Full Tilt Poker has been in the news the past few years mostly for all the wrong reasons. However, the company has been taking steps in the right direction and has recently announced the launch of a creative and innovative platform that will be used to promote a number of poker tournaments. Full Tilt Poker has invested a lot into the new platform and believes that it will provide poker players from across the globe a greatly enhanced poker experience.
The company confirmed that on the 19th of March it will introduce Flipout Tournaments on the Full Tilt Poker client. These new tournaments will permit players to flip immediately, kickstart the action started and send everyone that wins straight into the money. The first round of a Flipout Tournament will automatically result in all players going all in find a winner. After this, the players who have not won will get a spot at a regular multi-table tournament format and the event will continue using the format of a standard betting procedure. The most obvious change in this format is that players that win the flip during the first round will already be in the money.
In a release, Sarne Lightman, Full Tilt Poker’s Head of Marketing said
The time saving of a Flipout is obvious, but a bit less obvious is what happens after the flip round. You’ll be in the money of a potentially large tournament and nobody has actually played a hand yet. This means the average skill level when you hit the money will be the same as the average skill level at the start of the tournament, which is very different from a standard tournament.
Full Tilt Poker also confirmed that it will celebrate the launch of Flipout Tournaments by hosting a 4 day Flipout Festival that will have $25,000 in extra cash and prizes. The festival is scheduled to start on the 21st of May and will be made up of 108 tournaments across 12 different events. All of these 12 events will feature different ranges of buy-in levels and will start with a freeroll.
Lightman was excited by the launch of the festival and said
We’ll have 81-player sit-n-os where, if you make it past the flip round, you’ll be in the money and at the nine-handed final table immediately. This will be great for players who want more final-table experience playing for bigger money (with the extra excitement and pressure that brings) than if they just played a nine-handed sit-n-go.