6th of February 2009 Author: Ava Jackuard
Six million dollar events get 2009 off to a flying start
The world's second largest online poker website,Full Tilt Poker, has released the schedule for the eleventh edition of its popular Full Tilt Online Series of Poker tournament, including six million dollar events to kickstart its 2009 promotional efforts.
FTOPS XI features 25 pro-hosted events and guarantees more than $15 million in prize money over the course of the series.
Pro players such as Team Full Tilt's Howard Lederer, Gus Hansen and Andy Bloch will be hosting events and conducting Pro Chats to answer questions sent in by fans. Other hosts include John Phan, winner of two 2008 Player of the Year Awards, and Josh Arieh, winner of two WSOP bracelets.
The six events that will guarantee at least $1 million in prize money are:
Event #1, a $200 + $16 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament with $1 million guaranteed, starting at 21:00 ET on Wednesday, February 4th
Event #10, a $300 + $22 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament with $1.5 million guaranteed, starting at 18:00 ET on Sunday, February 8th
Event #12, a $1,000 + $60 No-Limit Hold 'em Second Chance tournament with $1.5 million guaranteed, starting at 21:00 ET on Monday, February 9th
Event #17, a $300 + $22 No-Limit Hold 'em 6-Max Rebuy tournament with $1 million guaranteed, starting at 21:00 ET on Wednesday, February 11th
The Two-Day Event, a $5,000 + $200 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament with a $2 million guarantee running over the course of two days, starting at 14:00 ET on Saturday, February 14th
The FTOPS Main Event, a $500 + $35 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament with $2.5 million guaranteed, starting at 18:00 ET on Sunday, February 15th
New to FTOPS XI are Event #18, a $200 + $16 Heads-Up Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, and the addition of the "Second Chance" format for Event #12, which awards a free rebuy within the first hour of play. FTOPS XI also features a wide variety of tournament types, including Shootout and Knockout tournaments, as well as Razz, Stud and HORSE events.
Video highlights with audio commentary by Gary Jones, Friend of Full Tilt Poker and frequent poker commentator on TV, will be available from select final tables, with further information available at www.fulltiltpoker.com/ftops.
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