Not content with the the biggest online games, the FTOPS, and numerous other concerns, Full Tilt Poker have set their sites on Europe. Recently, the “Home of the Pros” commissioned the Full Tilt Series España – a traveling high stakes tournament festival spanning the whole of Spain.
From Barcelona to Málaga, Full Tilt’s expert team has been roaming the country putting on their own brand of top-class poker spectacular. The tour is almost over, but not before a barnstorming climax at the Casino Gran Madrid in Torrelondones. The Grand Final has a guaranteed prize pool of €550,000, more than enough to make a collection of skilled European players very happy.
The Grand Final brings to a close the largest live tournament series in Spain’s history. There have been four events in total, starting with a summer stop in Madrid (June 19th – 21st). The traveling festival then moved on to Málaga (August 14th to 16th) and from there on to Barcelona (October 1st – 4th). Each stop involved a collection of different tournaments, culminating in a €1500 + €150 main event.
Many many players have found their way into these events for less than the advertised fee. There’s still time to join a quick qualifier and win your ticket to the Grand Final. Every Wednesday at 15:45 ET there’s a $250 + $16 qualifier on Full Tilt, which guarantees two seats into the Spanish spectacle. Miss out mid-week and you can take another shot in the $500 + $35 Sunday satellite, where three seats are guaranteed. If these still seem a little pricey, then you can pick up a qualifier ticket by playing one of the regular $75 + $7, $30 + $3, or $250 + $16 tournaments.
The Grand final is scheduled to run from December 3rd – 6th and is sure to be one of Spain’s richest ever poker tournaments. If they’re lucky, attendees might catch a glimpse of Danish sensation Gus Hansen. The Great Dane has already confirmed his attendance, along with the likes of Barny Boatman, Robert Romanello, and Raul Paez. As far as the native players are concerned, the most exciting contender is 2001 WSOP Main Event champ Carlos Mortensen. The leading Spanish money winner has a second bracelet to his name, along with two WPT titles. For a chance to see Carlos’ inventive chip stacking techniques, bask in the Spanish sunshine, and take a shot at €550,000 guaranteed, log on to Full Tilt.