PokerStars MicroMillions Brings Big Bang for Micro Bucks

It’s certainly a good time to be a low roller. In November PokerStars is catering to this segment of poker players with the MicroMillions low-stakes tournament series.

MicroMillions XXVI runs from Nov. 10-24 and while the buy-ins may be small, the series promises plenty of big payouts. The 147-event series features tournament guarantees totaling $4.3 million – nice haul for some low price points.

Across the series, the great majority of buy-ins are in the range of $1.10 to $5.50 – perfect for recreational players on a low roller budget. And just because the buy-ins are low doesn’t mean some handsome rewards await winners.

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PokerStars debuts Phase tournament event with $500,000 guarantee

Along with big paydays, the series will debut PokerStars’ new Phase Event featuring a $4.40 buy-in and $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. Phase 1 online poker events have already begun and are running daily.

Players can jump in as many Phase 1 events as they like until they finish with chips and reach Phase 2. Nov. 24 is the deadline to reach Phase 2, where players will then officially be in the money.

Phase 2 offers a chance at some nice money for those with determination. Players can continue to battle it out in Phase 1 for a shot at even nice cash the further they advance in the second stage.

A look at some highlights from the MicroMillions schedule

MicroMillions offers a fun shot at some major money for a reasonable buy-in. There are just a few events with buy-ins larger than $5.50, but even those are manageable.  

The $11 buy-in Sunday Storm on Nov. 17 features a $250,000 guarantee. The entire series is wrapped up on Nov. 24 with the $22 Main Event – featuring a cool $1 million guarantee.

The MicroMillions offers a chance at some life-changing money for less than a night out at the pub or sports bar. Some of the highlights and promotions on the schedule include:

  • $0.35 Spin and Go’s – These are running until Nov. 24 and award MicroMillions tournament tickets or cash prizes.
  • $10,000 Freeroll – This event is set for Nov. 18 and will be awarding numerous MicroMillions tickets. To qualify, players simply must play in 10 MicroMillions events and one Phase Event from Nov. 10-17.
  • Second Chance freerolls – Get back in the game with these events, which run Nov. 18-24. Any player eliminated from a MicroMillions event after Nov. 17 receives automatic entry into an all-in shootout the following day. The freerolls will award $2,000 worth of MicroMillions tickets.
  • MicroMillions leaderboards – Players can win a share of $5,000 in extra prizes depending on where they stand on the leaderboards. Points are awarded based on how players finish in MicroMillions events.

PokerStars goes all in on Twitch streaming for MicroMillions

In recent days, PokerStars has made plenty of news in the poker world. The company launched in Pennsylvania in the US and has also outlined its plans for Twitch users and viewers.

PokerStars will soon be integrating new Twitch features into its poker client. Players would be able to stream their play at the tables and view others including gaming PokerStars ambassadors and celebrities.

The video game live streaming service has become popular with poker players the last few years including Jason Somerville. The site is planning on utilizing some of its sponsored streamers during the MicroMillions.

Viewers can follow the play of several PokerStars streamers including:

The event may be micro, but it should make for a massive series and plenty of fun. Get in the action – that micro bankroll could definitely pay off.