It's new players against new poker players only, with real money on the line. During their first 2000 hands of real money poker, newbies can learn to earn at "New to the Game" tables which exclude experienced players.
To find a New to the Game table...,
whether ring game, scheduled tournament or Sit & Go tournament, we recommend you use Basic View of the Full Tilt Poker lobby.
When searching in Basic View*, you will be directed to New to the Game tables if you’re eligible. If you are no longer eligible to play at these tables, you will automatically be directed to our standard tables.
*Basic View is an interactive guide designed to help you find the games you want to play via step-by-step instructions. To enable Basic View, open the Options menu in the game lobby and select Lobby View > Basic View.
In the games list in the Standard View lobby, New to the Game tables are identifiable by the New to the Game icon:
If you are using Standard View and are eligible to play at New to the Game tables, your games list will show those tables only.
New to the Game Sit & Go tournaments cover the smallest buy-in amounts offered. You can sit at a maximum of two New to the Game tournament tables simultaneously.
Not everyone will be allowed to play at these tables, and a player's eligibility will be based on the number of hands one has played. For tournaments, eligibility will be determined by the number of scheduled tournaments or sit-n-gos one has played. Furthermore, eligibility will be independent of each game variant.