On Wednesday, PokerStars announced a new tournament series designed for recreational and micro players. The inaugural MicroMillions tournament series will run from March 15 through 25, 2012, offering $5 million in guarantees across 100 events with buy-ins starting at just 11 cents.
Events will run around the clock during the 11-day series, which will culminate with a $22 MicroMillions Main Event with a $1 million prize pool on Sunday, March 25. Every day, players will have the opportunity to compete in a $1 tournament with up to $100,000 in guarantees, plus a selection of $2, $3, $4, $5, $8 and $10 events.
Most of the events will be no-limit hold'em, but the series will also feature games like pot-limit Omaha, Omaha hi-low, draw, and stud. Players will be able to find formats such as turbos, rebuys, shootouts, knockouts, and big ante events.
"MicroMillions is one of the best things I’ve seen so far," said Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis. "Back when I played penny and micro-stakes games, I was mesmerized by the big tournament series and always hoped to be able to play one day. MicroMillions actually offers players from those stakes the chance to be part of a great tournament series. I think it's a very logical step with all the different online tournament festivals that PokerStars offers. I'm definitely going to play a lot of the events, just because I think it's so awesome.”
For the full Micro Millions tournament schedule and online satellites into the events, visit PokerStars.com.
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