Rafael ‘TheBigKid’ Moraes wins a Milly in America’s Cardroom’s $5m GTD ‘Venom’


America’s Cardroom breaks new ground with a highly successful $5m GTD Venom event. The Mini Online Super Series ends with a bang, the Online Super Series begins well, and the Bigger Online Super Series is yet to come.

rafael-thebigkid-moraes-wins-a-milly-in-americas-cardrooms-5m-gtd-venomVenom might have been a terrible movie, but we can’t say the same of the online poker series carrying the same name.

The $5m GTD Venom was America’s Cardroom’s (ACR) biggest event to date, and the players didn’t let them down with 2,553-entrants creating a $6,382,500 prize pool.

They tell you when you’re younger that it’s not the winning that matters. It’s the taking part that counts. Not in poker. The victory means everything; otherwise, there is no taking part. The man who won this bad boy was Rafael ‘TheBigKid’ Moraes, and I bet he felt like a big kid when he saw $1,050,559.50 in his online bankroll.

ACR isn’t resting on its laurels.

Venom II takes place on November 27 and will feature four starting flights (Venom I had three), and $6m in guaranteed prize money.

Bye-Bye Venom; Welcome OSS Cub3d

Venom’s end allows ACR to concentrate on their Online Super Series (OSS) Cub3d. The first part of that trifecta, the Mini Online Super Series (MOSS) has also ended.

MOSS ran between July 21-28 and consisted of 48-events and a smidgen below $1m in guaranteed prize money. Buy-ins ranged between $2-$80, and those last two digits belonged to the MOSS Main Event. 4,872 entrants combined to create a prize pool of $389,760, and the lion share went to “Payday807” who banked $61,583 for the win.

The Online Super Series (OSS) part of the cube began on July 29 and runs to August 11 with 96-events and $4m in guaranteed prize money. The climax of the tournament is a $540 buy-in, $1m GTD Main Event.

The tournament has begun more heron than blue tit with the $1,050 buy-in $200K GTD event pulling in 283 entrants. Winning Poker Network (WPN) reg “freddy adu” added $60,845 into his collection box after conquering a final table that included Thomas “HolyCannuli” Cannuli. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, finished fourth for $20,517. The Global Poker Index (GPI) World #1, and current PocketFives World #4, Alex “OutFoxenYou” Foxen finished 17th.

The third leg of the OSS Cub3D is the Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) running from Aug. 12-18.

Here is the schedule.