It's been a wild start to 2022 and the month of January flew by, but it's also end of the lunar year with the Year of the Tiger to begin next week. A couple of popular major events returns to PokerStars starting on Sunday. Get ready to fire up PokerStars on Sunday, January 30 because it marks the triumphant return of the 50/50 Series and the MicroMillions.
MicroMillions is a widely popular low-stakes tournament series that allows players with limited bankrolls a chance to parlay a meager investment into a major score. The 2022 version of MicroMillions will return specifically to Southern Europe and Italy starting Sunday, January 30 and running for two weeks through February 13. The return of MicroMillions features €6 million in guarantees in the combined prize pools.
The Southern Europe version of MicroMillions -- for players in France, Spain, and Portugal -- will have a €4 million guaranteed prize pools across 198 events. Keep your eye on the MicroMillions Main Event on February 6, which is a 6-Max PKO with a €50 buy-in and 300K guarantee. Qualifiers are as low as €0.20.
The MicroMillions Italy has 140 events and €2 million in guarantees. Buy-ins are a modest €2! You can win a seat via satellites that are €0.50! The MicroMillions Italy Main Event takes place on February 13 with a €50 buy-in plus a €200K guarantee.
PokerStars introduced their 50/50 Series last year and it was a huge success. The high concept is very simple... 50 tournaments with a $50 buy-in. So, let's get after it!
The 50/50 Series begins on Sunday, January 30 and runs through February 6 with $7.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. There's a special half-price Sunday Million and the Main Event on February 6, which both foster $1 million in guaranteed prize pools.
PokerStars always wants you to save this date: March 20, 2022. That's the 16th anniversary of the Sunday Million. Yes, Sweet 16! The $215 buy-in at the Sunday Milly Sweet 16 will have a $10 million guaranteed prize pool. Last year's champ was Vanessa 'Niffler' Kade who banked $1.5 million for outlasting a massive field of 69,876 entrants.