At least $8 million up for grabs during FTOPS XXIII, Starting Sunday

Full Tilt Poker’s flagship series returns with new and exclusive tournament formats

Onchan, Isle of Man – August 2, 2013 – Kicking off this Sunday, August 4th, the latest Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) features a combined prize pool of at least $8 million, 39 events and a wider range of tournament formats than ever before.

As well as competing for a cut of the big guaranteed prize pools, players will battle it out for a place in FTOPS history by becoming the first 5-Card Omaha, Courchevel or 6-Card Omaha event winner.

A returning FTOPS favorite, the $1,000,000 Two-Day Event will start on Saturday, August 17th and will feature a Multi-Entry Tournament format. The series will conclude with the massive FTOPS XXIII Main Event, which runs Sunday, August 18th and has a $1,500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

There is more to play for than a share of the prize pool – players who reach the final table of any FTOPS XXIII event will receive a limited-edition FTOPS jacket, while winners will also get a gold FTOPS jersey and a gold-jersey avatar. The player who tops the FTOPS XXIII Leaderboard will be rewarded with a unique custom avatar and entry to every FTOPS XXIV event (excluding the Two-Day Event) – a prize worth approximately $11,000.

“FTOPS is Full Tilt Poker’s Flagship tournament series,” says Sarne Lightman, Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Poker. “With $8 million guaranteed across 39 events, featuring over 30 different game formats and poker varieties, this is the ultimate test for any online poker player.”

Direct buy-ins to FTOPS XXIII events start from $100 + $9, or players can satellite in for a fraction of the cost.

To find out more, visit: www.fulltiltpoker.com/promotions/ftops and/or read below.

FTOPS XXIII Series Details

Beginning the first weekend in August, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series returns, with big guarantees and a wider range of tournament formats than ever before!

FTOPS is back with 39 Events

Starting Sunday, August 4th, FTOPS XXIII brings you 39 events with a total guaranteed prize pool of $8 million. As always, the series features a number of tournament types available exclusively to players at Full Tilt Poker, including:

FTOPS XXIII also features a number of Re-Entry Tournaments, which allow you to take another seat in the tournament if you are knocked out while late registration is available.

The schedule is packed with a variety of tournament types and structures, including Irish, 5-Card Stud and Escalator tournaments.

Three new tournament types have been introduced at Full Tilt Poker recently and all three feature in FTOPS XXIII: Learn more about 5-Card Omaha, 6-Card Omaha and Courchevel.

Full Tilt Poker Blog

Keep up with all the FTOPS XXIII news throughout the series at the new Full Tilt Poker Blog.


The series concludes with the FTOPS XXIII Main Event, which kicks off on Sunday, August 18th at 13:30 ET. A $600 + $35 No-Limit Hold ‘em tournament, this series’ Main Event is a Re-Entry Tournament: if players are knocked out while late registration is available, they will have the opportunity to re-enter. With at least $1,500,000 guaranteed, this is sure to be a high-action conclusion to FTOPS XXIII.

Two-Day Event

The prestigious FTOPS XXIII Two-Day Event features a unique structure and a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000. The popular event, which begins at 11:00 ET on Saturday, August 17th, is a Re-Entry Tournament.

Learn more about the Two-Day Event

Win Your Seats Today

Satellite tournaments for FTOPS XXIII begin on Friday, July 5th. You can also win your FTOPS XXIII seats for a fraction of the price through Full Tilt Poker’s Steps Tournaments.

Remember to take on the FTOPS XXIII Satellite Challenge for the chance to win extra tournament buy-ins.


Be one of the final players in any FTOPS XXIII event and receive more than a nice payday:


  • Everyone who makes the final table of any FTOPS XXIII event will receive a limited-edition FTOPS jacket*
  • Players who win an FTOPS XXIII event will receive the jacket, along with a gold FTOPS jersey* and a coveted gold-jersey avatar for use on Full Tilt Poker
  • The player who finishes first on the FTOPS XXIII Leaderboard will win a custom Full Tilt Poker avatar and a special prize package which includes entry to every FTOPS XXIV event (except the Two-Day Event); the prize package is expected to be worth approximately $11,000 in tournament entries


MiniFTOPS is your chance to turn a small buy-in into a huge score. Get in on the action of all 39 FTOPS XXIII events at 1/10th of the buy-in. Learn more about MiniFTOPS XXIII.

“Bouncebackability” Freeroll

You can’t keep a good poker player down. Here’s your chance to bounce back from a tough blow and keep on rolling.

Finishing on the bubble can hurt, especially when it happens in an FTOPS event. We’re giving you the chance to bounce back with the “Bouncebackability” Freeroll. Be the last player eliminated before the money in any FTOPS event and win an entry to this exclusive Freeroll where a buy-in to the FTOPS XXIV Main Event will be up for grabs. The “Bouncebackability” Freeroll will take place on Saturday, August 24th, at 12:00 ET.