Over $1 Million in Total Guaranteed PrizesPublished on February 5th, 2016 9:19 pm EST
Full Tilt Poker, which is now under the ownership of Amaya, Inc., will be hosting their 29th edition of the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) later in the month. This will be the first FTOPS to be held by Full Tilt Poker since March of 2015.
FTOPS XXIX, which will get underway on Sunday, February 29th, will include a total of 46 events and a total guaranteed prize pool of just over $1 million. That's right - Full Tilt Poker, which, at one time, was the second largest online poker site in the world, is now hosting a tournament series with just a little over $1 million in total guaranteed prize money. The relatively small guaranteed prize pool shouldn't come as too much of a shock, as, according to Pokerscout.com, Full Tilt Poker is currently the 12th largest online poker site in the world. Despite initiating a number of changes that were intended to appeal to the casual poker player, Full Tilt Poker has continued to struggle mightily in recent months and years.
As mentioned, FTOPS XXIX will get underway on Sunday, February 21st with two tournaments - a $100 No Limit Hold'em tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000, as well as a $50 6-Max No Limit Hold'em event with a guaranteed prize pool of $20,000.
The tournament series will be heavy on No Limit Hold'em, but there will also be NL Omaha H/L, Pot Limit Omaha and Fixed RAZZ events, just to name a few.
The main event of FTOPS XXIX, which will take place on Sunday, March 13th, will be a No Limit Hold'em re-entry event with a buy-in of $500 and a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000. This will be a far cry from the FTOPS XIX main event, which Blair "blur5f6" Hinkle took down for $1,162,949.74. This event, which took place a few months before "Black Friday", ended up drawing a total of 14,479 entries.
Amaya, Inc. has significantly scaled back the size of the buy-ins for the FTOPS in order to appeal to casual players. The single highest buy-in for a FTOPS XXIX event will be $500, so don't expect to see too many professional poker players taking part.
Source: FTOPS Schedule
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