It is perfect timing. The ninth installment of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) is set to begin just weeks after the end of the 2008 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. After a summer of live tournament poker action, players can continue what will hopefully be a time of relaxation and take part in FTOPS IX from the comfort of their homes.
With each new set of FTOPS tournaments, Full Tilt seems to outdo itself. The series began in August of 2006 with eight events and a $1 million guaranteed prize pool for the series. In May of 2008, FTOPS VIII was comprised of 24 events and awarded more than $15 million in prize money. The upcoming August 2008 FTOPS is scheduled to host 25 events and will guarantee more than $15 million in the total pool. It gets bigger and better each time!
Each of the 25 tournaments will be hosted by a designated Full Tilt Pro, and included in the line-up of events will be shootout and knockout tournaments, at least one HORSE event, a two-day $2500 tournament, and the main event which will guarantee $2.5 million in itself. Besides the cash money that will be awarded the top finishers and winners, each player who makes a final table will receive a limited-edition FTOPS jacket, and winners of each event will receive said jacket, a gold FTOPS jersey, and a gold jersey avatar to be used on Full Tilt Poker.
Now is the time to start earning your way into the FTOPS tournaments through the numerous qualifiers on Full Tilt. Not only can you earn your way to picking up a piece of that +$15 million prize pool but take part in the Satellite Challenge as well. By winning the first satellite and the seat into the event, then winning additional satellites to that event, your account will be credited with tournament dollars equal to the worth of the seat for every one of those additional seats. If you win more event seats than anyone else, you will receive an additional two extra buy-ins. Challenge on!
More information about the upcoming FTOPS IX will be forthcoming, such as an exact list of the events and the pros hosting each of them. Until then, take a look at the satellite schedule to see where your best opportunities lie.
But before you do that, download Full Tilt Poker to make your initial deposit and be ready to begin playing those qualifiers. By using the bonus code “POKERWORKS” upon making that deposit, you will be able to earn a 100% bonus on any dollar amounts up to $600.