In celebration of the launch of Full Tilt Poker's new Flipout Tournaments, the site will be holding a live Flipout Freeroll on Day 1a of the European Poker Tour Vienna Main Event, Saturday, March 22. The freeroll will award one EPT Vienna Main Event seat to the winner, an entry worth €5,300 that could turn into over a million dollars.
This live Flipout Freeroll will have three tables at a time "flip" to produce three individual winners. This process will happen three separate times in order to produce a total of nine winners. Those nine winners will then play out the final table in standard format with prizes available for all that have advanced. The winner will receive the €5,300 Main Event ticket.
Full Tilt Poker Professionals Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom plan to be taking part, as will Full Tilt Poker Ambassadors Dermot Blain, Hana Soljan, Roberta Cezarescu, and Andras Nemeth.
Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalov and Martin Hruby along with PokerStars Team Online's Dale Philip, Mickey Petersen, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, and Matthias Brandner are also said to take part. There is an 81-player cap on the event, and after the 12 professionals mentioned, only 69 seats in the event remain.
Registration will open at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna on March 22 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. During this time, players can pick up a ticket for the freeroll. Then, there will be a lottery when registration closes. The seat draw will be published at 11:10 a.m. on the day of the event, Sunday, March 23.
All players who make the final table are guaranteed prizes. If the winner has already won or purchased a Vienna Main Event seat, he or she will be reimbursed €5,300.
For complete information on Full Tilt Poker's newest innovation, head over to the Flipouts page on the site's webpage.
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