The Winning Poker Network´s third Live Cage event of the year proved to be the most popular yet, with thirty-three players making the trip to Costa Rica to play in the $5,250 buy-in cash game. After eight hours of action, local boy Dan Stavila emerged with more than a quarter of the chips in play.
The Winning Poker´s Live Cage event takes place approximately every two months at the Taormina Hotel and Casino in San Jose, Costa Rica. The live event follows a similar format to the weekly online Cage except that, rather than play five levels of one hour each, players have to contend with four two-hour levels split over two days.
Every Sunday, the Winning Poker Network hosts a Live Cage qualifier with a $55.00 buy-in. The qualifier guarantees a minimum of three packages to the Live Cage event which includes the buy-in, accommodation at the hotel, $1,000 spending money and an $800 contribution towards travel expenses. The Network also lays on a host of entertainment and a tour of San Jose.
Dan Stavila´s Quite Good at this Game
Last weekend´s Live Cage event was the third in a series of five planned for this year, and was the most popular yet. Due to the success of the qualifiers, thirty-three players entered the Live Cage on Saturday, meaning there was $165,000 in cash on the tables. Although there was a quite a few familiar faces, many of the players were experiencing the Live Cage for the first time.
One of the familiar faces – Dan Stavila – certainly won´t forget the experience in a hurry. Stavila had been the Day 1 chip leader in the last Live Cage event in May, only to [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/roberts-the-big-winner-in-wpns-may-live-cage-event/”]finish in fourth place for $13,100[/geolink]. This time he took a more relaxed approach to Day 1 and stormed the tables on Day 2, finishing with $42,115 – more than a quarter of the chips in play. The chip counts for the remaining survivors were:
|Dan Stavila||$42,115||Humberto Brenes||$9,665|
|Phuc Ly||$18,420||Jason Howe||$7,415|
|Alex Brenes||$14,640||Troy Quenneville||$7,125|
|Anthony Diotte||$14,025||Vitalie Stavila||$6,785|
|Phil Nagy||$12,950||Juan Pastor||$4,370|
|Dan Kent||$12,265||Elliot Peterman||$3,505|
Future Live Cage events are scheduled for the weekends of 29th/30th September and 1st/2nd December. If you would like to experience the thrill of playing in a Live Cage event without ponying up the $5,250 buy-in, you should head to Americas Cardroom or Black Chip Poker, where the $55.00 buy-in Live Cage qualifiers take place each Sunday at 6:00pm ET.
More Reasons to Visit Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker
Next Sunday (August 5th) sees the start of the Winning Poker´s OSS Cub3d series – a four week extravaganza of 169 online poker tournaments with combined guarantees of more than $10 million. The series starts with a week of “mini” buy-in events and concludes with a week of “bigger” buy-in events – sandwiching two weeks of intense action in between.
Three one million dollar guaranteed events are scheduled during the OSS Cub3d series. The first takes place on Sunday 26th August and has a buy-in of just $265. The other two will both be played on Sunday 2nd September and have buy-ins of $540 and $2,100. Satellites for these valuable events are already running at Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker.
Online Poker Bonuses for New and Existing Players
If you are not yet playing at either site, both Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker offer a choice of first deposit bonuses. You can either take advantage of a 100% match on your first deposit up to $1,000 or – if you fund your account using a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin – a 200% match on your first deposit up to the equivalent of $1,000. In order to take advantage of either offer, create your account using the Winning Poker Network marketing Code [bonuscode room=”americascardroom”][/bonuscode] on the first registration page.
If you already have an account Americas Cardroom or Black Chip Poker, the Network is offering a special 50% OSS Cub3d reload bonus up to $200 provided you reload your account by Thursday August 3rd. In order to take advantage of this promotion, enter the Winning Poker Network Bonus Code MOSS in the cashier when you make your deposit.
Once you have cleared the bonus, you can use it in any way you wish. You don’t have to use the funds to play in OSS Cub3d events. You could instead enter one of the Live Cage qualifiers and win a package to Costa Rica – potentially emulating the achievements of Dan Stavila and crushing the tables for a superb victory. You will never know until you try, so visit Americas Cardroom or Black Chip Poker today.