Full Tilt Poker is ready to kick off the 23rd edition of the Full Tilt Poker Online Poker Series (FTOPS). The announcement just in, the series starts on Sunday, August 4th, beginning with Event #1: $200+15 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry with a $500,000 guarantee.
FTOPS XXIII will run 39 events with $8 million in guaranteed prize money. The XXIII FTOPS schedule is offering one event more than the last FTOPS series but less than FTOPS XX, which capped at 45 events. The series runs from August 4th through August 18th, ending with the final event, a $600+$35 No Limit Hold’em Re-entry Main Event that packs a massive $1.5 million guarantee.
FTOPS XXII, which ran in March, saw nearly $2.2 million in prize money awarded after with 3,653 entries in the $640 buy-in Main Event alone — “feel fine” took down $392,332 for first place.
FTOPS XXIII will showcase game variants like Omaha hi-lo, Razz, Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 triple draw, 7 Card Stud hi-lo, and No Limit Hold’em mixed, where players can enjoy a variety of structures like re-entry, multi-entry, and double and triple chance events.
Five Rush tournaments are also offered, along with three new game types including Five Card Omaha (Event #9), Six Card Omaha (Event #28), and Courchevel (Event #13). Irish, Five Card Stud, and Escalator tournaments are also included.
Courchevel is a variant of Omaha Hi where players are dealt five hole cards instead of four before the flop, along with a single shared community card known as the flopet. On the flop, two more community cards are shown. Courchevel then plays out in similar fashion to a standard Omaha hand — players must use exactly two of their five hole cards and three of the community cards to make the best five-card hand at showdown.
On Saturday, August 17th, Event #35: $200+$100 No-Limit Hold’em Ante from Start Re-Entry begins at 16:00 GMT and carries a $1 million guarantee, making this the second biggest prize guarantee behind the Main Event.
Players that make a final table in any FTOPS XXIII event will receive a limited edition FTOPS jacket. Players who win an event will receive a jacket, a gold FTOPS jersey, and a coveted gold jersey avatar for use on Full Tilt Poker. The player who finishes first on the FTOPS XXIII Leaderboard is going to win a custom Full Tilt Poker avatar and a prize package that includes entry to every FTOPS XXIV event (except the Two-Day Event) worth about $11,000 in tournament entries.
John “kleath” Leathart sat at the top of the FTOPS XXII Leaderboard finishing the series in first place after winning Event #32: $100+$9 No-Limit Hold’em Rush, and claiming his first ever FTOPS title and a $19,830 payday.
The bubble player in any FTOPS event will have an opportunity to win an entry to the “Bouncebackability” Freeroll that offers a buy in to the FTOPS XXIV Main Event. The “Bouncebackability” Freeroll takes place on Saturday, August 24th.
Satellite tournaments for FTOPS XXIII begin Friday, July 5th. Players will also have the opportunity to win an FTOPS seat for a fraction of the price through Full Tilt Poker’s Steps Tournaments. FTP will also be offering a Satellite Challenge for the chance to win extra tournament buy-ins.
Grab the chance to turn a small buy-in into a big score in the Mini FTOPS XXIII that starts on Sunday, September 8th. Mini FTOPS XXIII features a $70+$5 Main Event, a $200+$15 Two-Day Event, and a $24+$2 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max Knockout event.
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