Full Tilt Online Poker Series is Off and Running!

April 27, 2009

The online poker world is alight with the start of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. The Series is one of the largest annual events within all of the online poker world. With Millions of prize money at stake, this years Series promises to be one of the most exciting events in online history.

The start of the series was met with excitement and participation by many of poker elite players. With a $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize pool for Event 1, players came swarming in by the thousands. Event # 1, which was hosted by none other than Full Tilt Pro and Co-Founder Howard Lederer, kicked off on Wednesday, February 4th at 9:00pm ET. The buy-in of a reasonable $200+$16 and 6,275 entrants, meant that Full Tilt more than met there $1,000,000 Guarantee, bringing in $1,255,000 in prize money.

Event #1 brought hours of play amongst some of online pokers elite. Overall 738 players made in the money. The event saw host, Howard Lederer, sneak into the money taking down $326.30 in 697th place. A few notable Full Tilt Professionals made deep runs into the tournament, with Brandon Adams finishing in 229th place and Lee Watkinson busting out in 211th place. But in the end only one of the many could be crowned the first event champion in 2009. That place belonged to “muckducks,” who took home the $216,512.60 first place prize. His best previous finish in the Full Tilt series was for just $787. Needless to say, the last few days have proven to be some of the best days of David “muckducks” Cairns life.

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Event # 2 began today, February 5th at 2pm ET and is nearly half way over. This event is a Omaha Hi/Lo Pot Limit tournament. Full Tilt Pro Ringo Mathis is hosting the event and Full Tilt has guaranteed a prize pool of $200,000. This event drew a crowd of 1,428 entrants. With a buy-in of $240, Full Tilt easily reached the guarantee, with $285,600 in the total prize pool. There will be 162 places paid and the lucky winner will take down $61,404 in prize winnings. As I write this article, the event is at Level 11 with blinds of 150/300. Ronny2100 is leading the pack of 739 players remaining with a stack of 42,536. Full Tilt Professional Martin Klaeser is currently in 3rd with 33,215. You can follow the action live or get involved in one of the many tournaments, at FullTiltPoker.com.

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series continues throughout the month of February with events taking place every day through February 15th, with many days seeing two to three events. The series culminates with the Main Event taking place Sunday, February 15th at 6:00 ET. This event is hosted by John Juanda and guarantees a prize pool of 2.5 million dollars. This event is sure to draw thousands of players, hoping to get their share of the riches. Make sure to check back each day, as I keep you updated on one of the years biggest events in the online world.

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