Americas Cardroom (ACR) is putting up some incredible high-stakes action. The poker site has been running a number of seven-day “No Rathole” tables that have been able to produce monster pots, sometimes reaching into the six-digit range.
According to the No Rathole formula, players have to buy-in with a minimum of 10 big blinds. In order to win, players have to sit down with the same amount they left with over the course of seven days, if they decide to return to the same table. ACR offers No Rathole tables in a variety of formats—$0.10/$0.25, $1/$2, $5/$10, and $50/$100—and the $50/$100 tables have seen the largest pots.
ACR provides an example on its website. It explains, “Player X buys-in for $1,000 and wins $1,000 and leaves the table with $2,000. Two days later he returns to play again and when he sits down, he will be prompted to buy-in with the $2,000 he left with. This is the only option if he wants to play on the 7-Day No Rathole Tables again. After a 7-day period from when player X originally won his money, it resets and he’ll be able to sit down again for the set buy-in.”
The site put together a five-minute video that showcases 12 of the most recent No Rathole pots. One of the players, Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas, was featured throughout the video for his continued ability to win at the tables.
In one hand, the player is protecting a stack of $136,771 when he faces off against “5×5=10,” who has a stack of $199,246. After placing a $10,000 bet on the river that didn’t receive any takers, Bujtas was able to pick up a pot worth $32,685.
He also picked up a few other nice cashes, as well. Pots of $44,000, $60,000 and $51,000 went his way, giving him about $183,000 in total.
ACR, one of only a few U.S.-facing online poker websites, has upped the ante recently to attract more players. In addition to the Rathole, it also is working on Venom, a major weekly tournament that offers prize pools of $1 million, with $200,000 going to the winner. The event is held each Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.