One More Shot at FTOPS

With the recent news that Full Tilt Poker is merging with PokerStars, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series 29th edition will be the last time players get to take part in a tournament series of a high caliber on the site’s beloved software. The series will offer $1 million in prize money and will have 46 tournament events taking place over a three week time frame.

The series actually kicked off yesterday with the very first event, the FTOPS Blog Freeroll. Players who took part in this event had the chance to win one of six $100 tickets to the first event on the FTOPS schedule. The series will continue offering events each day and conclude on the 13th of March.

Because of the changes with Amaya moving Full Tilt to PokerStars, this could possibly be the last big series on the software of Full Tilt. Because of this, many expect the FTOPS to be filled with activity as players take advantage of the final days of Full Tilt before the merger.

On Sunday, the series kicked off with Event #1 which was a $100 buy-in event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and full ring format. The second event was a six max format with a smaller $50 buy-in and a guarantee of $20,000. These events, along with many others, offer qualifiers so players can earn a seat for far less money than the buy-in. Satellites run at all hours so players can easily try to earn a seat to an event of their choice.

In the past, Full Tilt has offered the MiniFTOPS alongside the FTOPS. This gave players the opportunity to take part in the same type of events but on a much smaller scale in regards to buy-in and guarantee. This time around, the MiniFTOPS will not take place. But, players who have less money to spend with find options with lower buy-ins such as the March 6th series tournament, event #32, which will have a buy-in of just $10.

Most events on the schedule will be offered in no limit hold’em format but players will also find additional games including Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, HORSE, razz, No Limit Omaha Hi/Low, 25-game, 10-game and seven-game. Tournament structures will also vary including four max, six max, knockout, full ring, multi-entry, super turbo, mega stack and more. Rush Poker will also be included.

The big event on the schedule will be the Main Event which has a buy-in of $500 and will take place on March 13th. The tournament has two reentry options and will have a prize pool offered of $250,000 guaranteed.

On top of the full schedule of events, players will also be able to take part in the FTOPS Leaderboard challenge. For every event competed in, players will earn points. Points earned are based on the players finishing position during the event. Finishing in first earns the most points, at 200, while 10th earns 105 points and so on. Points begin at the 72nd finishing position, with players earning one point and then points getting higher as the finishing position increases.

The top ten players of the leaderboard competition will be able to earn part of $5,000 in prizes while the overall winner will earn a ticket bundle worth $1,250. This bundle includes three tickets to the $250 Tournament Ticket event, three $100 Tournament tickets and four $50 tournament tickets. Second players will also earn a ticket bundle as well as third, with $1000 and $750 given respectively.

Find out more about the events on the schedule by visiting Full Tilt Poker today.