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FTOPS X Preview

Posted at 22:18 2008-11-02
As attention turns to the World Series of Poker final table, due to take place on November 10th Australian time, the online poker community could well be forgiven for not catching as much of the hype as the rest of the poker world. They have their own series to focus on beginning this Thursday November 6th as Full Tilt Poker will play host to the tenth edition of its hugely popular Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS).
 
The FTOPS had modest beginnings in August of 2006 – just 9 events held during that series and a combined prize pool of just over $1 million. From those beginnings came the monster series of today, and arguably the most anticipated series (possibly WCOOP excluded) on the online tournament series calendar.
 
On the back of a successful FTOPS IX held in August, FTOPS X is here and the guarantee is nearly $16 million for a series of 25 events between the 6th and 17th of November.
 
The series gets underway with the ever popular $200+$16 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event, guaranteeing at least $1 million in prize money.  Fans of Mike “The Mouth” Matusow will be glad to hear that he will be the host of that event.
 
In all, the series will comprise 17 Hold’em events, including the $2.5 million dollar guaranteed Main Event, the $2 million guaranteed two-day six-handed event, and several other No Limit Hold’em events guaranteeing at least $1.5 million in prize money.  Limit Hold’em players will be catered to in the form of a $200+$16 six-handed Fixed Limit tourney guaranteeing $150,000, and a $300+$22 buy-in mixed Hold’em event that alternates between Fixed Limit Hold’em and No Limit Hold’em.
 
Although the schedule is dominated by the popular Hold’em events, other players have not been left off the schedule. Omaha players will see at least five events worth of action, the biggest being the $100+$9 Pot Limit Omaha with rebuys, which promises a $400,000 prize pool.
 
There is a $500+$35 HORSE event that should be interesting to watch, with HORSE tournaments certainly carrying a level of prestige unfound in any other poker tournaments at the moment. The FTOPS X schedule is rounded out with both a Razz tourney and a Stud-8 tournament, along with some more exotic events like a mixed Pot Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha event and a Heads-Up Hold’em tournament that should spark interest in players and railbirds alike. 
 
Full Tilt is pulling out all stops to make FTOPS X the biggest online series ever. Final tables will be taped, and highlight videos of those will be made available on the Full Tilt website.  In addition to this added incentive every player making the final table of an FTOPS X event will receive a limited-edition FTOPS jacket. Winners of each event will also receive a gold FTOPS jersey and gold jersey avatar for use on the Full Tilt Poker site.
 
A full range of satellites is currently underway and players can qualify for seats for as little as $2.25. The extensive schedule of qualifiers will continue right through to the end of the FTOPS X schedule. Download Full Tilt Poker today and take your shot at the millions of dollars on offer during FTOPS X!
 
The FTOPS X schedule is available below, complete with both Full Tilt Lobby times (US EST) and Australian Eastern Summer Time in brackets:
 
Event #1: Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Thursday Nov 6)
$216 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em Six-Max
$1 Million Guaranteed
 
Event #2: Thursday, Nov. 6th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Friday Nov 7)
$256 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Knockout
$200,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #3: Thursday, Nov. 6th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Friday Nov 7)
$535 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em 3x Shootout
$300,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #4: Friday, Nov. 7th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Saturday Nov 8)
$322 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em, One rebuy and One add-on
$600,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #5: Friday, Nov. 7th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Saturday Nov 8)
$216 buy-in Limit Hold’ em Six-Max
$150,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #6: Saturday, Nov. 8th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Sunday Nov 9)
$535 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max
$350,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #7: Saturday, Nov. 8th at 16:00 ET (8am AEST, Sunday Nov 9)
$109 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em
$600,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #8: Sunday, Nov. 9th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Monday Nov 10)
$256 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em Knockout Six-Max
$600,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #9: Sunday, Nov. 9th at 18:00 ET (10am AEST, Monday Nov 10)
$322 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em
$1.5 Million Guaranteed
 
Event #10: Monday, Nov. 10th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Tuesday Nov 11)
$322 buy-in Mixed Hold’ em
$250,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #11: Monday, Nov. 10th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Tuesday Nov 11)
$1,060 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em
$1.5 Million Guaranteed
 
Event #12: Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Wednesday Nov 12)
$216 buy-in Half Pot Limit Hold’ em, Half Pot Limit Omaha
$150,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #13: Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Wednesday Nov 12)
$535 buy-in HORSE
$300,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #14: Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Wednesday, Nov 12)
$216 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em Turbo
$500,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #15: Wednesday, Nov. 12th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Thursday Nov 13)
$216 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better
$150,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #16: Wednesday, Nov. 12th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Thursday Nov 13)
$322 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em Six-Max Rebuy
$1 Million Guaranteed
 
Event #17: Thursday, Nov. 13th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Friday Nov 14)
$216 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em 4x Shootout Six-Max
$250,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #18: Thursday, Nov. 13th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Friday Nov 14)
$322 buy-in Razz
$150,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #19: Friday, Nov. 14th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Saturday Nov 15)
$216 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em
$400,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #20: Friday, Nov. 14th at 21:00 ET (1pm AEST, Saturday Nov 15)
$216 buy-in Stud Eight or Better
$100,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #21: Saturday, Nov. 15th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Sunday Nov 16)
$535 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em Heads-Up
$500,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #22: Saturday, Nov. 15th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Sunday Nov 16)
$5,200 buy-in No Limit Hold’ em Two-Day Event Six-Max
$2 Million Guaranteed
 
Event #23: Saturday, Nov. 15th at 16:00 ET (8am AEST, Sunday Nov 16)
$109 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy
$400,000 Guaranteed
 
Event #24: Sunday, Nov. 16th at 14:00 ET (6am AEST, Monday Nov 17)
$129 buy-in No Limit Hold ‘em Knockout
$500,000 Guaranteed
 
Main Event: Sunday, Nov. 16th at 18:00 ET (10am AEST, Monday Nov 17)
$535 buy-in No Limit Hold ‘em
$2.5 Million Guaranteed

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