ACR $5M GTD Venom Kicks Off with Tom "HolyCannuli" Cannuli Chip Leader

The largest ever online poker tournament at a US-facing site got underway with Day 1A yesterday of the $5 million guaranteed Venom at Americas Cardroom and Tom HolyCannuli Cannuli bagged the chip lead with 9,641,417.

By: Charles Rettmuller

Trailing Cannuli is "ninjazebra" with 6,393,919 and "Dogerson" at 5,000,883. They were part of an opening day that saw 785 entrants take to the virtual felt with an eye on the $1 million first place prize.

A total of 117 players made it on to Day 2 that commences on Monday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. ET. But before Day 2 takes place, two more Day 1s will be played, with Day 1B set for Tuesday, July 16 and Day 1C on Sunday, July 21.

There's still plenty of time to grab a seat to the history-making Venom for the $2,650 buy-in, or to win a seat via a bunch of satellites and step tournaments running now at Americas Cardroom. Remember, the event features the Biggest Stack Option, so players can enter Days 1s as often as they like and carry their largest stack forward to Day 2.

As of this writing, 16 players are registered for Day 1B and 42 more for Day 1C. That brings the current total number of entrants to 843. That equates to $2.1 million in buy-ins thus far.

We're looking at the possibility of a healthy overlay, depending of course on how many more players enter on the final two Day 1s. ACR is certainly shooting for the moon with a $5 million guarantee, which may result in tremendous value for those who participate.

Keep in mind that Step 1 freerolls are running daily, permitting the possibility of winning a Venom seat for absolutely nothing. Cheap satellites of just a few dollars are also available, giving players ample opportunities to be a part of this record-breaking event!

Satellite Schedule

On Demand    

Name GTD Buy-In Fee Min. Players
The Venom Step 6/6 1 Seat GTD 1 Seat to The Venom -  $5,000,000 GTD $600,00 $30,01 5 players
The Venom $5M Step 2/2 2 Seats GTD 2 Seats to The Venom  - $5,000,000 GTD $400,00 $20,00 12 players

Scheduled

Date Name Buy-In Fee Time
Monday The Venom $5M Satellite - 5 Seats GTD $50,00 $5,01 4:00 PM
Monday The Venom $5M Satellite - 10 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 6:30 PM
Monday The Venom $5M Mega Satellite - 25 Seats GTD $200,00 $15,01 6:00 PM
Monday The Venom $5M Satellite - 5 Seats GTD $50,00 $5,01 8:00 PM
Tuesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 2 Seats GTD $15,00 $1,51 4:00 PM
Tuesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 15 Seats GTD $200,00 $15,01 6:00 PM
Tuesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 25 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 8:00 PM
Wednesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 2 Seats GTD $15,00 $1,51 4:00 PM
Wednesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 5 Seats GTD $50,00 $50,01 4:00 PM
Wednesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 10 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 6:30 PM
Wednesday The Venom $5M Satellite - 15 Seats GTD $200,00 $15,51 8:00 PM
Thursday The Venom $5M Satellite - 3 Seats GTD $20,00 $2,00 5:00 PM
Thursday The Venom $5M Satellite - 10 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 6:30 PM
Thursday The Venom $5M Satellite - 15 Seats GTD $200,00 $15,51 7:00 PM
Friday The Venom $5M Satellite - 10 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 6:30 PM
Saturday The Venom $5M Satellite - 20 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 5:30 PM
Sunday The Venom $5M Mega Satellite - 20 Seats GTD $200,00 $15,01 11:00 AM
Sunday The Venom $5M Step 6/6 - 50 Seats GTD $600,00 $30,01 12:00 PM

 

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