MicroMillions 2021: A closer look at a bulging schedule

July 12, 2021inPoker

It’s MicroMillions time again this week and we are all celebrating the return of online poker’s best budget tournament series. There are 122 tournaments and $4.7 million in guaranteed prize pools. What’s not to love?

The full schedule is worth examining as you prepare for the weeks ahead, but here are our selections of some highlights from this scintillating series.


HIGH ROLLING IN THE MICROMILLIONS

MicroMillions is specifically aimed at players with a smaller bankroll, but it doesn’t mean you can’t expect some enormous sums on offer to tournament winners. Two tournaments have incredible $1 million guarantees on them, while four other events guarantee six figures in the prize pool. These are the top six tournaments if you’re looking for massive prize pools guaranteed.

$1 million guaranteed:
2pm – Sun, July 18: Event #36 – $11 NLHE Sunday Storm Anniversary
1pm – Sun, July 25: Event #106 – $22 NLHE 8-Max, Main Event

$250,000 guaranteed:
2pm – Sun, July 25: Event #107 – $11 NLHE Progressive KO, Sunday Storm SE
2.30pm – Mon, July 26: Event #118: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max Phased event

$100,000 guaranteed:
1pm – Sat, July 17: Event #25: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max, PKO
2.30pm – Fri, July 23: Event #87: $11 NLHE PKO


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THE CHEAPEST OF THE CHEAP

Just how cheap is it to play MicroMillions? Well, of the 122 tournaments on the schedule, 34 have a buy-in of a mere $1.10. That’s about one third of the events. There are a few re-buy and re-entry events lurking in there, so there’s a chance it could end up costing you a tiny bit more. But those are optional, of course, and it really is just the buck-ten to get involved in all of the following:

Event #1: $1.10 NLHE [4-Max, 3-Stack], $3K Gtd
Event #5: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $10K Gtd
Event #9: $1.10 Fusion [6-Max, Progressive KO], $3K Gtd
Event #12: $1.10 Showtime NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #15: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max], $8K Gtd
Event #18: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd
Event #23: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Shootout], $5K Gtd
Event #26: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd
Event #29: $1.10 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $4K Gtd
Event #32: $1.10 PL Courchevel, $4K Gtd
Event #35: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd
Event #39: $1.10+R NLHE [Turbo, Zoom], $40K Gtd
Event #41: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #42: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd
Event #44: $1.10 NLHE, $5K Gtd
Event #51: $1.10 NLHE, $5K Gtd
Event #52: $1.10 NLHE [5-Max, Progressive KO, TKO, Zoom], $5K Gtd
Event #55: $1.10 6+ Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd
Event #59: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button], $7.5K Gtd
Event #62: $1.10 NLHE, $4K Gtd
Event #64: $1.10 NLHE [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #71: $1.10 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #74: $1.10 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, 3-Stack], $5K Gtd
Event #75: $1.10+R PLO [6-Max], $10K Gtd
Event #81: $1.10 NLHE [Progressive KO, Total KO, Short: 25BB Stack], $5K Gtd
Event #83: $1.10 6+ Hold’em [6-Max], $3K Gtd
Event #86: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd
Event #93: $1.10 NLO8 [8-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd
Event #95: $1.10 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd
Event #103: $1.10 6-Card PLO [5-Max, Turbo], $3K Gtd
Event #108: $1.10+R NLHE [Turbo, Zoom], $35K Gtd
Event #111: $1.10 Stud Hi/Lo [6-Max], $8K Gtd
Event #114: $1.10 Showtime NLHE [6-Max], $3K Gtd
Event #120: $1.10+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, 3x Turbo], $20K Gtd


RARE VARIANTS

There are so many more games on offer on PokerStars than many people realise. (We took a look at them all not so long ago.) But it’s understandable if players don’t want to just leap right in for big bucks when playing an unfamiliar game. This is another reason why MicroMillions is so brilliant: you can learn a new variant in a real-life, well-populated tournament, but know that it won’t break the bank. So why not give Fusion, Showtime, Courchevel, Badugi, 8-Game or HORSE a try with the following events:

Event #7: $3.30 HORSE [Turbo], $5K Gtd
Event #9: $1.10 Fusion [6-Max, Progressive KO], $3K Gtd
Event #12: $1.10 Showtime NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #17: $3.30 8-Game [Turbo], $3.5K Gtd
Event #24: $3.30 6+ Hold’em [6-Max], $8K Gtd
Event #32: $1.10 PL Courchevel, $4K Gtd
Event #37: $5.50 Showtime NLHE [6-Max], $15K Gtd
Event #55: $1.10 6+ Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd
Event #60: $3.30 HORSE, $5K Gtd
Event #65: $3.30 8-Game, $5K Gtd
Event #70: $3.30 PL Badugi, $3K Gtd
Event #73: $3.30 Fusion [6-Max], $3K Gtd
Event #83: $1.10 6+ Hold’em [6-Max], $3K Gtd
Event #85: $5.50 8-Game, $8K Gtd
Event #99: $3.30 PL Badugi [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #100: $5.50 PL Courchevel Hi Lo [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #105: $5.50 HORSE [Progressive KO], $10K Gtd
Event #114: $1.10 Showtime NLHE [6-Max], $3K Gtd
Event #119: $3.30 HORSE [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd


THINK YOU KNOW OMAHA? THINK AGAIN

Omaha is hardly an unusual variant, particularly pot-limit Omaha (PLO). But more recently players have been adding more cards to make this volatile game even more of a thrill. MicroMillions is all over the trend. Try these Omaha-ha-ha-ha variants:

Event #29: $1.10 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $4K Gtd
Event #58: $3.30 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
Event #63: $3.30 5-Card PLO8 [8-Max, Progressive KO], $8K Gtd
Event #103: $1.10 6-Card PLO [5-Max, Turbo], $3K Gtd


REBUY HAPPY

For a particular kind of poker sadist, the first thing to do when looking at a tournament schedule is to type CTRL+F and “+R”. That will bring up the rebuy tournaments, where you can go absolutely mad for an hour or so knowing that no matter how many times you get knocked out, you can rebuy straight back in again. Rebuy tournaments are different from re-entries in as much as there’s no limit to the number of times you can get back in the action. It makes for some wild, fun play. Here are the MicroMillions rebuys:

Event #16: $5.50+R NLHE [6-Max, Daily Highlight], $60K Gtd
Event #21: $3.30+R NLHE [8-Max], $20K Gtd
Event #39: $1.10+R NLHE [Turbo, Zoom], $40K Gtd
Event #75: $1.10+R PLO [6-Max], $10K Gtd
Event #92: $3.30+R NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $15K Gtd
Event #108: $1.10+R NLHE [Turbo, Zoom], $35K Gtd


ALL OF THEM

Here’s another look at the full schedule. Action gets under way on Thursday, July 15 and runs for 12 days.

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