ACR Poker announces biggest-ever Venom tournament–$12,500,000 guaranteed

Mo Afdhal
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Posted on: January 26, 2024 1:45 pm EST

It’s back–and bigger than ever before.

ACR Poker’s The Venom, the crown jewel in the provider’s offerings, returns this spring in style to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the tournament. The $12,500,000 guarantee marks the largest-ever in the tournament’s history, topping last year’s guarantee by $2,500,000.

From April 14th to May 1st the Venom will dominate the online poker streets as the biggest online tournament the United States has seen in nearly fifteen years. The first of five Day 1s starts April 14th, followed by Day 2 on the 29th, Day 3 on the 30th, and the final table–live streamed on ACR Poker’s Twitch channel–kicks off May 1st.

The winner of this year’s Venom will instantly become a millionaire, but they won’t be the only one as the tournament will crown multiple millionaires.

Last year’s winner Brandon Lulov triumphed over a field of 3,522 entrants and took home $1,577,970 for his efforts. The win for Lulov was especially impressive given the strength of the final table, with players like former ACR Pro Jonathan “apestyles” Van Fleet and high stakes professional Chris “2Rich2Care” Hunichen both in the mix.

Chris Moneymaker playing at the 2023 World Series of Poker
ACR Pro Chris Moneymaker

“Jumping into prestigious tournaments like Venom is hands down the best way to improve your
game and feel the excitement of big tournament action,” said ACR Pro Chris Moneymaker. “With
$12.5 million up for grabs and lots of ways to qualify for as little as $0 through free-rolls and
satellites, there’s never been a better time to have your one time and take a shot at ACR’s biggest
Venom ever – see you at the tables.”

The direct buy-in for this year’s Venom, priced at $2,650, isn’t the only way for players to get in on the action. Players can score tickets to the Venom on the cheaper side by winning Venom Fever satellite events or competing on The Beast leaderboards. In the coming weeks, ACR Poker will release further details on how to fight for your piece of the prize pool without breaking the bankroll.

The Venom schedule

Flight/DayDateStart Time (ET)
Day 1AApril 14th1:05pm
Day 1BApril 18th1:05pm
Day 1CApril 21st1:05pm
Day 1DApril 25th1:05pm
Day 1EApril 28th1:05pm
Day 2April 29th1:05pm
Day 3April 30th1:05pm
FTMay 1st4:05pm