MicroMillions III

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MicroMillions Main Event winner Aleksandr 'axel397' Malgin on turning arguments into $140,062

Rick Dacey

On Sunday night 61,072 players entered the MicroMillions Main Event with hopes of turning a modest $22 buy-in into a six-figure score. Some had bought in direct, others had satellited in. In the North-West of Russia, nestled next to where the mouth of Northern Dvina River spills into the White Sea, sits Arkhangelsk. Among its 350,000 residents - little more than five times the number of people that were playing the Main Event - one player, 28-year-old Aleksandr 'axel397' Malgin, had decided to buy-in direct.