MicroMillions 2021: Breaking down the numbers from this year’s series

July 27, 2021inPoker

MicroMillions 2021

Another fantastic MicroMillions series has reached its conclusion, culminating with a huge Main Event in which players collectively won more than a million dollars. Overall MicroMillions 2021 featured over $4.7 million in guarantees, and ultimately beat that total with more than $5.3 million won during the series.

Read on for more number-crunching from the just completed MicroMillions.


MICROMILLIONS 2021 OVERVIEW

12 days of play
MicroMillions 2021 ran from Thursday, July 15 until Monday, July 26.

122 events at five price points.
The great majority of events costs $5.50 or less to play, with the largest buy-in event coming in the Main Event, the only $22 tournament in the series.

$1.10 events — 34
$3.30 events — 40
$5.50 events — 37
$11 events — 10
$22 events — 1

“Badbomen” of Argentina won that $22 Main Event, topping a 52,696-entry field to capture a cool $87,466 first prize.


ENTRIES (INCLUDING RE-ENTRIES)

There were 798,068 total entries into MicroMillions events this time around (including re-entries). The average field size was just over 6,541 entries per events.

Five biggest fields:

64,617 — 36: $11 NLHE Sunday Storm Anniversary*
52,696 — 106: $22 NLHE 8-Max Main Event
34,939 — 107: $11 NLHE PKO Sunday Storm Special Edition
21,511 — 104: $3.30 NLHE PKO
21,417 — 25: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO

*Although the $11 buy-in Sunday Storm Anniversary tournament (Event #36), had to be cancelled after it had begun due to technical issues, the $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money was nonetheless awarded.

Five smallest fields:

998 — 70: $3.30 PL Badugi
998 — 73: $3.30 Fusion 6-Max
1,069 — 50: $3.30 Stud
1,183 — 19: $3.30 NL 2-7 Single Draw PKO
1,189 — 60: $3.30 HORSE


PRIZE POOLS

The total prize pools across the entire MicroMillions 2021 series was $5,363,065.

Of that, $424,552 went to tournament winners (including both first-place prizes and bounties).

The average prize pool was $43,960 and the average first prize $3,480.

Five biggest prize pools:

$1,059,380 — 106: $22 NLHE 8-Max Main Event
$1,000,000 — 36: $11 NLHE Sunday Storm Anniversary*
$342,402 — 107: $11 NLHE PKO Sunday Storm Special Edition
$278,095 — 118: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max, Phase 2
$157,672 — 87: $11 NLHE PKO

*Tournament cancelled, though prize pool nonetheless awarded.

Five smallest prize pools:

$3,000 — 1: $1.10 NLHE 4-Max 3-Stack
$3,000 — 9: $1.10 Fusion 6-Max PKO
$3,000 — 70: $3.30 PL Badugi
$3,000 — 73: $3.30 Fusion 6-Max
$3,000 — 114: $1.10 Showtime NLHE 6-Max

Five biggest first prizes:

$87,466 — Badbomen (106: $22 NLHE 8-Max Main Event)
$35,018 — Cardanus (118: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max, Phase 2)
$19,272* — skysonik (107: $11 NLHE PKO Sunday Storm Special Edition)
$13,937* — JepsP (117: $11 NLHE PKO 8-Max Turbo Second Chance)
$13,500 — Dart Serg (67: $11 NLHE 8-Max)

*includes bounties

Five smallest first prizes:

$59* — dEsEbeSS (79: $3.30 NLHE Heads-Up Turbo PKO Zoom)
$79 — H!HA66 (10: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max Time KO: 60)
$361 — BrunoBilly02 (70: $3.30 PL Badugi)
$430* — Bagpuss74 (9: $1.10 Fusion 6-Max PKO)
$432 — durrrrr79 (83: $1.10 6+ Hold’em 6-Max)

*includes bounties


MORE ABOUT MICROMILLIONS
RESULTS | GUIDE TO MICROSTAKESMAIN PAGE | HALL OF FAME
ALL MICROMILLIONS BLOG REPORTS


BOUNTIES

Out of 122 tournaments in MicroMillions 2021, 59 awarded bounties whenever a player knocked out an opponent. In most cases, half the prize pool goes to bounties, with the exceptions coming in “total KO” events where the entire prize pool is bounties.

Sometimes in these bounty events players win more from bounties than they do from the regular prize pool. Here are the five biggest bounty payouts in terms of total money won in bounties, followed by the five biggest in terms of percentage won.

Five biggest bounty payouts (gross):

$5,559 — vAAnucci (87: $11 NLHE PKO)
$5,179 — skysonik (107: $11 NLHE PKO Sunday Storm Special Edition)
$4,006 — Alex Shepel (97: $11 PLO 6-Max PKO Big KO)
$2,920 — HakkaZilla (47: $11 NLHE PKO)
$2,589 — Hayko Robert (25: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO)

Five biggest bounty payouts (as percentage of total prize):

72.23% ($4,006 of $5,547) — Alex Shepel (97: $11 PLO 6-Max PKO Big KO)
59.07% ($281 of $475) — Sasoesan1997 (81: $1.10 NLHE PKO TKO Short 25BB Stack)
57.17% ($246 of $430) — Bagpuss74 (9: $1.10 Fusion 6-Max PKO)
51.44% ($273 of $531) — MobbyDickKK (90: $3.30 PL 5-Card Draw PKO)
50.39% ($418 of $830) — bubbled1 (80: $3.30 NLO8 6-Max Turbo PKO)


WINNINGEST COUNTRIES

Players from 35 different countries won MicroMillions 2021 titles, with Russia leading the way by capturing 25 titles and Brazil way up there as well with 20.

Here’s the full breakdown of titles by country:

25 — Russia
20 — Brazil
8 — Romania, Ukraine
6 — United Kingdom
5 — Germany, Greece
4 — Argentina, Denmark
2 — Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea
1 — Armenia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ireland, Isle of Man, Japan, Lithuania, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Slovakia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Sweden, Thailand

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