Canadians Turn Out in Droves for PokerStars' MicroMillions VII
The MicroMillions series on PokerStars always seems to attract large numbers, and the seventh edition of the series was no exception. MicroMillions VII ran from March 13th to March 23rd featuring 100 events with 13 different game types. The series features small buy-ins from $0.11 all the way to $22 for the Main Event. MicroMillions boasted a $5 million guaranteed combined prize pool over the 100 events, which was eclipsed as over $8.2 million was awarded throughout the series.
The Canadian contingent was strong as over 104,000 Canadians participate in 100 events. With the heavy turn out, Canadians took home 10 out of the 100 titles, the second most of all the countries, trailing Russia who had 14 wins as a nation.
Canadians started the series strong with a win in Event 2, a $1 Rebuy No-limit Hold’em. "XXNOMAD" won the event taking home $15,413.93.
"SleightOfJam" won Event 6, the $2.20 No-limit Hold’em Rebuy event beating fellow Canadian "Patakam" for $7,387.06. Patakam earned $5,499.03 for his strong second place showing.
Event 34 was the $5.50 6-Max Turbo Shootout. "MrP0P" won the event and won $4,320.21 after a three-way deal was reached.
Event 42 was a $5.50 NL Hold’em event with a $50,000 guarantee which saw the event almost double the guarantee with 19,827 entrants, creating a $99,135 prize pool. Canadian "luckisaladee" won the tournament taking home for $9,925.23.
Event 53 saw a $3.30 buy-in for the action packed No-limit Hold’em Ante Up event. The blinds always stay at 5/5 but everyone is forced to pay an ante every hand that increases with each level. "DevilShark69" was the winner for $2,351.52.
Event 63 was a $5.50 No-limit Hold’em tournament with $15,000 guaranteed. "gremlinbett" outlasted 5,740 other players to take home the win and $4,493.87.
Event 70 saw another Canadian win a $5.50 No-limit Hold’em event. This time the prize pool was given a $30,000 guarantee from the people at PokerStars and saw 10,348 people come out to try their luck, creating a $51,740 prize pool. After a nine-way deal with all final table participants, "swinganut" took home the title representing Canada for $1,749.54. "steveo432" finished third for $2,554.34, and "Jrod2210" came fourth for $2,141.26.
"Zloto" won the always-entertaining Pot-limit Courchevel tournament, Event 79. It featured a $3.30 buy-in with $5,000 in guaranteed prize money. Zloto earned $1,432.79.
Event 84 and 85 saw Canadians take home both titles. First up was "leaking" who won the $8.80 No-limit Hold’em event after a five-way deal for $10,960.03. "deporter94" took home another rebuy victory for Canada as he won the $2.22 re-buy event for $22,549.93.
The Main Event featured a $22 buy-in and a $1,000,000 guarantee with a guaranteed $75,0000 for first place. After a heads-up deal, "RainmanRJA" from the UK was victorious taking home $78,802.23 and beating "olimpiada980" from Russia who settled for $69,480.99 in second place. The top Canadian was "b1gch1p5" who finished 49th for $1,100.32.
“Holdem Ted” was the top Canadian on the overall MicroMillions 7 leaderboard, accumulating 355 points over 27 events played, good enough for a tie for 11th place. With the 11th-place finish, he receives a $215 Sunday Million buy-in.
Canadians cashed for a total of $639,777.42, fourth overall by country for the event. Canadians also had the third-most cashes with 13,881 along with an impressive 64 final tables.
This marks the seventh MicroMillions event for PokerStars over the past two years. Every rendition of the event gets met with increased participation while seeing guarantees being easily broken. With the major success of this MicroMillions it’s only a matter of time before the next one pops up from Pokerstars.