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PokerStars MicroMillions Tournament Series **OFFICIAL DISCUSSION**

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Installment Three: Stud,Draw and Mixed Games - Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:34 AM
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Basically for this section I'm not going to bother comparing a particular Stud,Draw or Mixed game to NLHE and other options within the promo or in the regular rotation for value,but just focus on whether the games in question have value when compared to other options of their type.

So,for example,while Event #14 $3.30 Stud Hi/Lo does not glow when compared to say Event #91 $3.30 NLHE,as the Stud game has a 5K guarantee and the NLHE game has a 15K guarantee,it may have great value when compared to Stud games available for $3.30.

The reason I'm making this exception for these variants is that there may be some out there who have a good track record in some of these variants and are looking to capitalize on their opportunities in a narrow area of specialization.

And when using that measuring stick as the guide ALL the Stud,Draw and Mixed games available in this promotion are GREAT value. So basically I'm just going to list the games and not really go any further in each individual one,save for a general comment at the end of each section.

So off we go....


STUD VARIANTS

We have four plays in the promotion here.

1. Event #14 $3.30 Stud Hi/Lo 5K Guarantee March 16 3:30PM EST
2. Event #43 $5.50 Razz 5K Guarantee March 19 5PM EST
3. Event #69 $3.30 Triple Stud 5K Guarantee March 22 3:30PM EST
4. Event #78 $5.50 Stud 5K Guarantee March 23 3:30PM EST

So as we can see these all pay a 5K guarantee. Structure wise they all have 5K chips to start and 10 minute blinds.

And here's where the value goes through the roof...if you look at these games within the confines of the regular schedule they typically get well below 100 runners,some times FAR less than that,when they run. Now think about that.

Example...2 Triple Stud Turbo's are showing as I type this for $2.20 and 2 for $5.50 today. The largest field any of them had was one of the $2.20's got 41 runners. An $82 prize pool for your $2.20 if you played it. Compare that to $3.30 for a 5K guarantee for the Triple Stud the promo offers. Compared to their normal alternatives these are probably the best value games in the entire promo and indeed a rare opportunity to play for these kind of prizes in them and not pay big money to do so in either the SCOOP or WCOOP for two examples.

And as I post this not one of the 4 games offered here has even seen 25% of it's prize pool covered by buy-ins. So there could be big overlays in these tournaments. BIG.

If you play Stud games and snooze on this you're going to be kicking yourself.


DRAW VARIANTS

Again we have 4 options here...

1. Event #18 $5.50 PL Draw 5K Guarantee March 17 6AM EST
2. Event #28 $5.50 Badugi 5K Guarantee March 18 6AM EST
3. Event #38 $5.50 NL Draw March 19 8:30AM EST
4. Event #73 $5.50 Re-buy NL Single Draw 2-7 March 23 6AM EST

Pretty much exactly the same value wise when compared to their normal rotation counterparts as the Stud offerings so I won't go into detail.

One game here that bleeds a little value compared to the other three is the NL Single Draw 2-7 because of the re-buy parameters. Will be doubtful that the 5K guarantee is approached,even with maniacal re-buying,so you would be paying more and more into a set prize pool.

Note the time Canadian,Central and South American players as you'll have to do the early bird thing to play these.


MIXED GAMES

Three events here...

1. Event #31 $5.50 HORSE 10K Guarantee March 18 12PM EST
2. Event #49 $4.40 Mixed NLHE/PLO 15K Guarantee March 20 12PM EST
3. Event #93 $5.50 8 Game 10K Guarantee March 25 6AM EST

Same thing here as the Stud and Draw games,compared to their normal counterparts these quite simple are crazy good value.

So there we have it,11 events all with huge value against there normally offered alternatives and all with the bonus value that there could be overlays,perhaps big overlays,in some or all of these.

If any of these games is something that you have a level of success in,even if it is a bit of a stretch within your normal BRM considerations these are worth that stretch.

Good luck,better decisions and let's see some PSO'ers bink some big finishes in this promo.
 
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Cool Games,,, - Thu Mar 15, 2012, 05:00 AM
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Yesss,, Im registered in 9 so far, and plan on going in about 35 to 40 of these awesome little bad boys,,,looking forward to the stud games ,,, because of what Mox said above ,,, there is not usually any good large stud games for low buy ins with good guarantees on PokerStars,,, FT used to have some good ones for 22 bucks all the time,,,wish PS would do the same! This is a good start!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Knock Knock - Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:10 AM
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gmanwicksy nockin on Micros door,,,,,,,,,, luv these games,,,, Poker Stars please run these again next winter!!!! Oh ,,,and add a few more limit holdem games too please,,,,,..Good luck in the big games coming up in a few days folks the 400 k and 1 mill,,,,
 
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Micro Millions Ticket WIN - Mon Mar 26, 2012, 11:31 PM
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This was the first time I ever grinded a poker series, and made 50th on the Leaderboard!!!!!!

http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/tour...of-the-series/

Not too bad for a first time grind,,,wish I could have played them all!!!! Might have been able to challenge top spot,,, if I could of hung on during some key flips to make it to a final table!,,,,, Oh well it was fun and interesting,,,large fields of people to navigate as everyone and their grandma were playing these!!!!!
Well on to the next series now for more fun,,,,, and I already have a head start as I will receive a 100 dollar SCOOP ticket!!! Yessssssssssss.... Join me next series and lets have fun and try to win some cash!!!!

Heres my results below,,,,

7,606 MM-01: $0.11+R NL Hold'em 10
3,014 MM-02: $1+R NL Hold'em 15
173 MM-09: $2.20 NL Omaha Hi/Lo 20
1,056 MM-11: $8.80 NL Hold'em 10
2,958 MM-12: $1+R NL Hold'em 10
628 MM-17: $3.30 NL Hold'em 15
747 MM-22: $11 NL Hold'em 20
1,530 MM-29: $5.50 NL Hold'em 10
1,092 MM-30: $8.80 NL Hold'em 15
4,523 MM-33: $1+R NL Hold'em 10
148 MM-38: $5.50 NL Draw 15
1,501 MM-40: $2.20 NL Hold'em 15
366 MM-42: $5.50 PL Omaha Hi/Lo 15
573 MM-49: $4.40 Mixed NLHE/PLO 10
553 MM-50: $11 NL Hold'em 20
675 MM-70: $4.40 NL Hold'em 15
524 MM-75: $8.80 NL Hold'em 10
963 MM-95: $2.22 NL Hold'em 15
238 MM-100: $1+R NL Hold'em 20
270

Read more: 50th Place MICRO MILLIONS Leaderboard,,, (gmanwicksy) – Poker School Online: Learn Poker Strategy, Odds and Tells http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/blo...#ixzz1qGCtLCul
 
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Tue Mar 27, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Great accomplishment, Gman, WTG!! Tanker guys rock!!

 
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Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:07 PM
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So what happened to the Micro Millions freeroll? They said if you play 5 MM tourneys you'd get a ticket to a freeroll? When is that happening?
 
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Thu Mar 29, 2012, 03:18 PM
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So what happened to the Micro Millions freeroll? They said if you play 5 MM tourneys you'd get a ticket to a freeroll? When is that happening?
April 1st 18:00 CET, and you get the ticket at midnight.

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Thx - Fri Mar 30, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Great accomplishment, Gman, WTG!! Tanker guys rock!!

Tx very much Joy!
 
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Reminder.... - Sun Apr 01, 2012, 07:34 AM
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For anyone who played 5 or more Micro Millions games, don't forget to enter the 50k freeroll today!! It starts at noon I believe with registration starting 2 hrs before,, so don't forget to use your tickets and I'll see you there! Lets win some free roll cash,,,