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Rake Race Analysis – Rakeback.com Rooms – August 2012

By Scott Carlson, Rakeback.com Content Manager

Ever wonder which poker networks offer the highest value rake races? No more guess work – we do the math for all major rake races across the industry every month. 

Rooms

Extra Rakeback % Min Rake Required Value Grade
BlackChipCarbon, Aced & PDC 2.6% – 45.7% ~$306 B
Lock Poker 1.5% – 67.8% $10 B-
Cake Poker 8.3% – 41.1% ~$100 B+
Coral Poker 3.5% – 23.9% $100 C

See how much extra rakeback you could earn at each room below. We’ve listed 1st, 10th, halfway, and last place data for each race.

Black Chip, Carbon, Aced & PDC Poker – $100k Race For Riches

The Merge Network ran the $100,000 Race For Riches promotion once again in August. Players in this race earned from 2.6% – 45.7% extra rakeback, on top of the standard 35%.

You’ll need to rake at least $306 per week to crack into this leaderboard. Aimed at high raking players, you’ll usually need to place in the top ten to earn over 10% extra rakeback.

$100k Race For Riches

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

August

Week 1

1st $2,000 $5,275 37.19%
10th $250 $2,773 9.02%
200th $45 $378 11.90%
400th $10 $369 2.71%
 

August

Week 2

1st $2,000 $4,373 45.74%
10th $250 $2,332  10.72%
200th $45 $859  5.24%
400th $10 $389  2.57%
 

August

Week 3

1st $2,000  $4,874 41.03%
10th $250  $2,147 11.64%
200th  $45 $786 5.73%
400th $10  $306 3.27%
 

August

Week 4

1st $2,000 $6,409  31.21%
10th $250  $2,201 11.36%
200th  $45  $799  5.63%
400th  $10  $361 2.77%

Players playing 10 specially designated weekly tournaments earn a multiplier to their points, which has helped numerous people rocket up the leaderboard. Simply playing each of the 10 tournaments once each week will generate 114 leaderboard points (57 points from tournament fees multiplied by 2).

In September the Merge skins will be running a $10,000 rake race with the top spot taking home $2,000. It is yet to be determined approximately how much extra rakeback first place will receive.

 


Lock Poker – $1m Battle of the Ronin

The $1,000,000 Battle of the Ronin ran again in August. This rake chase awarded up to four players a prize of $45,142. There was a limit to the number of prizes to be given away at each level though, so time was of the essence. This race benefitted those who raked quickly, so by playing early in the month one could score extra rakeback. Even casual players benefitted.

$1m Battle of the Ronin

Level

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback No. of Prizes
 

Ran from

August 1st – 31st

Highest $45,142 $66,600 67.78% 4
10th $397 $1,150 34.52% 100
Halfway $157 $550 28.55% 60
Lowest $1.50 $10 1.50% 400

In September Lock Poker are running the Battle of the Knights promotion. Simliar to rake chases in previous months, this one will award more money at smaller increments along the way. The promotion indicates they can give away over $2 million. Realistically we can expect a much lower amount. Check out the table below to see what amount of rakeback you could receive.

Battle of the Knights

Level

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback No. of Prizes
Running

September 1st – 30th

Highest $45,244 $220,290 20.54% 20
Middle $3,519 $28,290 12.44% 100
Lowest $2 $20 10% 4,000

Please note the numbers above are already doubled for players on rakeback deals.

  • Rakeback.com Grade: C
  • Participate in this Rake Chase on Lock Poker

Cake Poker – $60k Rake Race

In August and September Cake Poker is running a $60,000 rake race. The race consists of four $15,000 rake races each month. Sample prizes and rakeback equivalents for the completed August races are noted below.

$60k Rake Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

August

Week 1

1st $1,250 $3,919 31.90%
10th $213 $1,549 13.75%
150th $25 $225 11.11%
300th $13 $104 12.50%
 

August

Week 2

1st $1,250 $4,313 28.98%
10th $213 $1,328 16.04%
150th $25 $233 10.73%
300th $13 $98 13.27%
 

August

Week 3

1st $1,250 $3,045 41.05%
10th $213 $1,553 13.72%
150th $25  $241 10.37%
300th $13 $105 12.38%
 

August

Week 4

1st $1,250 $3,657 34.18%
10th $213 $1,916 11.12%
150th  $25 $302 8.28%
300th  $13 $139 9.35%
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  • Participate in this Rake Race on Cake Poker

 

Coral Poker – $10k VIP Points Race

Every month Coral Poker runs a $10,000 VIP Points race for all players. The August results were as follows:

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$10k VIP Points Race

Place

Prize Amount Raked Extra Rakeback
 

August

 Results

1st $1,400 $5,863 15.80%
10th $105 $2,996 3.50%
50th $60 $365 16.44%
100th $10 $99 10.10%
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  • Participate in this Rake Race on Coral Poker

See the most recent month’s results here.

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