Log on to just one of the many online poker sites and navigate to their scheduled tournament section. You’ll immediately be inundated with events of all shapes and sizes. From Hold ‘em to Lowball, there’s an event for every game and every buy-in. There are guaranteed tournaments that promise minimum prize pools, satellites that win you into bigger events, and everything else from shootouts to rebuys.
However, what you’ll rarely find in these lists is a decent selection of Money Added tournaments. These are the events where the poker sites add a chunk of their own cash to the prize pool, regardless of entrants. This is in contrast to the more common guaranteed events, where the minimum prize pools promised are almost always covered by buy-ins. Money Added tournaments are usually hidden away in the corners of most online poker clients and to get yourself involved you’ll need to navigate to a site like Flop Turn River.
FTR has thousands of dollars in Money Added tournaments and Freerolls available every month, exclusively for their members. Signing up to the forum is free and will unlock a whole raft of hidden event passwords. The message board is populated by serious and casual players alike, all of whom engage in strategy discussions suitable for all abilities. The site itself plays host to a series of room reviews, poker news reports, in-depth articles, and bonus deals. All in all, becoming a member of FTR could be the wisest poker decision you’ve made in a long time.
Here’s a look at some of the exclusive FTR tournaments coming up in the first half of February:
FTR365 (February 2nd 15:00 ET) – A trio of dollars is all you need to get into this Bet365Poker tournament, with a whole $300 added to the prize pool. If you’re tempted by the whirlwind of great value, you’d better sign up to the FlopTurnRiver forum.
FTR New Depositors Freeroll (February 3rd 15:00 ET) – Have you signed up to Mansion Poker in the month of January? Did you use FTR links? Congratulations! You’re part of a select group eligible to play in a New Depositors Freeroll with $150 added. To get in with a chance of playing in your own freeroll, click on Mansion Poker now, sign up, and make a deposit.
FTRSUN300 (February 5th 20:00 ET) – Barely into February and there’s already another exclusive FTR event, this time at SunPoker. Just $3 + $0.30 will buy you access to this $300 Money Added tournament. That is, of course, so long as you are signed up to the FTR forum, where the super-secret event password is located.
FTR500 (February 5th 10:00 ET) – The mighty Full Tilt joins forces with the almost equally mighty Flop Turn River to host a $500 Money Added tournament. Only FTR forum members have access to the password, so stop dillydallying and sign up now.
$100 Freeroll (February 6th 20:05 ET) – The first of a pair of partnerships with Bodog is this neat $100 freeroll. Even U.S. players can take their shot at this free cash, so long as they’re already members of the FlopTurnRiver forums.
$100 Freeroll (February 9th 20:00 ET) – Only the dedicated forumites are allowed access to this elite $100 freeroll at Full Tilt Poker. The great and the good from the FTR forum can access the hidden password, while all others must watch and wait in hope. To get yourself in with the glitterati next time around, sign up and start making some quality posts.
FTR Deepstack Fpp Challenge (February 10th 14:00 ET) – You may or may not know that Chili Poker is the new sponsor of the European Deepstack Poker Championships in Dublin. To celebrate inking the new deal, Chili Poker is spraying money in all directions. Some of it is coming FTR’s way and anyone with at least 50 Frequent Player Points will be able to enter this $500 Money Added tournament.
FTR11 (February 11th 22:00 ET) – The tried and trusted FTR11 returns again this month. An $1 + $0.10 exclusive tournament with $50 added to the prize pool by Carbon Poker. Carbon also accepts U.S. customers, so anyone and everyone on the FTR forums can take part.
FTR333 (February 13th 22:05 ET) – Another old favorite, the FTR333, makes a welcome return in February – allowing FTR forum members the chance to compete for $300 added cash on top of a $3 + $0.30 buy-in. This exclusive tournament has more than money to offer talented players. Anyone who cashes will get their choice of BodogLife T-Shirt or hat. What more could you ask for?
$200 Freeroll (February 14th 20:00 ET) – Anyone who used FTR links to sign up to PokerStars is eligible to compete in this $200 Freeroll. If you’ve yet to join the largest online poker site in the world, then act with haste and you’ll be in place to take full advantage of this exclusive FTR tournament.