Full Tilt Online Poker Series

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The Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) is an online poker tournament series sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. It was established in August 2006 [1] and is held approximately every three months.[2]

The FTOPS consists of multiple tournaments in a variety of different poker games, each of which is hosted by a different Full Tilt professional.[3] FTOPS I consisted of eight Texas Hold 'em and Omaha Hold 'em tournaments,[1] but the series has since expanded to include Stud, Razz, and mixed games, as well as knockout bounty, shootout, cashout, short-handed, and heads up tournaments.[3] With the FTOPS XIII in August 2009, Full Tilt added a charity event to the series to benefit Ante Up for Africa, hosted by Don Cheadle.[4] The main event was a $500 buy in No Limit Holdem tournament for FTOPS I to XV and is now $600 from FTOPS XVI onwards. The $2,100 Two-Day Event has for a long time been the highest buy-in tournament in the series, but as of FTOPS XIX, the $10,300 Two-Day Heads-Up Event has surpassed it.

The series features a number of ongoing challenges that reward players for certain feats, such as winning 30 hands without showdown.[5] Players who make the final table are awarded an FTOPS jacket, and event winners are awarded an FTOPS gold jersey and an FTOPS gold jersey avatar to represent them at Full Tilt’s tables.[6] At the FTOPS XV in February 2010, any player who makes the money in 17 of the 27 events will receive a $1 million bonus.[5]

Full Tilt also sponsors the MiniFTOPS, which takes place one month later and features the same events at one-tenth of the original buy-ins.[7]

FTOPS Main Event winners[edit]

Series Date Entrants Winner First Prize
FTOPS I August 2006 1,468 United States Crownnginger $161,480
FTOPS II November 2006 2,449 United States Spiked $224,653
FTOPS III February 2007 3,217 United States Traheho (Alec Torelli) $288,001
FTOPS IV May 2007 3,798 United States John_McClane17 $336,217
FTOPS V August 2007 4,578 United States CrazyZachary (Zachary Clark) $395,905
FTOPS VI November 2007 4,371 United States fkscreennames (Daryl Jace) $385,937
FTOPS VII February 2008 5,291 United States Reverse (Allen Goldstein) $456,401
FTOPS VIII May 2008 4,750 United States cheesemonster (Keith Lehr) $410,780
FTOPS IX August 2008 4,880 United States dubbeemin (Brian Mintz) $432,400
FTOPS X November 2008 5,225 United States Julian Verse (Va Shon Watkins) $450,708
FTOPS XI February 2009 5,287 United States csimmsux (Adam Geyer) $456,056[8]
FTOPS XII May 2009 4,581 United States Pocketownage420 $432,400[9]
FTOPS XIII August 2009 5,306 United States Poligraph (Matthew Waxman) $453,663[10]
FTOPS XIV November 2009 5,471 Germany zhivago2 (Heinz Kamutzki) $418,839[11]
FTOPS XV February 2010 5,645 United States JackQKA $237,644 (7-way deal)[12]
FTOPS XVI May 2010 4,534 United States Kirbynator $327,057.40 (3-way deal)[13]
FTOPS XVII August 2010 4,805 United States TyboVegas $423,057.41 (2-way deal)[14]
FTOPS XVIII November 2010 5,023 France JHoWn $411,932.13 (3-way deal)[15]
FTOPS XIX February 2011 14,479 Italy GIAMPP $877,949.74 (3-way deal)[16]
FTOPS XX May 2011 4,666 Brazil ArielBahia (Ariel Celestino) $346,696 (4-way deal)[17]
FTOPS XXI December 2012 4,766 Canada yadio1111 (Yann Dion) $453,229.40 (2-way deal)[18]
FTOPS XXII March 2013 3,653 Russia feel fine $392,332.20[19]
FTOPS XXIII August 2013 3,327 Germany Itahaschi $270,828.43 (3-way deal)[20]
FTOPS XXIV December 2013 2,755 Finland poksu pete $207,016.12 (3-way deal)[21]
FTOPS XXV April 2014 2,557 United Kingdom Firaldo87 (Niall Farrell) $236,232.74 (3-way deal)[22]
FTOPS XXVI August 2014 1,500 United Kingdom ponyo88 $153,962.72 (3-way deal)[23]
FTOPS XXVII December 2014 1,767 Brazil natfalber11 (Nathaniel Falber) $212,040[24]
FTOPS XXVIII March 2015 1,260 United Kingdom potta_x_potta (Mustapha Kanit) $239,400[25]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.pokersite.org/poker-tournaments/ftops/
  2. ^ http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/ftops-schedule-explained-by-howard-lederer-1008/
  3. ^ a b http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/ftops-xv-schedule-announced-7341/
  4. ^ http://www.coinflip.com/news/schedule-ftops-xiii-released.html
  5. ^ a b http://www.onlinegambling.com/poker/news/FTOPS_XV-601008.html
  6. ^ http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/full-tilt-poker-and-ftops-gold-3728/
  7. ^ http://www.pokerlistings.com/17-million-on-the-line-in-upcoming-ftops-xv-56327
  8. ^ FTOPS XI Main Event: Adam 'csimmsux' Geyer Takes Top Honors
  9. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2009/05/ftops-xii-main-event-pocketownage420-captures-title-6579.htm
  10. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2009/08/sunday-briefing-poligraph-takes-the-ftops-main-event-7067.htm
  11. ^ http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/zhivago2-obiedman-win-ftops-xiv-poker-titles-6467/
  12. ^ http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/ftops-xv-main-event-ends-in-seven-way-chop-8520/
  13. ^ http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/promotions/full-tilt-online-poker-series/ftops-xvi-results-main-event/
  14. ^ http://w.fulltiltpoker.com/promotions/full-tilt-online-poker-series/ftops-xvii-results-34
  15. ^ http://news.bluffmagazine.com/ftops-jhowh-wins-main-while-tennisassxy-takes-down-two-day-event-17028/
  16. ^ http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/10793-blair-hinkle-scores-1-million-in-ftops-main-event
  17. ^ http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/11240-ariel-arielbahia-celestino-wins-ftops-main-event
  18. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2012/12/ftops-day-15-yann-yadio1111-dion-wins-main-event-14012.htm
  19. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2013/04/ftops-xxii-day-15-feel-fine-wins-main-event-kevin-eyster-14646.htm
  20. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2013/08/the-sunday-briefing-toby-lewis-wins-2K-ftops-event-for-253K-16128.htm
  21. ^ http://www.highstakesdb.com/4350-sincinaty118-wins-5m-sunday-million-ftops-xxiv-concludes.aspx
  22. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/04/the-sunday-briefing-mike-mcdonald-niall-farrell-chop-ftops-18024.htm
  23. ^ http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/08/the-sunday-briefing-espen-sorlie-chops-sunday-million-and-ft-19056.htm
  24. ^ http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/natfalber11-wins-ftops-xxvii-main-event-590308/
  25. ^ http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/lasagnaaammm-wins-ftops-xxviii-main-event-590673/

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