After months of preparation, Americas Cardroom finally kicked off their $5 Million Venom on Sunday, July 14. Given the colossal guaranteed prize pool and $1 million first-place prize, expectations were unmistakably high for this multi-day tournament.
Yet even with all the glowing coverage leading up to this event, which features the largest guaranteed prize pool ever offered by a US-facing poker site, the $5 Million Venom has already more than lived up to the hype. And it’s just getting started.
The $5 Million Venom features up to six days of play, including three day 1 options, the first of which wrapped up late Sunday night. 785 players logged on for day 1A and after a dozen electrifying hours of play, 117 participants advanced to day 2, which is scheduled for Monday, July 22. Thanks to the great turnout, the total prize pool has already hit $1,962,500.
Americas Cardroom Poker Pro Thomas Cannuli, who plays under the username HolyCannuli on the site, currently leads the field with 9,641,417 chips. During the tournament, Cannuli remarked, “The structure is amazing and there’s tons of play. There are also more recreational players in this tournament than any other major online event that I’ve seen because they’ve literally been running satellites for six months. This is the must-play online tournament of the summer.”
Players who missed out on Sunday’s action or got knocked out prematurely have two more chances this week. With day 1B getting underway on Tuesday, July 16 and day 1C on Sunday, July 21, (both at 1 pm ET), there’s no excuse to sit on the sidelines. Americas Cardroom is also giving players unbelievable flexibility by letting them enter day 1 two or three times. Players can take whichever stack is biggest into day 2, while forfeiting the other stacks.
Americas Cardroom is still awarding hundreds of $2,650 seats in the $5 Million Venom throughout the week. There are over 250 more seats up for grabs from July 15-21. Be sure to take advantage of the site’s daily satellites, as well as these four big weekend satellites:
- The Venom $5M Satellite – 10 Seats GTD ($630.01 buy-in) Friday at 6:30 pm ET
- The Venom $5M Satellite – 20 Seats GTD ($630.01 buy-in) Saturday at 5:30 pm ET
- The Venom $5M Mega Satellite – 20 Seats GTD ($215.01 buy-in) Sunday at 11 am ET
- The Venom $5M Step 6/6 – 50 Seats GTD ($630.01 buy-in) Sunday at 12 pm ET
If you have not yet joined Americas Cardroom, here are three additional reasons why you should sign-up today:
1) New depositors can benefit from the generous 100 percent match bonus, up to $1,000.
2) Deposit and practice your game in four separate $250 New Depositor Freerolls.
3) Earn up to 20 Days of Free Jackpot Poker (fast-paced, 3-max player sit-and go’s).
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