November 12th, 2012 1:55 pm EST
$200k Guarantee Ends With Prize Pool of Over $600k
Full Tilt Poker 2.0 capped off a solid first week with a strong showing for its first major Sunday tournament.
Full Tilt Poker officially relaunched on November 6th, which was the first day that the site starting offering real money games once again. There were some hiccups (mainly on the customer service side of things), but overall the relaunch was a success.
After being offline for roughly 16 months, Full Tilt Poker wasn't entirely sure as to how many people would return to the site, especially during the early weeks of its relaunch. For that reason, Full Tilt decided to keep the guarantees for its major tournaments quite low, at least for now.
Full Tilt Poker 2.0's first major Sunday tournament, for instance, offered a guarantee of just $200,000. For a multi-entry tournament (up to 3 entries were allowed per player), this was quite a low guarantee.
As was the case with Full Tilt Poker's overall relaunch this week, the first major Sunday tournament on the site outperformed expectations.
The tournament finished with a total of 3,061 entries, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $612,200. "Zebalhao" ended up winning the event, walking away with a post-deal first place prize of $100,000, while "palotnik" took home $92,843 for his second place finish.
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