Venom PKO $5 Million Guaranteed kicks off April 30

Geoff Fisk
Published by:
Posted on: April 21, 2021 6:16 pm EDT

Latest chapter of the WPN series promises another massive prize pool

Members of the Americas Cardroom Team Pros squad are abuzz on social media, as the latest installment of ACR’s biggest tournament series comes to the Winning Poker Network next weekend.

The $5 Million Guaranteed Venom PKO begins on April 30 with the first of four opening-day flights. The tournament plays out over a two-week span, with the final table scheduled for Wednesday, May 11.

The Winning Poker Network family of sites hosts the upcoming Venom PKO, and U.S. players can access the network on Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, and True Poker.

The Venom PKO features the progressive knockout format. The $2,650 buy-in tournament offers a $5 million guaranteed prize pool, and as per Venom tradition that prize money represents one of the biggest guarantees of any U.S.-facing online tournament in 2021 so far.

Venom PKO $5 Million Guaranteed dates

Friday, April 30Day 1A*
Sunday, May 2ndDay 1B*
Friday, May 7thDay 1C*
Sunday, May 9thDay 1D*
Monday, May 10thDay 2
Tuesday, May 11thDay 3
Wednesday, May 12Final Table
*All Day 1 flights start at 1 pm EDT

Online poker’s biggest PKO tournament returns to WPN

The upcoming Venom PKO marks the first of two runs of the progressive knockout tournament on WPN in 2021. The $5 million guaranteed prize pool makes the Venom PKO the biggest progressive knockout tournament in the world.

The previous chapter of the Venom PKO ran this past fall, with big player turnout leading to a smashing of the $5 million guarantee. A total of 2,711 entries pushed the final prize pool to $6,777,500.

Grinder ‘pinguinachica’ emerged victorious in the tournament, winning $751,067. That total included the $477,814 first-place prize, and an additional $273,253 in bounties.

The progressive bounties and tournament prize money will likely hit big numbers again for the next edition of the Venom PKO. The $2,650 buy-in event offers four Day 1 flights, on April 30, May 2, May 7, and May 9.

Survivors from those four Day 1 flights return as a combined field for Day 2 action on May 10. The tournament plays on for three more days from there, and a champion will be crowned on Wednesday, May 12.

“It means a great opportunity to win a boatload of cash,” said ACR Team Pro Jeff Boski in a Twitter video post on Wednesday. “Six figures at the final table. Nits will be punished; aggressive maniacs will be rewarded.”

“It is the biggest, the baddest, the most brutal PKO on the planet,” added ACR Team Pro Jon Pardy.

Check back with for more insights from the ACR Team Pros as the Venom PKO approaches. Need to brush up on your poker rules before the Venom begins? Check out our poker hand rankings chart.

Featured image source: Americas Cardroom