The Full Tilt Poker Series - Espana is back! After a successful 2009 run that drew 800 players from around the world for the €1.5 million in prize money, the 2010 schedule has been announced, and satellites are already running for the series. Four tournaments in Spain await players who wish to travel to one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and through direct buy-ins or qualifier victories, that trip is only a few clicks away.
The 2010 Full Tilt Poker Series - Espana kicks off in April in Gerona and winds down in December in Barcelona with the Grand Final event. With €1 million guaranteed in total for the four no-limit hold’em freezeout events and buy-ins at a fraction of those offered by many poker tours, players are clamoring to get into the satellites and win their seats. The entire schedule of events is as follows:
|April 23-25 ||Casino Castell de Peralada, Gerona ||€1,500 + €150 buy-in, €150K guarantee |
|June 4-6 ||Casino Torrequebrada, Malaga ||€1,500 + €150 buy-in, €150K guarantee |
|August 27-29 ||Casino Gran, Madrid ||€1,500 + €150 buy-in, €150K guarantee |
|December 2-5 ||Gran Casino de Barcelona, Barcelona ||€3,000 + €200 buy-in, €550K guarantee |
There is more than one way to reserve a seat. First, players can buy-in directly via their Full Tilt accounts online, and the first event is available now. But for those looking for a seat via their bankrolls that don’t exactly allow those sorts of buy-ins, there are opportunities galore. Satellites are already running for as little as $5, though the vast majority requires a $22 or $26. And for those seeking direct qualifiers, there are three running each week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45pm ET, there are $200 + $16 buy-in qualifiers for the Gerona event in which a minimum of three prize packages are awarded in each. And each Sunday at 3:45pm, there is a $500 + $35 qualifier that offers a minimum of five packages.
Each player who wins a prize package will have the means to play in a Full Tilt Poker Series - Espana tournament in Spain. The package is worth $3,200 and includes the €1,500 + €150 buy-in to the Gerona live tournament, and the remainder of the money can be used by the player for flight, hotel accommodations, and expenses.
Last year, the series kicked off with 160 players in Madrid and a prize pool of €240K. An amateur player by the name of Ruben Velasco took down the tournament and made a name for himself, as any Full Tilt player can do by simply winning a seat to any one of the tournaments in Spain in 2010.
Don’t want to be left out of the mix? Download Full Tilt Poker here and use the bonus code “FTRAKEBACK27” when signing up for an account. Through regular site play, you will qualify to earn 27 percent of your rake back while gaining experience in tournaments and ring games. And with so many qualifiers running for Full Tilt Poker Series - Espana, you might just be buying airline tickets to Spain.