Gamblers around the world have needed to become more involved in online play at present due to the lockdown measures in place around the world. One of the ways in which players have been able to enjoy poker during this time is in the form of some new competitions that have been set up by some of the leading poker sites available on the net.
Now, one of the biggest poker sites has created an online competition that players in the United States will be able to take advantage of. The competition will begin on the 24th July, and is called ‘The Venom’. The event will run until the 7th August, and best yet, there is a huge prize pot up for grabs for players that are involved.
Huge Prize Fund In Americas Cardroom ‘The Venom’
The competition will be one of the most lucrative available to American gamblers when it begins in just over two months time. There is a huge prize fund of $7 million up for grabs in guaranteed prize money for players. Furthermore, there will be multiple Day 1 offerings for the players, with winners of ‘The Venom’ taking home at least $1 million in winnings.
However, entry into the competition will not be on the cheap side, with players having to fork out $2,650 for a buy-in. Regardless, the buy-in will be worth the price. Should players be looking for another way into the competition then there will be a variety of different events on going that players will be able to win their ticket for The Venom. These events will be available for gamblers to see on the Americas Cardroom website.
There are nine different Cyclone events available for players to get involved in, with entries for these ranging from $0.1 all the way to $850. Should you be looking for a different event, then you will also be in luck as there is also Sit & Go and Step tournaments available for players to earn their ticket for the major event that takes place on the 27th July. These competition buy-ins will be the same as the Cyclone events.
Christian Jeppsson Wins First WPT Online Event
In other competition news, Christian Jeppsson will be celebrating this week as he won the World Poker Tour main event online. The Swedish player was in fine form as he outlasted 2,130 other players to win the $3,200 buy-in WPT Online. It was an excellent performance, as the Swede walked away with a place in the history books as well as a prize fund of $923,786.
He was able to see off Viktor Ustinov in the heads up game. There was only set to be a prize fund of $5 million but that rose to $6.39 million after the number of entries exceeded expectations. The top 312 players all got a piece of the pie, with some of the biggest poker stars competing in the final stages. Among those were Ema Zajmovic and Martin Jacobson, who finished 25th and 23rd respectively. Also, Benny Glaser and Dmitry Yurasov went deep in the competition as they finished eleventh and ninth respectively.