The 2023 PokerStars MicroMillions Main Event proved many poker enthusiasts wrong when it reached a $500,000 guarantee despite having $22 buy-ins. It attracted 27,863 entrants and had a $557,260 prize pool.
The event kicked off on July 16 at 6:05 p.m. BST and ended on July 17 at 3:47 a.m. after crowning "deathcube77" as its champion. The player had most of the 700,000,000 chips at the final table and won the $34,343 top prize. This was his second time trying his luck at the MicroMillions Main Event after finishing in the 16,320th position in his first attempt.
The Final Table Qualifiers' Payouts
- deathcube77 from Greece-a $34,343 total prize; $10,311 bounties and a $24,032 prize
- RudyBee123 from Ireland- a $29,023 total prize; $5,016 bounties and a $24,007 prize
- sexinstruktor7 from Ukraine-a $14,682 total prize; $438 bounties and a $14,244 prize
- makkarinn from Iceland-a $11,135 total prize; $982 bounties and a $10,153 prize
- sviduslav from Belarus-a $8,837 total prize; $1,600 bounties and a $7,237 prize
- Artiz89 from Poland- a $5,993 total prize; $844 bounties and a $5,159 prize
- Deyvson 97 from Brazil-a $4,228 total prize; $551 bounties and a $3,677 prize
- elerson10 from Brazil- a $3,790 total prize; $1,169 bounties and a $2,621 prize
- VittorRod from Brazil- a $2,245 total prize; $377 bounties and a $1,868 prize
How the Final Table Played Out
Each final table qualifier won more than $2,200, including bounties. Three Brazilian players gave qualifiers from other countries a run for their money.
VittorRod was the first Brazilian entrant to leave the table. They finished ninth with $2,245 as elerson10, and Deyvson 97 followed them in the eighth and seventh position with $3,790 and $4,228 prizes, respectively.
Artiz89's luck ended when they got busted in the sixth position with a $5,993 payout. sviduslav followed them shortly in fifth place with $8,837, being the last player to make a four-figure score.
The remaining prize pool after Sviduslav's exit was huge, and each of the remaining finalists got five-figure prizes. makkarinn's run ended in fourth place with $11,135.
sexinstruktor7 made a $14,682 score from their $22 buy-in when they exited the tournament in third place. Still, their departure set up heads-up action between RudyBee123 and deathcube77, who had secured over $24,000 from the prize pool. Besides, they had equal chances to increase their bounty payments after eliminating many opponents.
The duo battled it out for a while. But the tables turned against RudyBee123 as they finished second with $5,016 bounties and a $29,023 total payout.
deathcube77 took home $34,343 in total, and out of this, over $10,000 was from busting other players. But his score wasn't the largest in the PokerStars MicroMillions Main Event's history.