The WPN (Winning Poker Network) has announced a new tournament, The Venom. This time, compared to the previous similar event, the prize pool has been increased by two million dollars, and now it is $ 10 million! Players can even qualify for the tournament for free – read about this and much more below.
Brief description of the event:
- Dates: from July 23 to August 4 2021;
- Main event buy-in: $2650;
- Guaranteed prize pool: $10 000 000;
- Unlimited re-entries;
- Starting stack: 187.5 BB;
- Raising blinds: 20 minutes;
- Late registration: up to level 21 (about 7 hours).
The structure of the tournament is as follows: the event has 4 flights, in each of which you can register directly for $ 2650, or qualify for them through satellites. Passing on the second day will not allow you to take part in other flights, even if you have a small stack. Qualifying flights are held with the usual structure up to level 29, after which the stack is automatically carried over to the second day.
This tournament has a record prize pool in the history of The Venom. In total, 4 tournaments were held, the maximum prize fund of which reached $ 8 million. This time, PokerKing promises two prizes of over a million dollars at once, which will go to the first and second place players.
The Venom schedule:
- Day 1A – July 23 at 8:00 PM Moscow time;
- Day 1B – July 25 at 8:00 PM Moscow time;
- Day 1С – July 30 at 8:00 PM Moscow time;
- Day 1D – August 1 at 8:00 PM Moscow time;
- Day 2 – August 2 at 8:00 PM Moscow time, the game is played for about 11 hours;
- Day 3 – August 3 at 8:00 PM Moscow time, the game will end when the players reach the final table;
- Day 4 – August 4 at 11:59 PM Moscow time – lasts until the winner of The Venom is determined.
How to qualify for the main event?
There are several ways to qualify for The Venom with a buy-in of $ 2650. Firstly, you can take part in regular satellites, or you can get to the main event through special mega-satellites. Let’s take a look at all the methods in more detail.
Venom Blitz Cyclones Steps is a network of tournaments with 9 buy-in levels. The first starts at $ 0.11, and the last, ninth, has an admission fee of $ 880. The player can independently choose the level from which he will start the selection, and to move on to the next stage, you need to fill 5000 chips at the table. All qualifiers are held in Blitz Poker mode.
Venom On Demand Steps is a similar satellite network, also consisting of 9 levels. The only difference is that tournaments are held in the On Demand format. If you are not ready to take risks, then, since July 19, special free-rolls are being held in the room, the prizes in which are entrances to the first level;
Venom On Demand Skips – A tournament grid with 5 levels, similar to Venom On Demand Steps;
Venom Fever are special mega satellites in which entrances directly to The Venom are played out. You can take part in such a qualifying tournament either through the above grids or through the Venom Fever satellites. The guaranteed prize pool is 886 tickets at $ 2650.
Updates in the PokerKing client
Client updates were released in the PokerKing room, including:
- Sound effects during the game and the opening of a new Blitz table – new sound effects have been added to the client, for example, when a jackpot is dropped in SnG tournaments;
- Ability to disable animation in Blitz Poker – if you wish, you can disable animations to reduce the load on the system;
- Changes to multi-day tournaments – when participating in multi-day tournaments, you will not be able to play flights if you already have an entrance on the second day;
- Increased security – players using prohibited software will be subject to additional checks and blocking;
- Bankroll inheritance function – you can transfer your entire bankroll to another player in case of sudden death.