MicroMillions III Day 1 review: Horecki's 46 buy-ins
Team PokerStars Pro Marcin 'Goral' Horecki isn't usually known as a reckless or cavalier player. There's usually balance, a calm and methodical approach to the game, an understanding of position and what he may be up against both pre- and post-flop. That Horecki was nowhere to be seen in the opening tournament of the MicroMillions yesterday. Horecki bought in 46 times and, of course, took a rebuy, too.
Horecki's pursuit of a stack was nothing if not relentless. And, yes, that outlay may have only totalled $4.71 but in a 30 minute rebuy period that's an incredible rate of reloads. Forget about VPIP%, his all-in stats must have been somewhere around 95% up until the add-ons. The shove and re-shove fest was certainly more fun to watch than this year's WSOP Main Event final table.
Horecki did make the money but, unsurprisingly, he did not finish high enough to get his buy-ins back; 2,017th of 53,870 entries netted Horecki a $2.23 pay day. That's the beauty of the MicroMillions. The players used to playing, ahem, a little higher will often play like madmen and try to spin up a big stack or bust trying to do so. This gives the true micro players a great chance to get their chips in good. As can be seen in the reports below, many players did and got a nice slice of the $650,084.66 that has so far been paid out.
Events played: 6
Total MicroMillions III prize pool: $650,084.66
Event #1: poker izrod8 plows through Event 1 ($0.11+R NLHE), wins $1,761.22
Event #2: AAligator33 feasts on Event #2 field ($1+R NLHE, 3x-Turbo), banks $17,952.06
Event #3: Devil_DuckDK scorches field and wins Event #3 $3.30 NL 6-Max, scores $11,580.93
Event #4: Easy as ABC for ADP1985 in Event #4 ($3.30+R NLHE), takes $14,096.69
Event #5: MUFC9999 wins Event #5 $3.30 NL Hold'em
Event #6: Alfons777999 presses to victory in Event #6 ($2.20 2X-Turbo Rebuy), collects $7,371.32
You can click through to find all our MicroMillions coverage. We'll be reporting on all 100 events, the schedule of which can be found by clicking through to the MicroMillions website. Events are running around the clock, as are cash and FPP satellites.
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.