A potentially massive overlay is anticipated in this Sunday´s $100,000 guaranteed tournament at Americas Cardroom based on recent weeks´ numbers.
On Sunday August 11th, Americas Cardroom is once again doubling the guarantee of its regular $50,000 Sunday tournament and, based on the numbers that have been playing in the feature event over recent weeks, there could be substantial overlay.
Despite being one of the fastest growing US-friendly poker sites, and introducing a value-added satellite program, Americas Cardroom has failed to attract more than 350 players to its feature Sunday tournament since the sites first “double guarantee” promotion back in June.
Where Will the Extra Players Come From?
Finding the extra numbers on a relatively small site is going to be difficult – especially when the timing of the tournament (7.00pm EDT/11.00pm GMT) effectively excludes players from outside of the US from participating.
Americas Cardroom´s $100,000 guaranteed tournament has a $200.00 + $15.00 buy-in and, even if the game attracted 400 players, this would still leave players sharing a $20,000 bonus – provided that they cash in the event.
The site has done everything it can to make the $100,000 guaranteed tournament as accessible as possible – allowing late registration for three hours and unlimited re-entries for any player who gets knocked out within the first twelve levels.
Americas Cardroom Satellite Schedule
The site has also introduced a satellite schedule which will enable players with limited bankrolls to qualify for the event. A “Stage 1” satellite with a buy-in of just $1.00 is being hosted hourly at 35 minutes past the hour, with at least one seat guaranteed into the daily “Stage 2” satellite at 6.00pm EDT. The Stage 2 satellite (which players can buy into directly for $24.00) guarantees a minimum of 2 seats into Sunday´s $100,000 tournament.
There is also a stack of last-minute super-satellites just been announced in the Americas Cardroom tournament lobby which can be found under the “Special” tab. These will run hourly throughout Sunday 11th August with buy-ins of $22.00 and guaranteeing up to 6 seats for the $100,000, up until 6.00pm (one hour before the scheduled start of the tournament) when hyper-turbos will offer players even more opportunities to qualify for the feature event.
Sunday is Going to be a Busy Night at ACR
In addition to the $100,000 guaranteed tournament (and all the last-minute qualifiers), Americas Cardroom is hosting a mega-satellite to the $500,000 Punta Cana Poker Classic in the Dominican Republic in November. A minimum of ten packages worth $4,100 are guaranteed in the mega-satellite tournament – which has a buy-in of just $55.00 – and this game kicks off just one hour before the $100,000 guaranteed event at 6.00pm EDT/10.00pm GMT.
The site will also be into the second week of its “Beast Birthday Promotion” – a month long event to celebrate one year of the Beast rake race competition. An extra $51,000 has been added to the Beast prize pool in August in daily and weekly leaderboard competitions, so the cash game tables are likely to be busy on Sunday as well as the tournament ones!