The Full Tilt Poker Pro Battle pits 11 Full Tilt Poker players from the CIS and Baltic regions against some of the best-known talents from that area in the special televised Pro Battle live tournament. That special competition will have cards on the table in less than a week.
Freeroll and real money satellites have been running at Full Tilt Poker since October 7th and players have been battling it out hoping to win a $3,000 package to Full Tilt Poker's exclusive live event that guarantees over $150,000 in prizes. Excitement meters are running hot because one lucky player may get to battle it out with Gus Hansen heads-up for an additional $100,000!
The lucky winner that takes down the Grand Final will be on the way to Kiev to take on the other 11 online qualifiers to play in another phase of the competition, six deep stack six-max Sit N Gos tournaments. If you're one of the qualifiers, it doesn't get any better than this — each of the six-handed tables features two online qualifiers and four seasoned pros — such as Sergey Ribachencko, Konstantin Puchkov, Oleksii Kovalchuk, Dominykas Karmazinas and Andrey Zaichenko. Everyone will play their heart out to be one of the top two when the smoke clears. Second place will finish the competition with $6,000 and the winner of each Sit N Go will take home $12,000 and the chance to play in the Full Tilt Poker Pro Battle final.
Get ready to put on your best poker game and give it all you have if you are one of the six winners because you will take a seat at a $50,000 guaranteed final table where the winner banks $35,000 and the right to take on Gus Hansen in a heads-up series. That heads-up series has a massive $100,000 on the line! Second-place finisher is going to pick up $15,000 in the final. But the place to be is facing down Hansen and showing him that you can play poker too! Hansen is full of confidence and looking forward to playing the tournament's champion:
“This should be a great event with a lot of talented poker players. I have a lot of Russian friends in Kiev, and I look forward to making some new ones during the show, that is, if they forgive me after I beat them all.”
Only players from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus , Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Armenia, Tajikistan, Lithuania, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova were eligible for this promotion.
The Kreschatyk Poker Club will host the televised show in Kiev from November 18th to November 27th and it will air in Russia (TV3) and Ukarain (Mega TV) in early 2014.