Those of you who love high buy-in, large field tournaments better keep March 15 through march 29 completely free because those are the dates that the latest edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) takes place.
The next instalment of the FTOPS is the 28th in poker history and it could well be the largest. Thirty-five events are on the schedule with buy-ins ranging from $100 up to a bankroll-damaging $2,500. As you'd expect from the FTOPS, each event has a substantial guarantee, which when you add them all together come to a combined $4 million.
Each event should attract some of the best poker players in the business with the $2,500 buy-in High Roller being one for the railbirds to feast their eyes on. Another tournament that is sure to have the eyes of the poker community gazing at it is the $1,000 buy-in Main Event that runs on March 29.
Thanks to its re-entry format, the FTOPS XXVIII Main Event should have no problem at all in reaching its lofty $1,000,000 guarantee.
Players who reach the final table of any of the 35 events receive a limited edition FTOPS jacket, with the events' champions receiving a gold FTOPS jersey, an FTOPS jacket and the famous gold-jersey avatar.
FTOPS XXVIII Schedule
|#1||Sun 15 Mar||18:30||NL Hold'em||Re-entry||$250||$350,000|
|#2||Sun 15 Mar||20:30||NL Hold'em||$500||$150,000|
|#3||Mon 16 Mar||17:30||NL Hold'em||6-Max||$100||$50,000|
|#4||Mon 16 Mar||19:30||Fixed HORSE||$250||$25,000|
|#5||Mon 16 Mar||21:30||NL Hold'em||Rush||$250||$70,000|
|#6||Tue 17 Mar||17:30||PL Omaha H/L||6-Max||$250||$30,000|
|#7||Tue 17 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||6-Max||$500||$75,000|
|#8||Tue 17 Mar||21:30||NL Hold'em||Multi-Entry Flipout||$100|
|#9||Wed 18 Mar||17:30||NL Hold'em||$100||$50,000|
|#10||Wed 18 Mar||19:30||Fixed Hold'em||$250||$20,000|
|#11||Thu 19 Mar||17:30||Mixed 10-Game||6-max Multi-Entry||$500||$50,000|
|#12||Thu 19 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||Heads-Up||$100||$20,000|
|#13||Fri 20 Mar||17:30||Fixed 7-Stud Hi/Lo||$250||$20,000|
|#14||Fri 20 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||Rebuy Rush||$100||$75,000|
|#15 (Day 1)||Sat 21 Mar||17:30||NL Hold'em||Multi-Day||$2,500||$350,000|
|#15 (Day 2||Sun 22 Mar||17:30||NL Hold'em||Multi-Day||$2,500||$350,000|
|#16||Sat 21 Mar||19:30||PL Omaha Hi||6-Max Triple Chance||$500||$60,000|
|#17||Sun 22 Mar||16:30||NL Hold'em||KO Multi-Entry||$250||$200,000|
|#18||Sun 22 Mar||18:30||NL Hold'em||Re-Entry||$500||$350,000|
|#19||Sun 22 Mar||20:30||NL Hold'em||Rebuy||$100||$100,000|
|#20||Mon 23 Mar||12:30||NL Hold'em||$250||$75,000|
|#21||Mon 23 Mar||19:30||Fixed Razz||$500||$25,000|
|#22||Mon 23 Mar||21:30||NL Hold'em||$250||$60,000|
|#23||Tue 24 Mar||17:30||NL Omaha Hi/Lo||6-Max||$250||$30,000|
|#24||Tue 24 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||$500||$100,000|
|#25||Tue 24 Mar||21:30||NL Hold'em||KO||$250||$75,000|
|#26||Wed 25 Mar||17:30||PL 6 Card Omaha Hi||6-Max||$250||$35,000|
|#27||Wed 25 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||Rebuy||$100||$75,000|
|#28||Thu 26 Mar||17:30||NL Hold'em||4-Handed||$250||$50,000|
|#29||Thu 26 Mar||19:30||PL HA||$0||$25,000|
|#30||Fri 27 Mar||17:30||Mixed 25-Game||6-Max Re-Entry||$250||$25,000|
|#31||Fri27 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||1R1A||$100||$50,000|
|#32||Sat 28 Mar||17:30||PL Omaha Hi||Rush||$250||$40,000|
|#33||Sat 28 Mar||19:30||NL Hold'em||$100||$40,000|
|#34||Sun 29 Mar||16:30||NL Hold'em||$250||$200,000|
|Main Event||Sun 29 Mar||18:30||NL Hold'em||Re-entry||$1,000||$1,000,000|
Play the FTOPS Main Event For Free
Full Tilt are giving you the chance to play in the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event for free. There are a total of five $1,000 seats to win and all you need to do is:
- Play an FTOPS XXVIII Main Event Freeroll that run daily at 18:30 UK time from March 2-27
- Finish in the top 100 of any of these freerolls to win a ticket to the FTOPS XXVIII Main Event Finale at 18:30 UK time on March 28
- Finish in the Top 5 of this finale and a $1,000 ticket is all yours
FTOPS Satellite Hero Promotion Returns
Satellite tournament specialists should be delighted to learn that the FTOPS Satellite Hero promotion returns where you can win a Main Event Ticket to April's MiniFTOPS and $100 tournament dollars.
Anyone who cashes in an event that they have won entry to via a satellite is entered into a FTOPS Satellite Hero Freeroll where there are 25 MiniFTOPS Main Event tickets to win. Cash multiple times in events that you've won entry into via a satellite and win event better prizes.
- 1 cash: FTOPS Satellite Hero Freeroll ticket
- 2 cashes: MiniFTOPS Main Event ticket
- 3-4 cashes: MiniFTOPS Main Event ticket and T$50
- 5 or more cashes: MiniFTOPS Main Event ticket and T$100
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