(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – November 7, 2014 – The Cage is opening its doors again in less than one week with expected more players, more money and more ferocity. The Cage takes place on November 12th at 8:00pm EST
and will last exactly four hours, up from three for the first go-around. Players can buy in directly for $5,000+100 or qualify via one of the many satellites running now, and costing as little as $1.65.
The inaugural Cage on October 8th drew rave reviews from all the participants, plus industry observers. There were 66 players in all, with the prize pool a huge $330,000
. Players bik6624235 ($29,947), UpayformyKia ($20,921) and vasya9 ($15,556) were the top-3 winners, with many of the world's biggest poker players also attending.
"The first Cage tournament was so popular that our members asked for it again, and we were more than happy to oblige," said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. "We are expecting more players, a bigger prize pool and another incredible poker battle."
The Cage is a six-max table cash game in a time-based tournament format. It is split into three levels (1 hour and 20 minutes apiece) with increasing blinds and antes. Every player will start with 5,000 in chips and it will turn into real cash money when the tourney expires.
"The Cage represents a unique opportunity to show your skills as a poker warrior and fight like a champion," Harris continued. "This is the place to be if you want unadulterated poker excitement."
Coming on November 26th (8:00pm EST) is The Cage PLO. Texas Hold'em players aren't having all the fun with this exciting Pot Limit Omaha version of The Cage. The match predicts a game with even bigger swings given the structure and the format of the PLO game.
On December 14th, Americas Cardroom will also be guaranteeing $1 million in Winning Millions, the first Sunday million-dollar tournament to hit US shores in nearly four years. Players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or find a low buy-in qualifier for just a few dollars.