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Full Tilt Fever: Intro and a Heads-up on the $25k Heads-Up Championship

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Welcome to a new weekly column from yours truly. Full Tilt Fever is designed to take you inside one of the most popular and well-respected online poker sites in the industry. With so much offered on Full Tilt Poker – so many promotions, tournaments, and developments – it can be difficult to keep up with everything the site has to offer. Enter this column.

On a weekly basis, I will write about the latest happenings on Full Tilt and the wide array of players who comprise the incredibly talented team of Full Tilt Pros. Whether they are playing high stakes – or low stakes – on the site or winning titles and bracelets in land-based tournaments, there is rarely a dull moment with 13 Team Full Tilt members, 87 Full Tilt pros, and 9 Friends of Full Tilt. In addition, tournaments like those included in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) VIII, which is currently in full swing, bring out the biggest names in poker as well as award millions of dollars in cash and prizes. Combine those events with new promotions that are consistently being implemented to make the Full Tilt player experience more exciting, and there is a plethora of information to fill these virtual pages.

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Within the last few days, Full Tilt Poker has made a very exciting announcement. The $25k Heads-Up World Championship has been set, and it will be the largest buy-in heads-up tournament ever held – online or live. Scheduled to begin Saturday, May 24th at 15:00 Eastern time and finish up on Sunday, May 25th, this tournament will be open to anyone who can buy or win their way in.

The $25k Heads-Up World Championship will be hosted by 2008 National Heads-Up Poker champion and Team Full Tilt member Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, who will also co-host a post-event commentary with Ali Nejad that will include key hands and matches from the event. So far, a number of Full Tilt Pros have signed up to compete, including Chris Ferguson, Andy Bloch, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, Howard Lederer, John Juanda, Brandon Adams, Brian Hastings, Cole South, David Benyamine, David Oppenheim, Huck Seed, Nick Schulman, Taylor Caby, Peter Jepsen, and Tom Dwan. A total of 32 seats have already been filled in the very short time since the tournament’s announcement.

Okay, you might be saying, “Ummm, it sounds like the tournament of a lifetime, but I do not have $25,000 to play in this event!” Full Tilt understands that dilemma, and for those who cannot or do not wish to buy in directly, they have set up two qualifiers. On Thursday, May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd – the two days leading up to the momentous event – there will be one qualifier each day that requires a buy-in of $500 + $35 and provides the opportunity to satellite your way in to the $25k Heads-Up World Championship.

Full Tilt is setting the cap on the heads-up event at 64 players, including four satellite qualifiers. Players are encouraged to reserve their seats in advance to ensure a spot in the elite field of competitors.

The timing for the $25k Heads-Up World Championship couldn’t be better. It will get underway just after the conclusion of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) VIII and just before the start of the 2008 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas at the end of May. Now is the time to get on board at Full Tilt Poker!

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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