MicroMillions III Day 5 review: Seven-way chops as we approach $3.5m paid out

The MicroMillions provides something that other poker series simply don't. Top quality tournaments where you can spin a small buy-in into thousands of dollars? Well, yes, but that's not the point in this case. A seven-way chop, that's what. Not only that, but a seven-way chop that pays the seventh-place finisher the largest slice of the pie. How does that even happen? Check out the report for some great sledging, too.

As we approach the halfway point of the MicroMillions III it's the Eastern European players that are the ones to beat with Russian micro-grinders the most successful so far. Russia has the most bracelets (five), the most cashes (10,051) and.... well, the most of everything. You can take a look at all those statistics yourself at the MicroMillions micro-site.

MicroMillions III leader board
1. Alfons777999 (Russia) 150
2= Artur Lesley (Russia) 140
2= DAS8686 (Russia) 140
2= IGieeR (Poland)140
2= Sladjan 68 (Serbia)140

1st: Champion's trophy, 2013 PCA Package
2013 TCOOP Main Event $700 Ticket
11th-100th: 2013 TCOOP $109 Ticket


A two-man leader board was being played out over the weekend between PokerStars Team Online's Grzegorz 'DaWarsaw' Mikielewicz and Richard 'Tzen1' Veenman. The two online grinders clashed over a 'PA-for-a-day' challenge which ultimately saw Tzen1 triumph. You can check Tzen1's blog about it here.

Events played: 43
Total MicroMillions III prize pool: $3,494,164.81

MicroMillions reports
Event #1: poker izrod8 plows through Event 1 ($0.11+R NLHE)
Event #2: AAligator33 feasts on Event #2 field ($1+R NLHE, 3x-Turbo)
Event #3: Devil_DuckDK scorches field and wins Event #3 $3.30 NL 6-Max
Event #4: Easy as ABC for ADP1985 in Event #4 ($3.30+R NLHE)
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)
Event #7: magpie1985 flies away with victory in Event 7 ($5.50 NLHE)
Event #8: Barthold09 bowls over Event 8 ($4.40 NLHE, 2X Chance)
Event #9: All's well that ends well for fgromwell in Event 9 ($8.80 PLO)
Event #10: akarrin carries the day in Event #10 ($1+R NLHE 3x-turbo)
Event #11: Not sad at all, Sladjan 68 wins Event #11 ($11 6-Max NLHE)
Event #12: sevewolf mauls field in Event #12 Big Antes
Event #13: Gorda877 grabs Event 13 title ($3.30 Stud)
Event #14: Diogo37 goes all the way in Event #14 ($3.30+R NLHE)
Event #15: Artur Lesley wins Event #15 ($5.50 FLHE Turbo)
Event #16: Event #16 is all righty for alwidy ($2.20 NLHE)
Event #17: The kost65 of victory in Event 17 ($3.30 Badugi)
Event #18: We see what Cdeeznut$ did there in Event 18 ($3.30 NLHE Turbo)
Event #19: 2g00t4ubarn burns through Event #19 ($4.40 NLHE 4-max.)
Event #20: R.I.PERRA celebrates win in Event 20 ($2.22+R NLHE Turbo Saturday Splash)
Event #21: js'barsq brings home a win in Event #21 ($3.30 PLO 6-Max, Turbo)
Event #22: DA! DAS8686 takes down Event #22 ($11 NLHE SuperKnockout)
Event #23: Polenda vaults to victory in Event #23 $1R Turbo
Event #24: suren180376 surefire victory in Event #24 $2.20 NL
Event #25: Sweet win for sweetlips6 in Event #25 ($3.30 NLHE Ante Up)
Event #26: yayo8422 closes out the Russians in Event 26
Event #27: lammas111 survives rebuy turbo madness in Event #27 ($1+R NLHE 3xTurbo)
Event #28: BarCode54 scans a win in Event 28 ($5.50 NLHE, 6-max)
Event #29: Chipgrabber0 grabs 767m chips, wins Event #29 ($1+R NLHE 3x-turbo)
Event #30: AzartOleg aces Event 30 ($3.30 NLHE HU Turbo)
Event #31: nico11111111 nabs top honors in Event 31 ($3.30 Stud H/L)
Event #32: pabritz powers to Event #32 win, $32K-plus ($11 NLHE)
Event #33: boone79s wins Event #33 ($2.20+R NLHE 2x-Turbo)
Event #34: He is I AM PPFANA and winner of Event #34 6-Max Turbo Shootout
Event #35: JokerTilt has the last laugh in Event #35 ($5.50 NLHE 1R1A)
Event #36: xkarlovicx wins Event #36, $11 NL Hold'em, the hard way
Event #37: IwentworthI is worth a win in Event 37 ($3.30 PLO, 6-Max, 2R1A)
Event #38: Malta's MarsaskalAS wins Event #38 ($5.50 NLHE)
Event #39: Wantux wants it most in Event 39 ($3.30 Eight-Game)
Event #40: Gargamelish grabs gold in Event 40 ($5.50 NLHE 6-Max Turbo KO)
Event #41: Raistj tenaciously triumphs in triple turbo Event #41
Event #42: dr.g.lecktor silences Event #42 field ($5.50 NLHE)
Event #43: D PitcherAK strikes victory in Event #43 ($3.30 NLHE 6-Max)

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Rick Dacey
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