Americas Cardroom Deals 246,000 Poker Hands Daily Since 2001

As the most popular poker site available to US players, Americas Cardroom has averaged 246,000 poker hands dealt daily for the past 18 years.

By: Charles Rettmuller

That's a lot of poker - resulting in a lot of big scores for tournament players. A few more big scores landed in the accounts of winning players yesterday in the ACR Sunday Majors.

The $200,000 GTD attracted 173 entrants at the $1,000 + $50 buy-in, adding up to $173,000 in prize money. ACR dutifully topped off the rest to honor the guarantee.

"ThrowSomePop" managed a 150,000 starting chip stack wisely, parlaying it into first place prize money of $46,000. The top 27 finishers each grabbed a chunk of cash. Here are the best three:

1 ThrowSomePop $46,000
2 wywrotx $28,000
3 Whoeareya1 $21,000

Another Overlay

There was also an overlay in the $125,000 GTD Sunday Special, a $200 + $15 buy-in that met the budget of 585 entrants. The contest saw "FrancoPavane1962" ($17,312.50) finish runner-up to "toughdefeat" ($23,625).

1 toughdefeat $23,625
2 FrancoPavane1962 $17,312.50
3 MIL_O_90 $12,750

The $50,000 GTD High Roller with a $530 buy-in and another $50,000 GTD that started an hour later with a $215 entry fee both squeaked past the guarantee. A total of 105 entrants in the HR and 253 more in the latter event resulted in $52,500 and $50,600 prize pools, respectively.

Claiming titles in each were (GetMoney) ($13,125) and HelloMyMan ($10,875). "ThrowSomePop", the winner of yesterday's $200K GTD, min-cashed both tournaments.

Step to Venom

That wasn't it for ThrowSomePop with regard to cashing in tournaments on Sunday. He was also among 15 players who won a $2,650 entry to next month's massive $5,000,000 GTD Venom event that guarantees $1 million to the winner.

The tournament was Step 6 of 6, with a $600 + $30.01 buy-in and 10 seats guaranteed. Of course, a number of the 70 entrants worked their way thru the Steps rather than pay the full entry fee in Step 6.

The Venom is set to be the largest online poker tournament ever offered by a US-facing poker site. Will you be a part of it?

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