FTOPS XVIII Gets Underway on Full Tilt PokerPublished on November 11th, 2010 5:41 am EST
The eighteenth installment of the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) got underway on Full Tilt Poker on Wednesday evening.
FTOPS XVIII features a total of 34 different events that are spread out over 12 days. In total, Full Tilt Poker is guaranteeing more than $19 million in prize money.
The first event, which is being hosted by World Series of Poker 2010 main event runner-up John Racener, kicked off earlier this evening. The event is a $200 + $16 No Limit Hold'em tournament that had a guarantee of $800,000. 4,500 people ended up turning out for the event, which created a total prize pool of $900,000.
This event is going to stretch far into the early hours of Thursday morning, as it is currently 5:24 am EST and there are still 31 players left in the tournament. One notable name, "pbdrunks", is still alive and in contention for the $161,100 first place prize.
FTOPS XVIII is going to feature a total of seven "Rush Poker" events, the first of which ($200 + $16 HORSE Rush, $150k Guaranteed) will get underway at 21:00 ET on Thursday.
There are also four tournaments on the FTOPS XVIII schedule that include draw games, including Event #14 (5-Card Draw) and Event #20 (10-Game 6-Max).
The FTOPS XVIII main event, which is set to take place on Sunday, November 21st, will feature a guarantee of $3,000,000. The main event will be hosted by Gus Hansen.
Good luck to everybody that is planning on taking part in FTOPS XVIII...
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