It seems as though every day, Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars go back and forth. First, Full Tilt Poker has a weekly $1k tournament, then Pokerstars follows suit. Then, Pokerstars comes out with the weekly $100k guaranteed tournament with the $11 buyin, plus the $10k Heads-Up tournament. Then, Full Tilt Poker responds by offering a $2500 buy-in, two day event as part of its FTOPS V line-up. That should end up being quite the sick tournament with all of the best players online and a lot of live pros participating.
The event kicks off on August 8th with a $200+$16 buyin, $500k guaranteed No Limit Hold'em tournament. Over the next twelve days, there is something for everyone, with a combination of HORSE, PL Omaha, NL Rebuy tournaments and Pot Limit Hold'em tournaments. All told, there will be $7 million dollars guaranteed, with the final prize pool expected to be much higher. The two day tournament will start on Saturday, August 18th, and then the Main Event, which is a $500+$35, 2 million dollar guaranteed tournament, will begin on August 19th.
All eyes will be on Full Tilt Poker. I would expect Pokerstars to respond with a similar slate of events for their WCOOP championship starting in the fall.
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