MicroMillions II Wrap Up
100 events across 11 days, with buy-ins from $0.10 to $11 with a $22 Main Event, the MicroMillions is a fantastic series no matter what level you play at. The total prize-pool for the series was around $8,000,000 which is simply incredible. I managed to play a total of 64 of the events, which was good but a little less than I was planning on playing. I missed late-registration on a couple of the re-buy events and my internet died mid-way through the FL Badugi causing me to miss a couple of events that day. Nonetheless I picked up 11 cashes for an ITM% (in the money%) of 17.2 and 160 points on the player of the series leaderboard. I had a net loss of $89.50 over the series, mostly due to cashing a lot more of the cheaper events and not cashing the larger buy-in events.
I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of games that I cashed in, and towards the start of the series it looked like I might not cash in a NLHE event at all. I cashed in 2 PLO events, a FLHE Turbo event and a Razz event. I also cashed in the PNL "Big Game Style" format, which was a fun little format where I feel there are some interesting adjustments to be made. I had a handful of deep runs, but the main one was in Event-083 the $4.40 NLHE [1R1A]. I placed 35th/9,772 for $145.16 and felt like I played great throughout the event. Overall I was happy with my play throughout the series. In parts I did feel I was distracted at times, and lazy at others. I think had I put a little more effort in and paid more attention to not missing events I would perhaps have performed better. Nonetheless I enjoyed and learned a lot from the series and look forward to the next one. (My guess would be another one in the winter, November perhaps)
Congratulations to Agnes "cardkahleesi" Archibong-Omon, who beat me in our side-bet by quite a margin. It was very close and intense throughout the first half of the series and we both took turns leading. She took a big lead with 4-cashes between events 70-80 and it suddenly became quite an up-hill battle for me. I picked up 20 points with my deep finish in Event-083 to close the gap, but then we both cashed in the Heads-Up event. Her finish was deeper than mine in that meaning that with less than 5 events left - I needed 55 points. I did grab 10 more points cashing the $3 Turbo, and if I'd paid more attention to the lobby I could have waited 10 seconds and made that 15 points - not that it would have made too much difference. cardkahleesi was also the only one of us to be profitable over the series, thanks to a deep run in Event-011 for $428.14. She cashed a total of 12 times from the 51 events she played and definitely deserved the win. Unfortunately for her as neither s4ooter or I were profitable there isn't 20% of our profit to claim. I've no doubt though that the moral victory and the thrill of the race will have been plenty.
For a full break-down of our results please refer to the spreadsheet in the previous post
Just two people showed a keen interest in the MicroMillions II side bet, that I proposed last week. So rather than choosing between them, we all agreed to make the same bet; as a three-way winner takes all. Each of us is wagering 20% of our MicroMillions II profit, the winner being the player who scores the most MicroMillions Player of the Series Leaderboard points.
Season 9 of the European Poker Tour kicks off this month with Barcelona. I'll be heading out there for the duration of the event and I'm very much looking forward to it.