(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 9, 2014 – Americas Cardroom has officially broken new ground as poker players from around the world threw punches in The Cage. After the final hand of The Cage tournament was dealt, industry experts and those watching on the major online poker forums agree that the time-based cash game was an enormous success.
"We would like to congratulate all the participants in The Cage," said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. "We witnessed a lot of heated moments at the tables as players viewed the six-figure prize pool up for grabs. In the end, we're thrilled to see a lot of players walking away feeling like champions."
The Cage surpassed all expectations in its debut. A whopping 66 players either direct bought in or qualified to the inaugural event of The Cage which took place on Wednesday, October 8th. The total prize pool was $330,000
, which meant there was plenty of money to go around for all the combatants.
However, players weren't playing for a distributed prize pool. They were playing for the exact value of their chip stack. The time-based cash game combined the excitement of a poker tournament with the adrenaline rush of a cash game. Poker players who entered the cash game did so with 5,000 in chips, with each one holding a real dollar value. Players who survived the three hours received cash for their exact chip stack.
The Cage participants had just three hours to dropkick their way to victory. Players bik6624235 ($29,947), UpayformyKia ($20,921) and vasya9 ($15,556) were the top 3 winners when the clock counted down to zero.
The Next Cage is Already Here
The date has been set for the next big time-based cash game, Americas Cardroom players can look forward to another groundbreaking online poker event on November 12, 2014 at 8:00pm ET. Satellites are already running from as low as $1.65.
The Cage PLO
On November 26, 2014 just 2 weeks after the next Cage, Americas Cardroom has announced a PLO event with a similar structure. There's been a massive player interest for such an event, as a result Americas Cardroom executives have decided to listen to their players and deliver once again.