Online poker players around the world are preparing to play for a share of $45 million in guarantees across 70 events in PokerStars' 2015 World Championship of Online Poker from September 6-27. While that series is the highlight of many professional and recreational online poker players, they now have another series to choose from over at PokerStars' sister site, Full Tilt, which will host the Full Tilt Classic during the same time.
The Full Tilt Classic takes place from September 11-20 and will feature 20 exciting tournaments with $270,000 in guaranteed prizes, along with 40 side events in a 10-day span. The highlight of the poker festival will be the $100 buy-in Full Tilt Classic Main Event, which boasts a healthy $75,000 guaranteed prize pool.
We’re getting back to basics with the Full Tilt Classic.
What's great about the Full Tilt Classic is that, unlike the WCOOP, there are buy-ins ranging from $10 to $100 that cater more toward recreational players. Additionally, the site will host numerous satellite events, allowing players to qualify for the events for just a fraction of the cost.
"We’re getting back to basics with the Full Tilt Classic," said Full Tilt Managing Director Dominic Mansour. "Multiple tournaments with buy-ins that suit players of all levels and, of course, exciting guarantees. It’s going to be a fun 10 days."
In addition to the reasonable buy-ins, events are available in many formats including four-max, six-max, and full-ring. Additionally, there are many different types of game variants featured on the schedule including no-limit hold'em, limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha hi-lo, no-limit Omaha hi-lo, six-card Omaha, razz, 10-game, and 25-game.
Here is a look at the Full Tilt Classic's entire 20-event schedule:
|Event #1||Fri, Sept. 11||12:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||Full Ring||$10|
|Event #2||Fri, Sept. 11||14:30 ET||Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo||6-Max||$50|
|Event #3||Sat, Sept. 12||12:30 ET||Pot-Limit Omaha||Full Ring||$100|
|Event #4||Sat, Sept. 12||14:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||4-Max||$25|
|Event #5||Sun, Sept. 13||11:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||6-Max||$10|
|Event #6||Sun, Sept. 13||13:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||Full Ring||$50|
|Event #7||Mon, Sept. 14||12:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||8-Max||$25|
|Event #8||Mon, Sept. 14||14:30 ET||10-Game||Full Ring||$50|
|Event #9||Tue, Sept. 15||12:30 ET||No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo||6-Max||$25|
|Event #10||Tue, Sept. 15||14:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||6-Max||$100|
|Event #11||Wed, Sept. 16||12:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em Rebuy||Full Ring||$10|
|Event #12||Wed, Sept. 16||14:30 ET||Razz||Full Ring||$50|
|Event #13||Thu, Sept. 17||12:30 ET||Pot-Limit Omaha||6-Max||$10|
|Event #14||Thu, Sept. 17||14:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||6-Max||$50|
|Event #15||Fri, Sept. 18||12:30 ET||25-Game||Full Ring||$25|
|Event #16||Fri, Sept. 18||14:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||8-Max||$10|
|Event #17||Sat, Sept. 19||12:30 ET||6-Card Omaha||6-Max||$100|
|Event #18||Sat, Sept. 19||14:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||Full Ring||$25|
|Event #19||Sun, Sept. 20||11:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||6-Max||$25|
|Main Event||Sun, Sept. 20||13:30 ET||No-Limit Hold'em||Full Ring||$100|
In addition to the many satellites, Full Tilt is giving its players a chance to play in events for free with freerolls running twice a day rewarding anywhere from five to 20 players tickets to upcoming Full Tilt Classic events.
Additionally, the series' top performing players will be rewarded thanks to the Full Tilt Classic Leaderboard, where the top 100 players will share $3,000 worth of tournament tickets.