65,063 players online simultaneously last weekend
The culminating events of the second edition of Pokerstar's MicroMillions online poker tournament series over the weekend maintained the high player counts and big money that have characterised this year's offering, with the $22 buy-in main event alone pulling in 65,063 players, 8,505 of whom cashed from the massive prize pool.
The big main event winners were players SoyDelGlobo and runner up Cokars, who agreed a heads up chop that paid out $157,218 and $130,711 respectively.
Official numbers from Pokerstars show that the current series attracted a total of 1,288,221 entries over 11 days, generating a total prize pool of $7,966,209.85, or nearly $3 million more than the $5 million guarantee.
The top player this year was fabio_bruxo who cashed 39 times over the 100 event series, winning himself a Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure tournament package worth $16,000.
Another player of note, if only from an endurance perspective, was Team PokerStars Pro Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra, who somehow managed to play in every event and cashed 21 times for a total of $431.29…on only five hours sleep a day over 11 days.
All that action did not dilute interest in the traditional Sunday Millions action, where a total of 5,986 entrants battled it out online, with Russian player FONBET_RULIT and runner up Leqenden agreeing a heads up deal to take home $168,360 and $154,886 respectively.