Full Tilt Poker’s series of turbo tournaments is set to start today, Sunday. The Micro Turbo Online Poker Series (MTOPS) is similar in nature to the PokerStars TCOOP with one major difference – the buy-ins for the tournaments will be much smaller and more oriented to low stakes players. As such, those with small bankrolls will have the chance to turn a minimal entry into a considerable score.
The first MTOPS event that will start at 13:00 GMT is a freeroll, meaning that players will not have to put up any of their own cash to be able to play. Instead, the players have earned tickets during the past week and anyone that has earned even a fraction of an FTP point is given two tickets for the tourney. The guarantee for the tournament is $25,000, which means that the winner will literally turn nothing into a big win and be set for the remainder of the tournament series.
In total, the series will be made up of 75 tournaments across a wide diversity of game types and betting structures, including even lesser-known games like Irish poker and Courchevel. However, the majority of the events will be with the games of Texas Hold’em and Omaha, currently the two most popular variants.
One of the differences with the MTOPS event is that every single tournament will have multiple entries. This means that once a player has lost all their chips and is eliminated, they can buy back into the event for the same price. The advantage of this system is that players will be able to play loose and aggressive early, trying to build a monster chip stack with the knowledge that adding another bullet will only cost a minimal amount.
The MTOPS Main Event is scheduled to take place on March 2nd at 19:00 GMT. This will be the most expensive tournament on the schedule with a price tag of $15 per entry. In addition to an impressive guarantee of $500,000, players will also have the chance to earn additional money by knocking out Full Tilt Pros that will have a bounty of $100. Therefore, a person that doesn’t make the money but manages to score a Pro knockout will still profit from the tourney. This Main Event promises to be exciting and many players are scrambling to plan out their full MTOPS playing schedule.