Each Sunday, Full Tilt Poker holds its $750 Guarantee tournament, and seasoned pros and amateurs alike register to win a piece of that prize pool. On Sunday, May 4th, one of those pros – Matthew Hilger – took the first place prize of over $132,000.
Hilger is one of the most respected poker authors in the industry, with several books under his belt, including the best-selling “Internet Texas Hold’em.” With the popularity of the book, he subsequently created an online community with poker forums and strategy articles. His writings have been featured in several poker magazines as well as mainstream publications like the Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. He has written and contributed to several more books that are set to be published, and he is currently working with several of the top online pro players – Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “Pearljammer” Turner, and Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet – to complete those books.
The win solidifies Hilger’s online abilities, which seem to be on par with his live tournament successes. He noted, “I’ve actually done very well in this particular [Full Tilt] tournament. In nine or ten tries this year, I have three top 100’s, two final tables, and now the big win.”
On the heels of the 2008 World Series of Poker, Hilger hopes to translate his recent online win into one at the WSOP. With three main event cashes in the last four years, he is motivated to begin the Series. “I definitely feel more ready than I ever have as I have played a lot more online than in past years, so I won’t be rusty going into the WSOP. I must also say that working with Rizen, Pearljammer, and Apestyles on the poker hands book has been helpful in simply being able to talk with these guys on a regular basis as well as learning a few tricks here and there by reviewing their manuscript.”
As Hilger can attest, Full Tilt Poker is an excellent online poker site on which to test poker strategies, sharpen skills, and prepare for live tournaments. And there are hundreds of thousands of dollars to be won in the process on a weekly basis. In addition, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series VIII (FTOPS) is already underway with more than $10 million to be won during the month of May.
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