The first time based poker tournament at America’s Cardroom was a big success. 66 poker players qualified either through the $5000 buy-in or through satellite wins as low as $1.50. On the table was $330,000. The success of the tournament came as a big surprise. The original jackpot estimate was $250,000 but in the final hours leading up to the tournament more than 27 players joined bringing the pot to $330,000. The winner at the conclusion of the three hour tournament was bik6624235 who won with a full house. His take home for the event was nearly $30,000. Winners get a free bank wire.
America’s Cardroom saw a mixture of successful players and newbies. Some surprises were Kenyantrackstar and Common Joe Jug who were knocked out. They have won consistently in big money tournaments in the past.
The Cage will be back in November. Satellites are underway now at America’s Cardroom.