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FTOPS VIII Starts May 7th on Full Tilt

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It is that time again! One of the most exciting times of the year in online poker has approached with the eighth installment of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS). The series of 24-events is set to begin on Wednesday, May 7th and run straight through to Sunday, May 18th.

With more than $10 million in guaranteed prize money up for grabs, even more excitement is in store with each of the 24 events being hosted by a Full Tilt Pro. And not only can players track their progress through the events on the FTOPS leader board, but video highlights from each final table will be provided with announcing, courtesy of announcer Ali Nejad.

Winning an event not only brings with it the prestige of holding a coveted FTOPS title, but extra prizes are in store during this series. First place finishers will each receive a gold FTOPS jersey, gold jersey avatar for use on Full Tilt Poker, and an entry to the FTOPS Season II Tournament of Champions on May 24th. The winner of that TOC will receive a seat into the 2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in main event.



The schedule of events is listed below with the FTP pro player who will host each tournament:

Event 1: May 7 - $200 + $16 NLHE six-handed
John Juanda - $750k guaranteed
Event 2: May 8 - $240 + $16 PLO knockout
Max Pescatori - $200k guarantee
Event 3: May 8 - Mystery tournament
David Pham
Event 4: May 9 - $200 + $16 Pot-limit hold’em
Marco Traniello - $200k guaranteed
Event 5: May 9 - $200 + $16 Stud/8
Jeff Madsen - $100k guaranteed
Event 6: May 10 - $500 + $35 PLO six-handed
Dario Alioto - $300k guaranteed
Event 7: May 10 - $100 + $9 NLHE w/rebuys
Hans Martin Vogl - $500k guaranteed
Event 8: May 11 - Mystery tournament
Paul Wasicka
Event 9: May 11 - $300 + $22 NLHE
Gus Hansen - $1.5 million guaranteed
Event 10: May 12 - $200 + $16 PLO/8
Mike Matusow - $200k guaranteed
Event 11: May 12 - $1000 + $60 NLHE
Nick Schulman - $1.5 million guaranteed
Event 12: May 13 - $200 + $16 NLHE/1 rebuy
Lee Watkinson - $300k guaranteed
Event 13: May 13 - $500 + $35 HORSE
David Singer - $300k guaranteed
Event 14: May 13 - $200 + $16 NLHE turbo
Amanda Baker - $200k guaranteed
Event 15: May 14 - $200 + $16 PLO/Pot-limit hold’em
Eddy Scharf - $150k guaranteed
Event 16: May 14 - $300 + $22 NLHE six-handed rebuy
Phil Gordon - $1 million guaranteed
Event 17: May 15 - Mystery tournament
Markus Golser
Event 18: May 15 - $300 + $22 Razz
Berry Johnston - $150k guaranteed
Event 19: May 16 - $200 + $16 NLHE
Rob Hollink - $350k guaranteed
Event 20: May 16 - $200 + $16 LHE
Mike Schneider - $200 guaranteed
Event 21: May 17 - $2500 + $120 NLHE (2-day)
To Be Announced - $1.5 million guaranteed
Event 22: May 17 - $100 + $9 PLO w/rebuys
Sigi Stockinger - $350k guaranteed
Event 23: May 18 - $240 + $16 NLHE six-handed knockout
Roland de Wolfe - $500k guaranteed
Event 24: May 18 - $500 + $35 NLHE
Jennifer Harman - $2 million guaranteed

After FTOPS debuted in August of 2006 with a little more than $1 million in prizes, each installment of the series grew. In February of 2008, FTOPS VII awarded more than $15 million, and the upcoming series looks to break all records. Satellites are running around the clock for players at all experience levels and bankroll amounts. There is even an FTOPS VII Satellite Challenge to increase the winning and allow play in more events.

Download Full Tilt Poker now to qualify and prepare for FTOPS VIII. Use the bonus code “POKERWORKS” upon making an initial deposit and earn a 100% bonus on dollar amounts up to $600.

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