Shyam Markus, room manager for Full Tilt Poker, said that the newly re-launched Full Tilt Poker will start offering FTOPS XXI from Dec 2 to Dec 16.
This means that online poker players returning to Full Tilt Poker when it is re-launched on Nov 6 will be greeted by FTOPS, the immensely popular online poker tournament series.
Shyam Markus was answering a number of player queries on the Two Plus Two Forum. One of the questions happened to be about FTOPS, in response to which Markus said that players can take part in the FTOPS from Dec 2 to Dec 16.
The Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) was an online poker tournament series run on Full Tilt Poker every quarter till the online poker room was closed in June 2011.
Before the US federal crackdown of Black Friday, the FTOPS Main Event had a buy-in of $646 and offered a grand prize of over $1 million for the last man standing.
FTOPS XX, which was held post Black Friday, was quite dull and quiet, but Ariel “ArielBahia” Celestino collected a grand prize of $350,000. Celestino also won a PokerStars SCOOP prize this year.
Full Tilt Poker has not released extra details about FTOPS XXI. The FTOPS events of the past comprised as many as 45 major online poker tournament events and players could either buy-in directly or qualify through a wide range of satellites. The FTOPS bore a striking similarity to PokerStars SCOOP and WCOOP.
Shyam Markus also announced that Full Tilt Poker will send emails to its international real money online poker players soon. Last month, the online poker room had sent emails to players who have more than €3,000 in their Full Tilt Poker accounts. The online poker room is all set to be re-launched on Nov 6 with former rival PokerStars as its new owner.
PokerStars acquired Full Tilt Poker in Aug 2012 and has already appointed a new management committee for it. The online poker room will be operated as a brand separate from PokerStars, giving online poker players a brand new online poker experience.
When Full Tilt Poker is re-launched on Nov 6, its players can login to their accounts as usual, start playing for real money, or withdraw their funds. The newly launched Full Tilt Poker is licensed and regulated in the Isle of Man, a strict gambling jurisdiction that focuses especially on the protection of players’ money.