Thomas Cannuli Stacking Up HUGE at the 7-Day No Rathole Tables, and we mean Huge
By Bob Garcia
There’s one thing about ACR PRO Thomas Cannuli, he doesn’t shy away from variance. Cannuli has been on a mission lately to spin up the biggest stacks possible at almost every limit of the 7-Day No Rathole Tables.
And spin them up he has.
Here’s a list of his current stack sizes by stake as of October 23rd, 2019:
$1/2 Texas Hold’em: $154
$1/2 Pot Limit Omaha: $29
$3/6 NLH: $2,400
$3/6 PLO: $18,400
$5/10 NLH: $29,500
$5/10 PLO: $17,500
$15/30 NLH: $4,300
$15/30 PLO: $93,000
If you’re not familiar with a 7-Day No Rathole Table, here’s how it works. ACR offers 7-Day No Rathole Tables at $1-$2 all the way up to $50/$100 for both PLO and Hold’em.
Two simple rules to No Rathole Tables:
1. You must buy-in with 10 big blinds at whatever stake you are playing at. No more, no less.
2. No ratholing-this one is pretty self-explanatory, and it’s enforced. If you sit down at any 7DNRT and win, you must come back with the same stack size you left at for a period of 7 days. You can cash out the money any time you want, but you won’t be able to sit back down at that table until the 7 days are up and you’d start back with 10 big blinds.
The idea behind it is that basically you can run up 10 big blinds into huge amounts of money if you’re willing to keep putting those profits into play.
Granted, it can be difficult building a stack, but once you’ve gotten there, as Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) said in the movie Rounders, “Your stack is almost as important as the quality of your cards.”
We sat down with Thomas Cannuli to get his take on these games he’s been crushing.
US: How have things been going for you as of late?
Cannuli: Here’s what we’ve got going on. We’re ratholing, we’re streaming live, we’re building stacks. And we’ve just got the party started.
US: You’ve spun up some pretty wild stacks from 10 big blinds. Has it all been smooth sailing?
Cannuli: I’m not going to lie, I’m in for a lot of buy-ins. It’s been very difficult at the bottom with the ratholes. The $15/$30 Hold’em for example, I’m in for $20,000. I’m in for $2k at the $1/$2 PLO.
It all depends what you’re trying to accomplish. If you sit and are looking to double up or grow your stack to say 100 big blinds and then cash-out and start again in a week, it’s a whole lot easier than when you’re trying to grow your stack up to something huge.
If you grow your stack, and then somebody who’s built it up just as big gets ahold of you at the top, it can be hard.
US: We noticed that you’re not currently playing the $50/$100 rathole games. Is there any particular reason why?
Cannuli: Let me put it this way, I currently have $93k on a table in a game that’s 3 times smaller than $50/$100. If I had the same number of big blinds at a $50/$100 game, that would be $300k. I just can’t afford to have that kind of money sitting at a table.
I’ve found a sweet spot to my knowledge, other players just aren’t getting $100k deep in the $15/$30, while they are in the $50/$100. And what I can tell you about these games, is that it’s a big advantage to have a big stack.
As hard as it is at the beginning when you’re trying to build your stack up, you can pick off a lot of 10 big blinds stacks when you get rolling.
US: You made a pretty big prop bet about the $5/$10 NRHT recently. Can you tell us a bit about that?
Cannuli: I basically get one year to run my stack up from 10 blinds to 10,000. I bet $5,000 to win $30,000, so I’m getting 6 to 1 on it right now. I’m up to just shy of $30,000, so we’re getting there.
US: What’s next for you? Any upcoming plans?
Cannuli: At the moment I’m just grinding and building up some towers. I’m looking forward to the $6 Million Venom of course next month. That’s the can’t-miss online event of November.
Cannuli isn’t the only one who’s run up some big stacks at the 7DNRT tables. Here’s a look at some of the biggest current stacks per limit.
For more information about the 7DNRT or the $6 Million Venom starting Nov. 27th, click here.