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Full Tilt Poker Releases FTOPS XXVIII Schedule

Full Tilt Poker has released the schedule for the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) XXVIII, a two-week long march featuring 35 tournaments and $4 million in guaranteed prize pools. FTOPS XXVIII will begin on Sunday, March 15th and culminates with the $1,000 buy-in, $1 million Guaranteed Prize Pool Main Event on Sunday, March 29th.

Full Tilt is giving players a chance to sit down in the FTOPS Main Event for free through FTOPS XXVIII Main Event Freerolls. One Freeroll will be held each day from Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 27th. Everyone who finishes in the top 100 of any of those gets a ticket into the Main Event Finale Freeroll, to be held on Saturday, March 28th. The top five finishers in the Finale get their tickets into the FTOPS Main Event.

FTOPS AvatarBack again for this go-round is also the FTOPS Satellite Hero promotion, rewarding players for cashing in events into which they gained entry via satellite. One cash earns players an FTOPS Satellite Hero Freeroll ticket. Two cashes earns a MiniFTOPS Main Event ticket. Three or four cashes is good enough for a MiniFTOPS Main Event ticket plus T$50, while more than that gets the ticket plus T$100. The aforementioned freeroll will be on Saturday, April 4th and will award 25 MiniFTOPS Main Event tickets.

And, as usual, there will be special prizes for doing exceedingly well in any FTOPS event. Those who make a final table will win a limited editions FTOPS jacket (Full Tilt says it could take a full year to arrive…seriously, just give me the cash equivalent). Each event winner will score a gold FTOPS jersey, a gold jersey Full Tilt Poker avatar, and the jacket (really, I would rather just have the cash value, as it will be more than the tax deduction I would get for donating the apparel).*

Then there is the FTOPS Leaderboard. Leaderboards are as old as time, so it is no secret how they work – score points based on tournament finishes. The reward for the top four finishes is really nice, though: a four month Black Card Pro Sponsorship. The big benefit of the sponsorship is 100 percent rakeback, a veritable gold mine for people who play a lot (Black Card sponsored players would fall into this category). They also earn double Full Tilt Points for the duration of the sponsorship.

FTOPS XXVIII Schedule

Sunday, March 15th

Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $350,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold’em – $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Monday, March 16th

Event #3: $100 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max – $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #4: $250 Fixed-Limit HORSE – $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #5: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Rush – $70,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Tuesday, March 17th

Event #6: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max – $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #7: $500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max – $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #8: $100 No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Entry Flipout – $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Wednesday, March 18th

Event #9: $100 No-Limit Hold’em – $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #10: $250 Fixed-Limit Hold’em – $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Thursday, March 19th

Event #11: $500 Mixed 10-Game, 6-Max Multi-Entry – $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #12: $100 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up – $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Friday, March 20th

Event #13: $250 Fixed-Limit Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo – $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #14: $100 No-Limit Hold’em Rush with Re-Buys – $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Saturday, March 21st

Event #15: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em (Two Day Event) – $350,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #16: $500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi 6-Max Triple Chance – $60,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Sunday, March 22nd

Event #17: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Multi-Entry – $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #18: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $350,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #19: $100 No-Limit Hold’em with Re-Buys – $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Monday, March 23rd

Event #20: $250 No-Limit Hold’em – $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #21: $500 Fixed-Limit Razz – $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #22: $250 No-Limit Hold’em – $60,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Tuesday, March 24th

Event #23: $250 No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max – $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #24: $500 No-Limit Hold’em – $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #25: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout – $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Wednesday, March 25th

Event #26: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha 6 Card Omaha Hi, 6-Max – $35,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #27: $100 No-Limit Hold’em with Re-Buys – $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Thursday, March 26th

Event #28: $250 No-Limit Hold’em 4-Handed – $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #29: $250 Pot-Limit HA – $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Friday, March 27th

Event #30: $250 Mixed 25-Game 6-Max Re-Entry – $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #31: $100 No-Limit Hold’em, 1 Re-Buy, 1 Add-On – $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Saturday, March 28th

Event #32: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi Rush – $40,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #33: $100 No-Limit Hold’em – $40,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Sunday, March 29th

Event #34: $250 No-Limit Hold’em – $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Event #35: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry MAIN EVENT – $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

* I don’t mean to belabor the point (yes, I do), but is there anyone in this day and age of online poker who would be excited to receive a Full Tilt jacket? I cannot imagine someone strutting around proudly with one of those. Back in the poker boom days, yeah, it was fun to get poker room swag. Online poker was up and coming. It was kind of cool. But now, not that it’s “uncool,” but wearing a poker jacket is just so cheesy (it was back then, too, but it was new and fun). And wearing one for a poker room that has history built on shame? Come on.

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