PokerStars announces the thrifty MicroMillions 9

Get your loose change out! $5 million in guaranteed prize pools and Bubble Dash debut announced for new Micro Millions 9

If your bankroll is roughly equivalent to what you can find down the back of your sofa, it’s time to rejoice. PokerStars has announced the MicroMillions 9 schedule, set to take place from November 6-16, featuring a mind-bending 100 events and $5 million in guaranteed prize money.

This hugely popular tournament series boasts buy-ins from just $0.11 up to the nosebleed $22 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, which has a $1 million guarantee and takes place at 14.30 ET on November 16. Peruse the full MicroMillions 9 schedule HERE.

If you can’t afford the bigger buy-ins it’s time to get a paper round, or you can qualify via satellites online from $0.11. Just go to ‘Main Lobby’ > ‘Online Events’ > ‘MicroMillions’ for the range of qualifiers.

Bubble Dash

Making its MicroMillions debut this year is a recently-launched tournament format called ‘Bubble Dash’. The format uses variable level timing to enable players to reach the cash relatively quickly (typically about 90 minutes until the bubble bursts). Blinds start at three minutes and gradually increase as the tournament progresses. Not only is it quick to cash, but the lengthening blinds provide more play when the big-money decisions are being made. There are three Bubble Dash tournaments on the schedule – events 10, 51, 88 – with buy-ins of $2.20, $2.20 and $4.40, and they are all rebuys.

MicroMillions 9 Leaderboard

In addition to the tournament prize money, there are rewards for consistent performers in MicroMillions. Here are the prizes up for grabs on the MicroMillions 9 Leader Board:

  • 1st – Free Sunday Million tickets for six months (26 x $215 tickets)
  • 2nd-9th – 5 x $215 Sunday Million tickets ($1,075 in value for each player)
  • 10th-100th – 1 x $215 Sunday Million ticket

All-time stats

Across the eight previous MicroMillions championships there has been a total of more than 10.8 million tournament entries, over $67 million in prize money, and the biggest single prize winner was ‘stygher’ from Hungary, who pocketed just over $160k in the MicroMillions 5 Main Event.

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