Select Page Expands Its List of Free Poker Offerings with the Launch of the FTR Gauntlet: The FTR Online Poker League strengthens its position as one of the premiere online poker community and strategy sites with the launch of the FTR Gauntlet: The FTR Online Poker League.

(PRWEB) June 2, 2006 — (FTR), one of the fastest growing online poker communities with over 6,900 registered members and over 320,000 poker forum articles, continues to build on its varied list of free poker features with the launch of the FTR Gauntlet – FTR’s own private online poker league. FlopTurnRiver has set itself apart from the crowd by focusing on building a fun, friendly, and very skilled poker community. And to build on FTR’s sense of community, the site has added a section dedicated to its online poker league, available to all FTR members.

The FTR Gauntlet will soon be entering its 4th season at FlopTurnRiver. However, this season, FlopTurnRiver has completely rebuilt and totally integrated software systems to manage all aspects of the online poker league. The FTR Gauntlet section has systems to manage player registration, point tracking, player ranking and standings, point distribution, and tournament schedules! To check out results from the Gauntlet III, visit the FTR Gauntlet: Online Poker League section at

The Gauntlet itself is free to join. The season consists of a series of twenty-four multi-table tournaments. Each player is permitted to play a maximum of twelve tournaments during the course of the season, and may choose which tournaments to enter. All of these tournaments are quite affordable – with either a $5 or $10 buy-in. The top finishers of each individual tournament will collect and keep the tournament cash prizes as in any online tournament. FTR insists on low stake buy-ins for their league tournaments because the focus is not winning each other’s money, but playing for fun, bragging rights, and the coveted FTR Gauntlet Trophy.

FTR will keep a leaderboard based on a point system. The leaderboard will be updated following every event with the latest standings. At the conclusion of the season, prizes will be awarded to the top three league finishers. Those prizes will be determined each season, but first place will take home the FTR Gauntlet Trophy. To view a picture of the custom FTR Gauntlet Trophy, you can visit Additional cash prizes and FTR Gear will also go out to the top three finishers.

Season IV of the FTR Gauntlet is scheduled to start June 14, 2006! Visit the FTR Forums at and check out the FTR Gauntlet Forum for all the latest news regarding the upcoming season. also features numerous Texas Holdem strategy articles, free poker tools, comprehensive reviews of over 50 online poker rooms, the bustling poker forum, and much more.

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