Friday, 16 November 2012
Anyone who feared that online poker might be suffering a dip in popularity need fear no more as the opening day of PokerStars' Micro Millions event certainly proved otherwise.
A total of seven events kicked off yesterday and when the final numbers had been counted a staggering 188,423 participants had registered for these events alone.The mammoth number not only proves the online poker is as popular as ever, but the Micro Millions is one of the best value online series in the world. After wading through the masses “poker izrrod8” was the first person to pick up a Micro Millions title courtesy of Event 1. The $0.11 rebuy attracted more than 50,000 runners and 171,788 rebuys, pushing the prizepool way beyond $20,000. The meant the Bulgarian grinder took home $1,761 after beating the Netherlands’ “wilco1983” heads-up. Also boosting their bankroll yesterday was “AAligator33” ($17,952), “Devil_DuckDK” ($11,580), “adp1985” ($14,096) and “Alfons777999” ($7,371).New players can try and turn pennies into a fortune at PokerStars with a first deposit bonus of up to $600. Sign up here.
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