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"The Cage" Prize Pool at $100K and Climbing

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) is preparing to host its innovative game known as “The Cage” that combines elements of cash and tournament action into one on Wednesday, October 8.

While a few days remain before those who intend to play have to pony up the required $5,100 entry fee, the prize pool has reached $100,000 thanks to satellites run during the past month by WPN flagship skin Americas Cardroom (ACR). The prize pool will likely grow considerably when Wednesday arrives and high-stakes players register.

Players who would like to participate in The Cage at 8:00 p.m. ET on Oct. 8 but perhaps are short on the $5,100 buy-in are advised that a last chance satellite featuring a $320 entry fee will be held at ACR the day before on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Two seats are guaranteed.

How “The Cage” is structured

Players begin with a chip stack of $5,000 and will play for a three-hour time period as a time clock counts down the minutes until The Cage match concludes. The blinds will escalate each hour beginning with $10/$20 with $2 ante, $25/$50 blinds with $5 ante in hour no. 2, and the final hour requires a $10 ante with blinds of $50/$100.

The Cage will be played as a 6-max cash game, and players who bust before the three hours are up will be sent to the rail and cannot re-buy. Chips retain their equivalent monetary value, meaning that whatever chips remain in your stack when the time clock reaches 0:00 are converted to cash and can be withdrawn as you deem fit.

ACR has announced that live updates on The Cage contest will be made available on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Those updates are set to include player profiles, so that railbirds will know more about the combatants who have entered The Cage.



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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.