FTOPS XVIII Wraps Up This Weekend With Three Big Events

Published on November 20th, 2010 7:05 am EST

Tournament Logos - FTOPS and RCOOP - Regional Championships of Online PokerThere are two big happenings in the online poker world this weekend - the RCOOP (Regional Championship of Online Poker) is kicking into high gear on Pokerstars, and FTOPS XVIII is concluding with six tournaments in two days, including the $3 million main event on Sunday.

Of the six remaining tournaments on the FTOPS XVIII schedule, three have a total guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million. They are:

Event #29
Saturday, November 20th, 16:00 ET
$2,000 + $100 NLHE (2-Day)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Event #32
Sunday, November 21st, 14:00 ET
$240 + $16 NLHE 6-Max Knockout
$1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Main Event
Sunday, November 21st, 18:00 ET
$600 + $40 NLHE
$3,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

The $2k NLHE event, which always attracts many of the top names in the poker world, is going to be hosted by Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, while the main event is set to be hosted by Gus Hansen.

In total, there is over $7 million in total guaranteed prize money up for grabs in the remaining six FTOPS XVIII events.


While FTOPS XVIII is coming to a close this weekend, the inaugural RCOOP (Regional Championships of Online Poker) is kicking into high gear on Pokerstars.

The USA Championship of Online Poker, Canadian Championship of Online Poker, Germanics Championship of Online Poker and Asia Pacific Championship of Online Poker are all getting underway on Sunday. Each individual championship will kick off with two separate tournaments that are only available to players from that specific region. For instance, the USA Championship of Online Poker will kick off on November 21st with:

Event #1 - $55R NLHE 6-Max ($150,000 Guaranteed)
Event #2 - $215 PLO Hi/Lo ($100,000 Guaranteed)

For the full RCOOP schedule, click here.

In addition to all of the RCOOP tournaments that will be taking place on Sunday, Pokerstars' regular Sunday schedule (including the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up) will also be running.


All told, there is going to be about $10 million in total prize money up for grabs between Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars this weekend.


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