PokerStars MicroMillions running in March

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PokerStars is well known for running the world’s largest online poker tournament series such as the WCOOP and SCOOP. Interestingly enough, they’ll also be recognized for the offering the world’s largest little poker tournament series in the MicroMillions.

The most noteworthy element of the PokerStars MicroMillions is that it will give players the opportunity to play for huge prize pools without spending a lot of money. For example, the MicroMillions Main Event features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool, yet the buy-in will only be $22. In all, there will be $5 million in guaranteed money offered over the course of 100 poker tournaments.

Along with all of the money, there’ll also be a Player of the Series leaderboard; the top finisher receives a Caribbean PokerStars Adventure prize package, while the next 99 players get cash prizes. In regard to the PokerStars MicroMillions highlights, there are a lot of them, but here are just a few tournaments that feature low buy-ins and/or different poker games (all times ET):

MicroMillions-01, 3/15/12 at 12:00 – $0.11 buy-in (rebuys), 6-max NL Hold’em
MicroMillions-04, 3/15/12 at 15:00 – $3.30 buy-in (rebuys), 6-max PL Omaha
MicroMillions-12, 3/16/12 at 12:00 – $1 buy-in (rebuys), NL Hold’em (3x-Turbo)
MicroMillions-14, 3/16/12 at 15:30 – $3.30 buy-in, Stud Hi/Lo
MicroMillions-28, 3/18/12 at 6:00 – $5.50 buy-in, Badugi
MicroMillions-31, 3/18/12 at 12:00 – $5.50 buy-in, HORSE
MicroMillions-43, 3/19/12 at 17:00 – $5.50 buy-in, Razz
MicroMillions-52, 3/20/12 at 17:00 – $1 buy-in, NL Hold’em
MicroMillions-69, 3/22/12 at 15:30 – $3.30 buy-in, Triple Stud
MicroMillions-73, 3/23/12 at 6:00 – $5.50 buy-in (rebuys), NL 2-7 Single Draw
MicroMillions-82, 3/24/12 at 4:00 – $4.40 buy-in, PL Omaha
MicroMillions-93, 3/25/12 at 6:00 – $5.50 buy-in, 8-Game
MicroMillions-98 (Main Event), 3/25/12 at 15:30 – $22 buy-in, NL Hold’em, $1 million guaranteed with $150k going to first place

Since there’s going to be lots of money offered in the PokerStars MicroMillions series, you can expect to see plenty of Team PokerStars pros playing the tournaments. Dutch poker pro Lex Veldhuis is one of these players, and he commented on his participation by saying, “MicroMillions is one of the best things I’ve seen so far. Back when I played penny and micro stakes games, I was mesmerized by the big tournament series and always hoped to be able to play one day.”

Veldhuis continued by saying, “Micro Millions actually offers players from those stakes the chance to be part of a great tournament series. I think it’s a very logical step with all the different online tournament festivals that PokerStars offers. I’m definitely going to play a lot of the events, just because I think it’s so awesome.”

If you’re interested in joining Veldhuis in these low buy-in, huge prize pool MicroMillions tournaments, make sure to sign up at PokerStars through RakeTheRake so that you get a top rakeback deal with a 100% match deposit bonus up to $600.

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