Major Prizepools and Minor Buy-ins as PokerStars MicroMillions Gets Underway

November 8th, 2019 | by Kaycee James

PokerStars is gearing up for another round of low stakes, high value action courtesy of its MicroMillions festival.

PokerStars MicroMillions

PokerStars players are getting set for another round of high value small stakes action courtesy of MicroMillions 16. (Image: PokerStars)

Following on from the series’ 15th incarnation in July, PokerStars has upped the ante this time around.

Running from November 10 to November 24, MicroMillions 16 will feature 147 tournaments. That’s more MTTs than ever before and means there will be at least $4.3 million in prize money up for grabs.

More MTTs, More Money to Play For

With an extra $500,000 in guaranteed prize money compared to July, PokerStars is hoping to break new ground this month.

In tandem with adding more MTTs and money to the mix, MicroMillions 16 will have regional leaderboards. Instead of searching for an international Player of the Series, PokerStars wants to focus on local heroes.

In keeping with its increasingly localized network, the top 50 players from the following regions will win additional cash prizes:


Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus et al)

Europe and the UK

Latin America

Rest of the World

The top performer in each region will bank $1,000 in cash. That, combined with 41 events costing $1.10 and 58 non-Hold’em MTTs, means there’s a ton of value for players in all countries and at all levels.

For those with an eye on something bigger, the centerpiece of the festival will be the $22 main event.

Taking place on November 24, the eight-max showdown will offer up at least $1 million in prize money, making it one of the best return on investment (ROI) events in online poker.

MicroMillions Remains an Important Event for PokerStars

To ensure interest in the series remains high, satellites abound. As well as traditional qualifiers, PokerStars is using Spin & Go tournaments to provide another route into the action.

For the main event specifically, the three-handed affairs will cost $0.40. Between these and a host of additional promotions, there is hope MicroMillions 16 can raise the bar.

Although MicroMillions can’t offer the same size prizepools as WCOOP or SCOOP, it remains an important event for PokerStars. In fact, given that it’s now pushing to attract more casual players, offering six and seven-figure prizepools for events costing less than $25 is significant.

Indeed, while other innovations have fallen by the wayside in recent years, it seems MicroMillions is here to stay. For players, that’s a positive as it will mean more multi-million-dollar prizepools and affordable buy-ins for the foreseeable future.


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