|Alderney-licensed online casino FullTiltPoker.com kicked off the eighth instalment of its Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) yesterday with a $216 buy-in six-handed no-limit Hold’em event with a $750,000 guarantee.|
The first of 24 events running from now until May 18, the online casino is guaranteeing ten million dollars in prizes and stated that at least five events will have guarantees of one million dollars or more.
The FTOPS will feature three ‘mystery tournaments’ but the most anticipated are likely to be the $2,500 buy-in two-day no-limit Hold'em event and the main event. The two-day event features a guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million with the first day of play starting on May 17while the main event will have a two million dollar guarantee alongside a buy-in of $500.
The FTOPS continues later today with a pot-limit Omaha knockout event featuring a $200,000 guarantee and one of the mystery events before tomorrow’s seven-card stud eight-or-better match with a $100,000 prize pot. Tomorrow will also feature a pot-limit Hold’em event with a $200,000 guarantee.
FullTilt.com is also holding a FTOPS Tournament of Champions promotion that will see winners from each event of the FTOPS V, VI, VII and VIII play a freeroll for a World Series of Poker main event seat. These winners have already been entered with the tournament scheduled for May 24 after the FTOPS VIII has ended.