Full Tilt Poker unveiled four new high stakes cash game tables on Monday. All four of the tables were obviously suggested by newly signed Patrik Antonius, as he has a reserved seat at all four.
The first of the four tables is a $500/$1000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em table called "RailHeaven". You need at least $50,000 just to sit down at this table.
The next is a $2000/$4000 Omaha Hi-Lo Six-Handed table called "Patrik". Same thing with this table - $50,000 minimum is the buy-in.
Next, there is a new $2000/$4000 Six-Handed H.O.R.S.E. table called "Patrik Antonius". Just like the other two tables, you need $50,000 to take part.
Lastly, there is a new 6-Max Deep-stacked Pot Limit Omaha table called "Antonius". Minimum buy-in for this table is $40,000.
With this new influx of high-stakes tables, you would have to imagine that the "Big Game" in Vegas will run even less now. As it is, the game only runs every now and then. With the new $2000/$4000 H.O.R.S.E. and Omaha Hi/Lo tables, I would imagine that most pros will choose to stay home and play online instead. Many former participants in the "Big Game" are now Full Tilt Poker pros. If they choose to play online instead of in Bobby's Room, these pros will be fulfilling their monthly playing requirements, paying zero rake / tips, playing in the comfort of their own homes and getting in many more hands per hour. This is certainly going to be very attractive to many players.
It should be interesting to see how often these tables are used.
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