Venom Poker Tournament

Prepare to be part of poker history with the $12.5 Million guaranteed Venom, our most colossal tournament ever! Since its debut, Venom has shattered records and expectations, growing from a groundbreaking $5 Million event to a now unparalleled $12.5 Million guaranteed prize pool.

Imagine the thrill of competing in a tournament where multiple players will become millionaires, joining the ranks of poker legends with life-changing wins.

Mark your calendars for April 14th to May 1st and prepare for the most thrilling poker experience of your life. Will you seize your ‘One Time’ moment?

$12.5 MILLION

$12.5 MILLION

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OUR BIGGEST TOURNAMENT EVER IS COMING THIS APRIL!

$12.5 Million GTD Venom (our biggest tourney ever – by far!)

In 2019 we debuted our $5 Million Venom and two years later we doubled it to $10 Million. Now we’re about to do the unimaginable, unthinkable, unmissable!

The $12.5 Million GTD Venom is coming in April 2024. There will be multiple millionaires crowned with a lot more players taking home life-changing scores.

Now, all you have to do is ask yourself – is this your One Time!?

Why the $12.5 Million GTD Venom could change your life:

  • Multiple $1 Million+ winners will be crowned.
  • Blows away our previous highest tourney by $2.5 Million.
  • Lots of ways to win your $2,650 seat, starting at $0.
  • Five Day 1’s, including three Sundays for the first time.
  • Huge additional Venom Special tournaments.

Schedule

April 14th to May 1st

  • Day 1A – Sunday, April 14th at 1:05pm ET
  • Day 1B – Thursday, April 18th at 1:05pm ET
  • Day 1C – Sunday, April 21st at 1:05pm ET
  • Day 1D – Thursday, April 25th at 1:05pm ET
  • Day 1E – Sunday, April 28th at 1:05pm ET
  • Day 2 – Monday, April 29th at 1:05pm ET
  • Day 3 – Tuesday, April 30th at 1:05pm ET
  • Final Table – Wednesday, May 1st at 4:05pm ET

Ways To Qualify

Every way you can win your $2,650 ticket starting at $0!

Staking

With Staking, you can purchase a piece of another player’s buy-in and experience the thrill of the game without actually playing a hand. Want to curb your variance? You can also choose to ‘get staked’ yourself and reduce the cost and unpredictability of playing in the Venom.

The best part? The Staking feature is 100% backed by us, so you can stake with peace of mind. It’s secure, user-friendly, and a whole lot of fun. Want to know more? Check out the promotion page and join the excitement!

Venom Specials

DATETIMETOURNAMENTBUY-INDETAIL
Sunday, April 148:05VenomSpecial Euro WarmUp – $75,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
8:05VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD$55 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:15VenomSpecial Euro HR – $250,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15min Blinds – 35K SS
12:05VenomSpecial Sunday HR – $1,000,000 GTD$630 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
12:05VenomSpecial PKO – $300,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
12:05VenomSpecial PKO – $150,000 GTD$66 4h LR – 20/10/12min Blinds – 125K SS
13:05THE VENOM – $12,500,000 GTD [Day 1A]$2,650 9h20min – 20min Blinds – 300K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $75,000 GTD$33 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 125K SS
16:10VenomSpecial – $100,000 GTD$88 3h LR – 15/8/10min Blinds – 25K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO HR – $150,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 35K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO – $100,000 GTD PLO 6-Max$1,050 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 150K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO – $50,000 GTD PLO8 6-Max$630 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 150K SS
18:15VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD Loncar Daily Double$88 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
18:45VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD Loncar Daily Double$88 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
19:30VenomSpecial Hyper – $50,000 GTD$310 90min LR – 5/4/5min Blinds – 40K SS
Thursday, April 1810:15VenomSpecial – $75,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:30VenomSpecial – $75,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:30VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD$55 5h LR – 15/10min Blinds – 50K SS
13:05THE VENOM – $12,500,000 GTD [Day 1B]$2,650 9h20min – 20min Blinds – 300K SS
13:05VenomSpecial HR – $200,000 GTD$630 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
13:05VenomSpecial – $150,000 GTD$215 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $150,000 GTD$1,050 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $80,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
16:05VenomSpecial HR – $60,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 35K SS
16:05VenomSpecial – $60,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
17:05VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD$215 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
 
 
DATETIMETOURNAMENTBUY-INDETAIL
Sunday, April 218:05VenomSpecial Euro WarmUp – $75,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
8:05VenomSpecial – $40,000 GTD$55 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:15VenomSpecial Euro HR – $200,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15min Blinds – 35K SS
11:30VenomSpecial PKO – $60,000 GTD$16.50 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 125K SS
12:05VenomSpecial Sunday HR – $750,000 GTD$630 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
12:05VenomSpecial PKO – $300,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
12:05VenomSpecial PKO – $150,000 GTD$66 4h LR – 20/10/12min Blinds – 125K SS
13:05THE VENOM – $12,500,000 GTD [Day 1C]$2,650 9h20min – 20min Blinds – 300K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $75,000 GTD$33 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 125K SS
16:10VenomSpecial – $80,000 GTD$88 3h LR – 15/8/10min Blinds – 25K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO HR – $150,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 35K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO – $50,000 GTD PLO 6-Max$630 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 150K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO – $50,000 GTD PLO8 6-Max$630 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 150K SS
18:15VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD Loncar Daily Double$88 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
18:45VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD Loncar Daily Double$88 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
19:30VenomSpecial – $40,000 GTD 6-Max$215 2h24min LR – 12/10min Blinds – 25K SS
Thursday, April 2510:15VenomSpecial – $75,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:30VenomSpecial – $75,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:30VenomSpecial – $60,000 GTD$55 5h LR – 15/10min Blinds – 50K SS
13:05THE VENOM – $12,500,000 GTD [Day 1D]$2,650 9h20min – 20min Blinds – 300K SS
13:05VenomSpecial HR – $200,000 GTD$630 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
13:05VenomSpecial – $150,000 GTD$215 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $150,000 GTD$1,050 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $100,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
16:05VenomSpecial HR – $75,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 35K SS
16:05VenomSpecial – $60,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
17:05VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD$215 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
 
DATETIMETOURNAMENTBUY-INDETAIL
Sunday, April 288:05VenomSpecial Euro WarmUp – $75,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
8:05VenomSpecial – $40,000 GTD$55 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
10:15VenomSpecial Euro HR – $250,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15min Blinds – 35K SS
11:30VenomSpecial PKO – $60,000 GTD$16.50 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 125K SS
12:05VenomSpecial Sunday HR – $1,000,000 GTD$630 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
12:05VenomSpecial PKO – $300,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
12:05VenomSpecial PKO – $150,000 GTD$66 4h LR – 20/10/12min Blinds – 125K SS
13:05THE VENOM – $12,500,000 GTD [Day 1E]$2,650 9h20min – 20min Blinds – 300K SS
13:30VenomSpecial – $300,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
13:30VenomSpecial PKO – $75,000 GTD$33 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 125K SS
16:10VenomSpecial – $100,000 GTD$88 3h LR – 15/8/10min Blinds – 25K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO HR – $150,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 35K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO – $100,000 GTD PLO 6-Max$1,050 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 150K SS
17:05VenomSpecial PKO – $50,000 GTD PLO8 6-Max$630 4h LR – 20/10min Blinds – 150K SS
18:15VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD Loncar Daily Double$88 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
18:45VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD Loncar Daily Double$88 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
19:30VenomSpecial Hyper – $75,000 GTD$515 90min LR – 5/4/5min Blinds – 40K SS
Monday, April 2910:15VenomSpecial – $60,000 GTD$55 4h30min LR – 15/10min Blinds – 50K SS
10:30VenomSpecial – $60,000 GTD$215 4h LR – 15/12min Blinds – 35K SS
11:30VenomSpecial PKO – $75,000 GTD$109 4h LR – 20/12min Blinds – 150K SS
13:05THE VENOM – $12,500,000 GTD [Day2]$2,650
13:05VenomSpecial – $500,000 GTD$1,050.00 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
13:05VenomSpecial – $150,000 GTD$215 5h LR – 15min Blinds – 50K SS
13:05VenomSpecial PKO HR – $200,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/20min Blinds – 35K SS
13:30VenomSpecial – $100,000 GTD$109 5h LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 50K SS
14:05VenomSpecial PKO – $40,000 GTD$66 4h LR – 20/10/12min Blinds – 125K SS
16:05VenomSpecial – $75,000 GTD$630 3h30min LR – 15/12/15min Blinds – 35K SS
16:05VenomSpecial – $50,000 GTD$215 3h LR – 12min Blinds – 20K SS
 

Terms and Conditions

  • Once you qualify to Day 2, you are not permitted to register into any other Day 1 flight.  There is no option to play a separate Day 1 after you’ve qualified to obtain a bigger stack.
  • You cannot sell your primary ticket, only players with multiple tickets may sell the extras.
  • If you have won multiple Venom tickets that you wish to sell, then you may do so at whatever price you and the buyer agree upon. To do this, both parties must email tickettrade@winningpokernetwork.com from their email address registered to their WPN player account and confirm the price agreed and that they’re willing to purchase/sell.
  • If you have one entry and wish to purchase additional entries, you may do so. If the extra entry (or entries) are not used by the end of late registration on the last Day 1 (April 28th, 2024) during the upcoming Venom tournament, you must wait until the next Venom tournament.
  • Only $2,650 Venom tickets are transferable. Tickets of any other kind for any other tournament are non-transferable and will expire within a year of their date of issue.
  • $2,650 Venom tickets are to be used exclusively for Venom tournaments.
  • Players may only use one Winning Poker Network account to play the April/May $12.5 Million Venom tournament.
  • Players who have more than one ticket across multiple Winning Poker Network accounts must contact customer service to transfer their tickets to one account only before Day 1A of the $12.5 Million Venom tournament starts on Sunday, April 14th.
  • Players who fail to contact customer service to have their tickets combined into one account will automatically forfeit all tickets when the tournament begins, and all their Winning Poker Network accounts will be permanently banned.
  • Any winnings will be forfeited from players who have been discovered playing the April/May $12.5 Million Venom from more than one Winning Poker Network account.
  • Deal-making at the final table is permitted.
  • ACR Poker reserves the right to change the terms and conditions within a reasonable timeframe prior to the event.

How The Venom Became A Poker Powerhouse
A Tale of Chips and Champions

Imagine sitting at your computer, your heartbeat syncing with the shuffle of cards, the virtual felt of the table an ocean of possibilities, and the prize pool — a life-changing sum just waiting to be claimed. Welcome to the gripping narrative of the Venom at ACR Poker.  A record-breaking tournament that now boasts a whopping $12.5 million guaranteed prize pool.

But let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Join us as we reminisce about how the Venom transformed from a bold idea into the biggest event in online poker.

Starting Hand: The 2019 Debut

Step back to 2019, a time when The Venom as we now know it was just a bold gleam in ACR Poker’s eye. Sure, the US-facing poker site had hosted its share of $1,000,000 GTD Venom tournaments, but ACR Poker was ready to make waves, command headlines, and break records.

The site decided to add some serious bite to the Venom by offering a staggering $5 million guaranteed prize pool. The poker community watched, waited, and then — boom! — 2,076 competitors dove into the inaugural $5 Million Venom in July 2019.

When the dust settled, Rafael Moraes from Brazil, known on the felt as ‘TheBigKid’, pocketed $1,049,283 of the $5,190,000 final prize pool. And here’s a kicker — his prize was in Bitcoin.  Not only did he get paid instantly, but that feat showcased the power of Bitcoin and earned the Winning Poker Network the Guinness World Record for the largest cryptocurrency payment in an online poker tournament.

But the $5 Million Venom proved to be a mere warm-up. In the chill of December 2019, Venom returned and boy, did it return with gusto. This time, the guaranteed prize pool was 20% larger at an impressive $6,000,000.  And thanks to 2,558 entrants, the final prize pool hit a hefty $6,395,000. ‘Galodoido13’ ultimately struck gold with a seven-figure sum of $1,037,960 for finishing first.

And let’s not forget the introduction of cyclones. ACR Poker’s innovative take on satellite tournaments added a whirlwind of excitement to the tournament and made it even easier and more affordable for players to secure Venom seats.

Let’s zoom back to August 2020.  During a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, when unprecedented global challenges pushed many to seek solace and entertainment remotely, ACR Poker provided an extraordinary opportunity with its biggest Venom to date.  With a $7 million guaranteed prize pool, the tourney not only gave players an extra reason to stay in but also offered a golden chance to win life-changing money amidst global upheaval.

Thanks to 3,872 competitors fueling the action, the $7 Million GTD Venom soared to an eye-popping $9,680,000. Now, picture this: TRT-Vitor and FORRESTRANFAR, two players who probably walked in hoping for a good run, ended up turning their poker dreams into reality, earning astonishing amounts of $1,394,821 and $1,282,666, respectively. They didn’t just laugh all the way to the bank; they practically danced down the streets of Fort Knox! Becoming millionaires in a matter of days, they reminded us all why we shuffle up and deal in the first place.

In January 2021, ACR upped the Venom ante yet again with a hefty $8 million guaranteed prize pool. Now, imagine this: 3,774 entrants from around the globe, all logging on, each dreaming of poker stardom and a seven-figure payday. As the cards flew and the virtual chips stacked, the prize pool swelled to an astonishing $9,435,000, the second biggest one yet.

In the end, it was Ramon ‘PORKONOMAR’ Kropmann from Brazil who bested the competition. His prize? A cool $1,113,330. Talk about starting the new year with a bang!

The fifth Venom tournament, which ACR Poker hosted in July and August 2021, was one for the record books. They pulled out all the stops with a jaw-dropping $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool — their very first foray into the realm of eight-figure prize pools. Obviously, it did not disappoint. The tournament attracted a whopping 3,930 entrants, all eager to get their hands on that sweet, sweet cash. Interestingly, this ambitious event had a $175,000 overlay.

But the massive prize pool was just part of the story. The lineup of poker royalty that graced this tournament was nothing short of spectacular. We’re talking big names like ACR Pros Chris Moneymaker, Jon Van Fleet, Jeff Boski, Ebony Kenney, Drew Gonzalez, Michael Loncar, Robert Kuhn, Jon Pardy, and Vanessa Kade. That’s enough star power to light up the Las Vegas Strip, but you didn’t need to leave home to take it all in.

Now, amidst this All-Star ensemble and a sea of hopefuls, it was California’s own Sohale Khalili, going by the moniker ‘BabyBowser’, who emerged as the champion of champions. This poker virtuoso danced through the Venom to snag a life-changing $1,514,000.

With another jaw-dropping $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, the January 2022 Venom wasn’t just another day at the office. Imagine the excitement as 3,782 players piled in, each eyeing a slice of that gigantic pie. But here’s the kicker: there was a $545,000 overlay, sweetening the pot and giving players even more bang for their buck – talk about a good deal getting even better!

Then came the cherry on top: the introduction of the Staking feature. Suddenly, you didn’t need to be a card shark to get a piece of the action. This small innovation paid big dividends, as it allowed players to invest in others by buying parts of their tournament buy-ins.  Imagine winning big without ever having to play a single hand.  Of course, the staking feature, which remains popular to this day, has two sides, giving players the chance to invest in other players or sell a piece of their own action to fund their dreams.

When the dust settled in the $10 Million Venom, it was Stefan ‘BoBomb14’ Nemetz who became ACR Poker’s latest millionaire. The Austrian pocketed a cool $1,180,000 for first place.

The summer of 2022 wasn’t just sizzling because of the sun. ACR Poker was turning 21, and like any newly-minted 21-year-old, they knew the way to celebrate was with something big. Enter, the $10,000,000 GTD Venom tournament – a testament to their coming of age in the poker world.

The party was in full swing as a wave of 4,017 players joined in, bringing enthusiasm and high hopes. It felt like every chip clink knew it was part of something special, as the prize pool tickled the ceiling and went beyond, landing at a hefty $10,042,500. Boom! Just like that, history was made. ACR Poker had not only thrown the ultimate birthday bash but had also outdone itself by hosting the biggest tournament in its history.

How did they pull it off? Well, it might have been those free satellite tournaments – little golden tickets for the hopefuls, giving everyone a shot at the big time without the big spend. And wouldn’t you know it, when the final card hit the table, it was ‘Manuma29’ from Argentina who must have felt like the confetti was just for him, bagging $1,169,951 for first place. Talk about a birthday present!

ACR’s $10 Million GTD Venom returned in January 2023 to much fanfare. This time, ACR Poker awarded $2.5 million worth of seats or 1,015 entries in all. Yet despite the site’s generosity and the inclusion of more Mega Satellites, the tournament only saw 3,646 entries, resulting in a handsome $885,000 overlay. When it was all said and done, Estonia’s own ‘BochkarevRU’ clinched the top spot and walked away $1,200,000 richer.

The July-August 2023 rendition of the $10 Million GTD Venom brought about a remarkable development. With only 3,522 entries, the event saw its largest overlay ever—a considerable $1,195,000. That’s bigger than the prize pool of most online poker tournaments!  It’s the kind of cash that would make even the likes of Warren Buffett do a double take.

As the last card was dealt, New York pro Brandon Lulov, known as ‘S3L3NAGOM3ZZ’ on ACR Poker, went home with a record-breaking $1,577,970. Notably, Jon Van Fleet, better known as “Apestyles” and a celebrated ACR Pro at the time of the tournament, secured the sixth spot, scoring a cool $326,370.

High-stakes pros weren’t left behind either, as Chris Hunichen, playing as ‘2Rich2Care’, clinched third place and earned a sweet $838,960. Former psychologist turned poker pro Michael ‘YoungHoodie’ Perrone finished seventh for $238,250, and Michael Miller, a WSOP Circuit ring winner, also made a significant mark by taking the eighth spot for a solid $173,920.

The tale of the Venom continues. The next episode arrives in April 2024, presenting an eye-watering $12.5 Million GTD prize pool, especially since it will crown at least three millionaires.  Yet the Venom isn’t just broadening the online poker landscape; it’s transforming into a narrative filled with unique, eventful chapters.

Are you set for what lies ahead? Make sure to secure your spot and let your skills write the next lines in the Venom’s rich story. Remember, each hand in the Venom tournament has the potential to carve your legacy in poker history.

To learn more about the $12.5 Million Venom  and secure your seat, visit the promo page at ACR Poker.

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