MicroMillions History & Highlights

MicroMillions was first played in March 2012, and since that time it has become low-stakes poker’s most prestigious tournament series.

The 121 events scheduled for the 14th edition of MicroMillions guaranteed $3.8M, but once again that figure was blown out of the water as the final total reached $5.2M in awarded prize money. $120,951 of that went to marlin5555 who took down the Main Event outright, with no final table deals – not the first time the Main Event has been won by a player from Canada. The Main Event’s re-entry format attracted a total of 63,817 entries, amassing a prize pool of $1,276,340 in the process – some way beyond the $1M guarantee!

Once again the $1,000,000 guarantee of the $22 Main Event was smashed, with over $1,700,000 in prize money contested by more than 85,000 players. After a five-way deal it was The Netherlands’ ElCheikhh atop the winner’s podium, adding $95,829 to their balance, although all five players involved in the chop banked over $70,000 (including over $99,000 for Greece’s korasidas77). Other winners during the series included Rohlik2 of the Czech Republic, who won $10,322 in the $5.50 Progressive KO event, and Zapodlist from Ukraine, who turned a buy-in of $0.11 into a first prize of $1,465!

The 12th edition of the low-stakes, big payout poker series saw great performances from players in Russia and Brazil, as the two countries topped the leader boards for total money won, number of entrants, tournament cashes and final tables. The $22 Main Event featured no fewer than 65,232 entries, creating a total prize pool of $1,304,640. After a four-way chop it was Finland’s JiiJay who ended up victorious, winning $82,173, with all four players banking over $70,000. MicroMillions 12 also saw a number of players sharing an extra $1,000 for cashing the most days in a row, as part of the ‘Last Man Standing’ competition.

Players from Russia once more made their mark on poker’s most prestigious low-stakes tournament series, dominating the tournament Leader Board, making 138 final table appearances during the festival and collectively winning over $777,000 in prize money. It was a player from Canada, however, who emerged from MicroMillions 11 with the biggest win, as Nolet20 topped a field of 55,524 players to win $89,854.68 in the $22 Main Event. The Player of the Series was once again won by a player from Ukraine, with malikualutsk finishing top of the pile after cashing in no fewer than 43 tournaments, winning free Sunday Million tickets for six months.

The 10th edition of online poker’s richest low-stakes tournament series was once again dominated by players from Russia. Millions of dollars were shared by players from right around the world, but it was Russia who claimed the largest piece of the pie, with over $800,000 in winnings and no less than 25,805 tournament cashes. The $22 Main Event played out in a little over 12 hours, with the eventual winner BgsaPnaples outlasting a field of 59,648 to bank first place prize money of $110,743. The battle for the Player of the Series was won by Ukraine’s PsychoPol, who led for much of the series having played all but one of the tournaments on offer.

$7,391,248 was awarded across 100 MicroMillions 9 events, as thousands of players once again took part in poker’s richest low-stakes tournaments. The biggest prize from the 11-day championship was awarded to Germany’s makarios007, who earned $92,899 in the $1M GTD Main Event (reflecting a three-way deal on the final table). Ukraine’s S.FILTH took down the Player of the Series Leader Board honors, yet despite notable German and Ukrainian success, the series arguably belonged to Russia, whose representatives won 13 separate events and over $800,000.

The eight edition of poker’s richest low-stakes tournament championship delivered more massive fields, huge cashes, and jaw-dropping prize pools. In total, $7,817,621 was awarded across 100 MicroMillions 8 events. In the Main Event alone, 57,886 players created a $1,157,720 prize pool, and it was Hungary’s 69FABIAN69 who bagged $100,668 for the win, following a heads-up deal with RoxyDeluxe. The Player of the Series honors were also hotly contested, with Inyzh pipping Servej to the title, and six months’ worth of free Sunday Million tickets.

The first MicroMillions series of 2014 saw millions of dollars in cash prizes shared by thousands of players. The Main Event was won by the UK’s RainmanRJA, who took the title for besting a massive field of 63,236 other players from around the world. The victory was worth $78,802 (amount won reflects a two-way deal at the final table). Russia’s olimpiad980 took $69,480for finishing as runner-up (as part of the two-way deal).

The final MicroMillions series of 2013 was another huge success, with thousands of players from around the world taking part across 100 events for more than $8,000,000 in prize money. The Main Event attracted an incredible field of 65,397 players, with TheManM crowned Champion for an impressive $126,000 payday (reflecting a three-way deal at the final table). Elsewhere, Player of the Series honours were taken by quixote123 from Denmark.

The fifth edition of poker’s biggest low-stakes tournament series awarded a massive $7,982,820 in prize money, with stygher the headline winner after banking $160,726 in the Main Event. The Lithuanian collected the lion’s share of a $1,184,260 prize pool and the major honours in another jam-packed 100-event schedule. In total, 1,295,761 players took part in MicroMillions 5, with the Main Event attracting 59,213 players and the opening event drawing a field of more than 60,000.

With a record 1,572,760 entries across 100 events, MicroMillions 4 was officially the most popular online tournament series poker has ever witnessed. A total of $9,588,892.60 was awarded - an increase of more than $1,000,000 on MicroMillions 3 - and the lion’s share of the series’ prize pool went to Ges26from Belarus, who’s Main Event victory was good for $140,468.56 (after a five-way deal). Player of the Series honours were once again hotly contested, with Uruguay’s ESTRATEGA 18 eventually crowned winner after a late surge, securing the Champion’s Trophy and a $5,200 SCOOP 2013 ticket for his efforts.

November 2012 saw thousands of low-stakes grinders, new faces and members of Team PokerStars Pro take part in 100 MicroMillions events, with more than $8,000,000 awarded across 11 days of must-play tournaments. Russia’s axel397 was the festival’s big winner, collecting $140,062.92 in prize money after defeating a 61,072-strong field in the $22 Main Event. But while axel397 stole the late headlines, MicroMillions 3’s big story was the performance of Marcin ‘Goral’ Horecki, who added a second Player of the Series award to his resumé, repeating his success from MicroMillions 1, and earned a free 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event package.

The July 2012 edition of MicroMillions awarded more than $5,000,000 in prize money across 11 unmissable days of low-stakes action, with thousands of players grabbing their share of the massive guarantees on offer.  Don’t believe us? In the Main Event alone, 65,053 players stumped up the $22 buy-in for a shot at the $1,302,260 prize pool. But it was Argentina’s SoyDelGlobo who came out on top, netting$157,218.68 for his efforts and, in the process, propelling himself to the top of the all-time MicroMillions money list. On the Player of the Series Leader Board, Brazilian fabio_bruxo claimed the MicroMillions trophy and a 2013 PCA Main Event package, narrowly edging out kekec24, who finished runner-up.

The first ever MicroMillions festival was held in March 2012 and featured 100 events, with $5,000,000 awarded across the series. 54,065 players took part in the $22 Main Event, producing a $1,081,300 prize pool. The Czech Republic’s Zabaleta1 ran out winner, collecting $140,000 after a three-way deal on the final table. Elsewhere, Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki proved he could mix it in the lower stakes as well as some of poker’s biggest tournaments after winning the first MicroMillions Player of the Series and a 2013 PCA package. Marcin played 89 of the 100 events on offer, cashing 34 times, and he would need every last in-the-money finish, with runner-up GMalex89 just missing out on first place by 10 points.