With the Halloween season practically in the rear view mirror, Full Tilt Poker is busy preparing a late treat for their legions of internet players.
FTOPS XVIII is coming, featuring an impressive roster of 34 events and an astonishing $19 million in guaranteed cash. The action kicks off November 10 at 21:00 ET in the latest installment of what many consider to be the premier online series in poker.
First on tap, predictably, will be Event #1, a $200 + $16 No Limit Hold’em tournament. While a host has yet to be chosen, the most important guest in the affair has been confirmed – $800,000 in guaranteed money.
From there, things only get more interesting. Besides the regular tournament staples, Full Tilt has added additional Knockout, Shootout, and Turbo/Super Turbo events to keep their players interested. Also returning will be their massive two-day event, which will reward the marathon players with a prize pool currently set at $2,000,000. Rush Poker tournaments will make a triumphant return, as well, with seven separate events currently lined up.
Among the confirmed event hosts so far are Chip Jett (Event #2), Jeff Madsen (Event #3), Rafe Furst (Event #21), and Steve Brecher (Event #32). Keep an eye on the FlopTurnRiver blogroll to see who else turns out for FTOPS XVIII.
Beyond the cash prizes, Full Tilt is offering several prestige items to pad the egos of the eventual winners. Each player who manages to fight their way to a final table will receive a limited edition FTOPS jacket, while the winner also gets a gold FTOPS jersey and a matching digital avatar. For the grinders out there, they also offer a leaderboard competition – whoever places atop the list will win a custom Full Tilt avatar, along with free entry into all but a few of the events of the forthcoming FTOPS XIX.
As expected, there will be more satellite tournaments than any one player could imagine competing in. If you don’t have the cash for a straight-up buy in to FTOPS XVIII, be sure to spend some time at the satellite tables. Who knows? You just may find your way into the big-time.