Over the next few months Full Tilt Poker will be awarding a select group of skillful players seats into two of Europe’s most prestigious TV tournaments. Late Night Poker and Poker Million are offering combined prize pools of almost $2 million, and seats for these events are on offer for free at Full Tilt.
The Poker Million first arrived on European screens in 2000, and has been awarding millions of dollars in prizes ever since. Players battle through a series of televised single player heats, building up to a spectacular final table. The grand final of this event attracts around 30 million viewers worldwide, and features the cream of the world’s pros as well as a few unknown online aces.
The cheapest way to win a seat is to sign up to one of the Poker Million Freeroll qualifiers. Finish in the top 27 of this tournament and you’ll win a seat to a Round Two qualifier. Top finishers there will make it through to the Poker Million Final, where one precious seat will go to the winner. Round One freerolls will be running twice a day from May 8th to September 27th.
Those players with Full Tilt Points to spare may elect to skip the first round entirely, and buy-in into the round two qualifiers for 200 FT points. Alternatively, those with a larger stash may jump straight into the final for 5,000 FT points. These finals will be held on July 26th, August, 23rd, and September 27th.
These freeroll events are only available to residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland, but the rest of the world can get in on the action with the Poker Million Cash Qualifiers. The buy-in is $500 + $35, although regular satellites will also be running. The real money qualifiers are on August 2nd, August 30th, September 6th, September 13th, September 20th, and Sept 27th. All the final events award one $22,000 prize package, including the $20k buy-in and $2,000 spending money.
Late Night poker first aired in 1999, and pioneered the use of hole cams – predating even the World Poker Tour. Once again you can only win seats on Full Tilt Poker, with the setup being much the same as with the Poker Million. Daily freeroll qualifiers are running between May 8th and August 9th, awarding seats into round two events, which in turn send lucky players to the Late Night Poker Final.
Once again, point hoarders can skip straight to Round Two for 100 points, or the final for 2,500 points. Cash events are also being held for those players outside the UK and Ireland. The final can be bought into for $300 + $22, or entered via satellite tournaments. The freeroll finals will be held on July 12th and August 19th, while the cash finals are on July 5th and July 19th. Both are awarding a $12,000 prize package, including a $10k buy-in and $2,000 spending money.