2012 Full Tilt Poker FTOPS XXI Schedule ReleasedTuesday, November 13th, 2012 by Ryan
The news is flying out of the poker world about the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker and what is going on with the relaunch. As you probably know by now, PokerStars made a purchase of their ex-rival in Full Tilt, and now have fully relaunched the site with games, tournaments, and software that players have grown to love. They are also in the process of working through the repayment of players, and making sure that everything continues to run smoothly with the site. With that being said, one popular aspect of Full Tilt Poker that all players were hoping would return had to be the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS), and after the relaunch of their real money games on November 6th, the reports were in that Full Tilt was going to run this series.
After the relaunch, there have been over 15,000 players returning back to Full Tilt Poker, and with the FTOPS set it is going to show us exactly how many of them are those tournament players from the site. The FTOPS is not only back, but there is a set schedule for the tournaments and when everything will be running. The series is officially going to run from the 2nd of December through the 16th of the month. This tournament is going to feature an incredible amount of tournaments for players, as well as many nice guaranteed prize pools attached as well. In total, you’ll find that there is going to be $7.5 million total in guarantees across the 35 different events that are going to be offered.
If you remember back, the last FTOPS event that was ran was the FTOPS XX, and this happened a bit before Black Friday hit. The past tournament series’ were consistently one of the biggest in the online poker world, drawing in massive number of players, awarding huge prizes, and getting a ton of hype and interest. The results of FTOPS tournaments were constants in the poker news back then, and it looks like they could be yet again.
As far as the tournaments that are going to be offered in the FTOPS XXI event starting in December, you are going to find a wide range of different options. The most interesting event is probably the Main Event, which features a $600 buy-in, and also has a multi-entry format as well. This means that players can register multiple times under their one single account in order to maximize their chances to last deep into the event. The Main Event is going to feature a $1.5 million prize pool, and it’ll be awarding a very nice pay day to the eventual winner. The multi-entry tournament style is a popular one for the FTOPS XXI, as there are many different events featuring this format. A few other styles are going to be the Rush Poker tournaments that players have grown to love, as well as Double Chance tournament.s
There are many different styles, as well as some interesting two day events as well in the FTOPS schedule. One of the two day events is a $2,100 tournament that is going to have antes from the word go actually. This tournament has a $500,000 guarantee, but could end up surpassing that with the large buy-in, and the intrigue that is coming along with this style of tournament.
While the full schedule is currently available online, we’ll highlight a few of the other tournaments and games that will be featured. The tournament series kicks off with event number one which is a $216 multi-entry event that is No Limit Hold’em. It has a guarantee of $750,000 guaranteed and will be played at 13:30 ET on Sunday the 2nd. From that point on in the series, every other day until the 16th is going to feature at least two tournaments for players to choose from, and will have a range of games from No Limit Hold’em to Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Rush tournaments, Knockout tournaments, 2-7 Triple Draw, 6-Max events, Heads Up tournaments, Seven Card Stud, Razz, and some other interesting styles as well. The different options make it so that any type of player will have an event that caters to their favorite games and their styles of play, and I’m expecting some big prize pools and player pools from all of these tournaments.