Americas Cardroom $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Kicks Off This Week

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Americas Cardroom $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Kicks Off This Week
17 Oct

There's still time to grab the hottest ticket in town, that ticket being a seat to Americas Cardroom's $5 million guaranteed Venom PKO!

The event that everyone is talking about begins with Flight 1A on Thursday, October 20, to be followed by three additional opening flights before survivors continue on to Day 2 and beyond. Those survivors will be vying for prize money that will probably be in the neighborhood of $800,000 to $1 million for first place after prize pool and bounty winnings are tallied.

The previous edition of the ACR Venom PKO with $5 Million GTD last May saw the winner take home a whopping $814,498. That amount was accumulated via $503,318 from the prize pool and $311,180 in bounties collected along the way.

The bounty money adds up as you knockout your opponents - half of their bounty is yours to keep and the other half gets added to the bounty on your own head. The more players you eliminate from the tournament, the more money you win, hence the acronym PKO - which stands for Progressive Knockout.

A seat to the $5M venom PKO is $2,650, with half reserved for the prize pool and the other half affixed as the bounty. The $2,650 buy-in isn't a deterrent to even the most recreational players as there are mega ways to win a seat to the massive tournament that's in line to shatter records as the largest PKO tourney in the history of online poker.

You can actually win a seat to the Venom PKO for free, or for a small fraction of the actual buy-in. Here's how:

  • Freerolls - ACR holds daily freerolls that lead to Satellites and Mega Satellites that can eventually lead to a Venom PKO seat.
  • Direct entry satellites - Just $32 stands between you and entry into the Venom PKO. These sattys also run daily.
  • Blitz Steps - There are 9 Venom PKO Blitz Step levels that start at just 11 cents to enter. Move up each step by accumulating chips. Work your way through all the steps and grab some Venom PKO Fever and a $2,650 seat with your winning ticket.
  • On Demand Step and Skip Tournaments - Buy-in at the step of your choice in On Demand Step tourneys that begin once the minimum number of required players register. Skip Tournaments permit players to jump a step or two along the way to securing a $2,650 Venom PKO seat.

Check out the video below for more information. Keep in mind that you can enter any one of the four starting flights that start on Oct. 20 and finish on Oct. 30. You can win a seat and enter the $5 million GTD Venom PKO right on up until the day before Halloween!

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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