The Cage Overview
The Cage is a high-stakes tourney with a $1,050 buyin that’s the shining example of Americas Cardroom’s time-based tournament format. Play ends at at a specified time after which everyone who still has chips in front of them cashes out the chips for actual cash. The amount you make in this event therefore doesn’t depend on when you’re eliminated but rather how big your stack is when it ends.
The Cage Details
The Cage occurs every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET. The buyin is $1,000 + $50, and you get 1,000 chips to start with. Each chip is thus valued at $1, and this is the same value they have once play finishes and the winners are paid out. Other characteristics of The Cage are:
- Five hours from beginning to end
- Five blind levels from 10/20 with a 1 ante to 25/50 with a 5 ante
- 55-minute levels
- 6-max tables
- No late registration, re-entry, rebuys or addons available
The Cage Satellites
ACR recognizes that $1,050 is outside of the comfort zone for most of its customers, and it therefore offers ways for you to win your seat for much less. Those who achieve high rankings on The Beast and Sit & Crush leaderboards will receive entry into a $50 + $5 satellite that hands out entries to The Cage. Others can buy into these satellites for $50 + $5.
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