OSS IX Gets Underway at Americas Cardroom Today
Americas Cardroom´s ninth Online Super Series gets underway today with more than $3 million in guaranteed prize money distributed over seventy-seven events.
If you follow PokerNewsReport.com, you may recall how last week we reported Americas Cardroom´s three-tiered OSS Cubed series had got off to a flying start, with the first eighteen events in the Mini Online Super Series (MOSS) smashing their guaranteed prize pools by a minimum of 50%.
The first leg of the OSS Cubed series maintained its popularity all the way through to the final event. Over the eight days of mini buy-in action, the $681,825 guaranteed MOSS series paid out more than $1,050,000 to thousands of players. But now it is time for the OSS Cubed Series to start in earnest.
From today until April 30th, Americas Cardroom will be hosting its ninth Online Super Series. OSS IX consists of seventy-seven events with more than $3 million guaranteed in prize money. The series has something for everyone, with a good variety of tournaments and buy-ins ranging from $1.10 to $540.
Today´s Action Guaranteed for More Than $200,000
OSS IX starts with a $109.00 buy-in NL Hold´em tournament starting at 3:30pm (ET) that has a $125,000 guaranteed prize pool – more than what most other sites can guarantee for their Sunday feature tournaments. This deep stack tournament has a five hour late registration period and a host of low buy-in satellites to enable as many players as possible to qualify right up until the last minute.
During the late registration period, two other notable tournaments will be getting underway. A $26.00 buy-in PL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max Knockout event (5:00pm ET) should test the skillsets of any player considering playing multiple events at the same time; and an hour later the big guns are back in action with a $109.00 buy-in “BIG 10” event guaranteed for $50,000.
Today´s action wraps up with two “regular” events – a $27.50 buy-in NL Hold´em tournament guaranteed for $20,000 (8:00pm ET) and a $4.40 buy-in NL Hold´em tournament guaranteed for $4,000 (9:00pm ET). That´s not a bad start for a lengthy series, and there is more to come tomorrow and Friday with ten more valuable events guaranteeing $280,000 in prize money.
Looking Ahead to the First Weekend of OSS IX
The level of action steps up a gear over the first weekend of OSS IX with sixteen events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The variety of skills needed to succeed in multiple events will tax players to the maximum, as the schedule includes Knockout and Super Knockout tournaments, PL Omaha and NL Omaha Hi/Lo tournaments, 6-Max and full ring tournaments, and a $1,050 buy-in Cage event.
Players looking for significant guaranteed prize pools will not be disappointed. Three events starting within an hour of each other on Sunday guarantee more than $½ million in prize money – including an enhanced version of Americas Cardroom´s regular Sunday Special, which has had its usual guarantee of $150,000 increased to $350,000 for the first weekend of OSS IX.
The weekend wraps up with three Turbo Megastack tournaments starting simultaneously at 9:00pm ET with buy-ins of $2.20, $27.50 and $109.00, before the series resumes next Monday with another feast of events throughout the week. A fantastic satellite schedule supports OSS IX, with re-buy and add-on qualifiers from $2.20 feeding into the more expensive tournaments and a $55.00 buy-in satellite tonight (8:00pm ET) guaranteeing a place in Sunday´s Cage event.
The Million Dollar Sunday – April 30th
The highlight of OSS IX is the Million Dollar Sunday event on April 30th. This huge event has a $540 buy-in, five hours of late registration and unlimited re-entries available during the late registration period. Blinds increase gently over the fifteen minute levels so, by the end of late registration (20 levels), players registering at the last minute will find their 10,000 chip starting stack is worth ten big blinds.
There are multiple satellites running every day feeding into the Million Dollar Sunday tournament, and three mega-satellites on the prior Friday, Saturday and Sunday guaranteeing 50 seats, 100 seats and 150 seats respectively into the target event. There is also a colossal sub-satellite schedule feeding into the mega-satellites starting at Freebuy level.
With the winner of the Million Dollar Sunday being assured of a minimum of $200,000 (subject to any final table deals), the best advice we can give every online poker player is to head over to Americas Cardroom today in order to take advantage of the low buy-in satellites that could lead to a life-changing cash. If you use the Americas Cardroom bonus code “PNREPORT” when making your first deposit, you will also be entitled to a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to $1,000 and a no deposit bonus of up to $50.00. For further information about this special offer, read our Americas Cardroom review.