Russian Federation)  $160.70
9. futik321 (Russian Federation)  $95.28

*Reflects 2-way deal


MicroMillions-002: $11 NL Hold'em, $150K Gtd 
Entries: 19,271
Prize pool: $192,710
Places paid: 2,475

1. Matyioo (Hungary)  $20,797.52
2. maryjane786 (Brazil)  $16,380.35
3. ratte499 (Switzerland)  $12,526.15
4. Gonnaw1n (United Kingdom)  $8,671.95
5. ScarFaceN°1 (Belgium)  $6,744.85
6. sven219 (Russian Federation)  $4,817.75
7. Blossje (Belgium)  $2,890.65
8. bozgor13 (Romania)  $1,734.39
9. katiestarace (United Kingdom)  $1,156.26


MicroMillions-003: $3.30 NL Hold'em [6-Max], $50K Gtd 
Entries: 27,405
Prize pool: $82,215
Places paid: 3,600

1. Spriwell (Brazil)  $3,800.00*
2. lobor3yy (Russian Federation)  $6,209.18*
3. kellkovski (Luxembourg)  $6,012.88*
4. keg2013 (Russian Federation)  $3,835.04*
5. fdmestra (Brazil)  $4,121.56*
6. madroo75 (Hungary)  $845.17

*Reflects 5-way deal

MicroMillions-004: $5.50 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Zoom], $75K Gtd 
Entries: 17,164
Prize pool: $85,820
Places paid: 2,250

1. luismi1912 (Honduras)  $10,047.16
2. PoluKalos (Greece)  $7,294.70
3. VinitoPinito (Peru)  $5,578.30
4. GABEGILL279 (Canada)  $3,861.90
5. rastislav007 (Slovak Republic)  $3,003.70
6. eliorak (Israel)  $2,145.50
7. Fu93Kru (Serbia)  $1,458.94
8. genna671 (Russian Federation)  $772.38
9. fadejs (Latvia)  $514.92


MicroMillions-005: $3.30 NL Hold'em, $25K Gtd 
Entries: 12,758
Prize pool: $38,274
Places paid: 1,620

1. jumbo tree (Japan)  $5,232.65
2. nutshammer (Romania)  $3,693.44
3. Nido Remon (Ukraine)  $2,679.18
4. s_maker6 (Greece)  $1,913.70
5. kassy305 (Japan)  $1,530.96
6. SIMONEYESHER (Canada)  $1,148.22
7. lion2828 (Ukraine)  $765.48
8. PowerAcess? (Brazil)  $382.74
9. zullanh (Dominican Republic)  $239.21


MicroMillions-006: $2.20+R NL Hold'em [Turbo], $25K Gtd 
Entries: 6,500
Prize pool: $38,230
Places paid: 855

1. jbkhands (Australia)  $4,392.79*
2. toplicans (Serbia)  $4,050.62*
3. birddy420 (Canada)  $4,979.52*
4. Bizzy06bone (Germany)  $2,146.61
5. schayan13 (Germany)  $1,605.66
6. Riqueiras (Brazil)  $1,223.36
7. VeraLaVera (Czech Republic)  $841.06
8. miturne0 (Canada)  $477.87
9. OnlyyLuck (Ukraine)  $298.19

*Reflects 3-way deal


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Brad Willis
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