MicroMillions III Day 8 review: Getting ready for the big push

Are you ready for the final weekend of the MicroMillions III? You should be. If you haven't got at least $22 in your account then you might want to revisit the cashier because the amazing, awe-inspiring $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament is coming this Sunday. The winner will turn $22 - even less if they satellite in - into a minimum $150,000 payout. That's a spectacular life-changing score. Last year SoyDelGlobo of Argentina won the lion's share of the money in a heads-up deal with cokars of Columbia. SoyDelGlobo banked an incredible $157,218.68 while the runner-up took $130,711.75. That's two massive scores for small outlays and the same will happen in this Sunday's tournament.

Event #98 starts at 14.30 ET on Sunday and uses an epic structure; 10,000 stack with blinds starting at 10-20 moving up slowly on a 10-minute clock. Late registration is for three hours. And if you're going to play that then perhaps you should take a look at the $10 PCA qualifier which has 10 $16,000 packages guaranteed. That starts at 13.10 ET with a $2.20 1,000 seat guarantee turbo satellite kicking off at 12.40 ET. All of these are worth look for any micro-grinder looking for an unbelievable spin up.

Although individual glory should always been commended you've got to look at the leader board for the real test of skill. It's measured on cash finishes and final tables across all 100 events (of which 71 have so far played out). Team PokerStars Pro Marcin 'Goral' Horecki is currently at the top with 365 points thanks from one win and 23 other cashes. That's a incredible strike record, even more so when you consider that Horecki won the MicroMillions I leader board earlier in the year. The Pole isn't without competition though with Artur Lesley particularly impressive given that they've notched up one win and finished second in another. That's astounding in such deep fields. Check out the full leader board by clicking here. The top 100 places win prizes with the top spot opicking up a trophy and PCA package.


Events played: 71
Total MicroMillions III prize pool: $4,874,594.37

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)
Event #44: ESTRATEGA 18 swaggers to Event #44 $11 NL Hold'em title
Event #45: Powertom_65 wins whirlwind Event #45 Big Game final ($3.30 PNL Hold'em)
Event #46: mattwut1 makes some magic in Event 46 ($11 NLHE, 6-Max, SuperKnockout)
Event #47: xxJamcoxx be jammin' in Event 47 ($1+R NLHE 3x-Turbo)
Event #48: Phillipito scoops Event #48 title ($3.30 PL Omaha Hi/Lo)
Event #49: YordanPetrov Binks Event 49 for Bulgaria ($8.80 HORSE)
Event #50: gjPokerBE does a good job in Event #50 ($4.40, 4-max, 4x Chance)
Event #51: Kareke151 crushes Event #51 ($2.20+R NLHE Ante Up, 2x-Turbo)
Event #52: Exemplary "xxolavurxx" wins Event #52 $5.50 NL
Event #53: kpoker27 antes up the title in Event #53 ($3.30 NLHE 6-Max Ante Up)
Event #54: It's Russia again as Eugene031RUS dominates Event 54 ($5.50 NLHE)
Event #55: dark sta sees the light in Event 55 ($2.20 NLHE)
Event #56: Wednesday win for friday_of_$$ in Event 56 ($5.50 NL Draw)
Event #57: Ned_bg bags Event #57 ($8.80 NLHE 8-max Shootout)
Event #58: gejus glimmers in Event #58 ($2.20+R NLHE Big Antes, 2x-Turbo)
Event #59: fabcunha takes down Event #59 for Brazil ($3.30 NL Omaha Hi/Lo)
Event #60: dev209 develops a win in Event #60 ($8.80 NLHE)
Event #61: §haq_88 in full attack mode and wins Event #61 $1R (3x-Turbo)
Event #62: Team PokerStars Pro Marcin "Goral" Horecki wins Event #62 ($4.40+R PLO 6-Max)
Event #63: ThVioli.7 outlasts the lot to win Event #63 ($5.50 NL Hold'em)
Event #64: jimmyrestant wins for Romania in Event 64 ($3.30 NLHE)
Event #65: #1.RogerF serves up win in Event #65 $4.40 NL (6-max)
Event #66: dropedit tops Event #66, earns $3.6K ($2.20 NLHE)
Event #67: bblacklegend beats re-buy madness in Event #67 ($1+R 3X-Turbo NLHE)
Event #68: Jacpot555 hits the jackpot in Event #68 ($3.30 NLHE 10-Max Shootout)
Event #69: benzi1986 takes Event #69 ($3.30 Triple Stud)
Event #70: From Russia with lovilave in Event #70 ($5.50 NLHE)
Event #71: Arty911 draws a win in Event #71 ($11 NLHE Turbo, SuperKnockout)

All 100 MicroMillions events are being covered by a team of round-the-clock round-the-globe reporters so go ahead and click through to see the coverage. Or if you know what you're looking for just jump directly through the list above.

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Rick Dacey
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