The FTOPS Set To Return In December

With Full Tilt Poker set to be re-launched in a month’s time, players will be delighted to hear that the Full Tilt Onoine Poker Series is set to carry on. The quarterly tournaments will be kicked off again around a month after the site has been set back in motion.

In fact the first one has been scheduled for the 2nd of December and will run right through until the 16th; this is according to a post on the 2+2 forums by the Full Tilt Poker Room Manager Shylam Markus just yesterday.

Before the site was closed down, the FTOPS was right up there with the PokerStars WCOOP and SCOOP tournaments as the biggest and best that can be played online. All three tournaments were usually the most important dates that an online tournament pro would have marked down in their calendars. The FTOP series will on average consist of around 40 events with buy-ins to suit each and every budget available.

The buy-ins will generally range from as little as $100 and can go as high as around $10k with pretty much every poker variation being covered from No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Fixed limit games and of course some mixed game variations.

The Last FTOPS!

The last series held before Black Friday was back in February 2011, the series culminated in a $640 Main Event that offered a winner prize of $1 million. Additionally there was $10k buy-in heads up event and a higher stakes $2k No Limit Hold’em event.

After Black Friday, the next FOTP attracted an understandably lower number of players which led to a lowering of the guaranteed prize pool to a figure of $5 million for the series. This led to the winner of the Main Event taking home just $350k, compared to the usual $1 million previously.

The full schedule of events is still yet to be announced, though with plenty of time between the re-launch and the first series there is still scope for a large selection of satellites.

In other Full Tilt news, the website has now been updated to show a countdown to when the site will re-launch with it currently standing at 29 days. It seems PokerStars are fully on course with the re-launch of their newly acquired poker client.

Just last week Full Tilt also announced the capture of Gus Hansen as their first sponsored poker pros with rumours of there being two or three more in the pipeline before the site kicks back into action.

With regards to who those players are, it’s really anyone’s guess and they do have plenty of options on that front.