The Full Tilt Online Poker Series is back! This past August, Full Tilt Poker awarded more than $19 million in prize money over 34 events in FTOPS XVII, and they are doing it again! Starting on November 10th, FTOPS XVIII will offer 34 events with a total guaranteed prize pool worth $19 million! This series features a wide selection of tournaments, each hosted by a Full Tilt Pro, including the massive $3 million guaranteed Main Event. To complement Full Tilt's popular Rush Poker, seven Rush Poker Tournaments have been added to the line up. Plus, check out some of these final table bonuses: Everyone who makes the final table of any FTOPS XVIII events will receive a limited-edition FTOPS jacket; Players who win an FTOPS XVIII 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 1st on the FTOPS XVIII Leaderboard will win a custom Full Tilt Poker avatar and a special prize package which includes entry to every FTOPS XIX Event (except the Two-Day Event) -- the prize package is expected to be worth approximately $10,000 in tournament entries! If you don't already have an account, sign up at Full Tilt Poker now and start playing!
PokerStars is hosting a run of country specific poker tournament series known as the Regional Championships of Online Poker. Each individual RCOOP is made up of 11 events and a total of $7 million is guaranteed throughout the entire RCOOP! In total there are 13 series running covering the following regions: Russian, Nordic, Baltics, USA, Canadian, Germanics, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean, UK & Ireland, Central and Eastern European, Latin American, Iberian, and Benelux. Each region encompasses several countries, so be sure to check PokerStars to see which RCOOP you qualify for. The earliest RCOOP begins on October 31st, while the latest starts in February, so be sure to check when your RCOOP begins. The USACOOP beings on November 21st and guarantees $3,275,000! Satellites are going on now, so don't forget to grab your seat!
Lately, prominent FTR forum members and astounding poker players Sauce123 and nutsinho have been putting on a great display of poker talent and have been tearing it up at PokerStars. Both have been sighted on PokerStars battling it out at heads-up tables at stakes as high as $50/$100. Later, Sauce123 was again sighted among the high stakes tables and was reported to have earned over $300,00 during the second half of last week. And last night, nutsinho won what is rumored to be the largest pot ever on PokerStars! The showdown happened against "RealAndyBeal" at $200/$400 PLO. Both Sauce123 and nutsinho have amassed almost $2 million in winnings on PokerStars and Full Tilt, showing that both of them are forces to be reckoned with on the digital felt. You can congratulate these players on their success and learn from them both on FTR's forums.
Gabe Patgorski, more commonly known as gabe on the FTR forums (gp333 on PokerStars), is making headlines as the chipleader of the Midwest Regional Championship WSOPC final table! This is an incredible feat and the entire FTR community is rallying to cheer Gabe on! You can follow the action in Gabe's rail thread where updates and shout-outs are being posted. Gabe began the day with 729,000 chips, leading the pack of 24 players that survived to see Day 3. Even though Gabe didn't hold the lead all day, he put in a strong fight, including winning a hand against Bernard Lee without a showdown. Gabe will begin Day 4 as the only player holding more than 2,000,000 chips at the final table. We all wish Gabe the best of luck!
Forum Fanatic | Snap off missed draws or get value towned
AFchung asks about calling on a river in our Full Ring NL Hold'em Forum.
Villain is 37/26 over a sample of only 27 hands. It's my first orbit at the table
Can we profitably call this river here? It feels like I'm getting shown AJ/A9 a ton here and his $10 sizing into $16 feels grossly weighted towards value. If he pots it I'd probably call and try to pick off a bluff but his bet sizing threw me off. Or am I leveling myself?
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (9 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
Hero (Button) ($50)
Preflop: Hero is Button with Qc, Ad
6 folds, Hero bets $1.50, 1 fold, BB calls $1
Flop: ($3.25) Ac, 3c, 2s (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $2, BB calls $2
Turn: ($7.25) 9s (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $4.50, BB calls $4.50
River: ($16.25) Jd (2 players)
BB bets $10, Hero folds
Total pot: $16.25 | Rake: $0.80
badgers: he is relatively unknown so he can easily be vbetting worse/ bluffing.
Deanglow: I like the turn bet but you can't fold the river against a fish with no read except loose preflop stats.
PapalRage: I hate your flop and turn betsizing, bet bigger. River is a call for sure.
al yell: From what we know can't we presume opponent is passive? And based on that observation is he likely to be donk bluffing / thinly vbetting the river?
rpm: from where did you get passive? i would have thought a 37/26 would be more on the aggressive side? i think he would have either lead or check/raised aces up if he had them on the flop or turn. i call expecting to see AJ at strongest, and busted draws some.
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Poker News | PokerStars to Give Away Twelve Caribbean Adventure Packages
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, or PCA, is returning to the Bahamas and is likely to be the year’s biggest & best poker event. The Bahamas is a luxurious island in the Caribbean with some of the most beautiful beaches and hotels in the world. Poker players will have an excuse to run away to the Bahamas for ten days from January 7th to the 16th, 2011 to take part in more than 45 poker events. All events are scheduled to take place at the Bahamas' premier hotel & resort, Atlantis. Better yet, PokerStars' PCA Fantasy is looking to send 12 players to the PCA's main event for free.
PokerStars will be offering everybody an opportunity to qualify for a seat at this year’s PCA $10,300 Main Event. They will be hosting 180, 90, and 45-player Sit & Go qualifiers around the clock; they will run non-stop until all 12 seats are given away. The 180-player Qualifier will be completely free with the top two players earning a ticket to a weekly PCA Fantasy Final. The 90-player and 45-player qualifiers will cost $0.50 and $5.50, respectively, to enter. The top nine players of these two qualifiers will earn tickets to a weekly PCA Fantasy Final. Players are allowed to stockpile entries to the finals and are allowed to play in each final.
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Poker Article | Full Tilt Poker Black Card Store
There are numerous perks connected to Full Tilt Poker's Black Card, but none are as coveted as the access to the Black Card store. The Black Card store has set the bar high in the online poker industry in terms of high-quality items. Players can exchange their Full Tilt Points for cool items including cash, electronics, and even automobiles! Please remember that all Black Card members also receive double Full Tilt Points at all tables so these items are not very hard to purchase.
With an online poker store that accepts Full Tilt Points as currency, Full Tilt Points essentially hold monetary value. This value can be calculated by dividing an item's value by the number of Full Tilt Points (FTPs) needed to purchase that item. One may assume that the value of an FTP may be consistent for all items, but that it not the case. The more expensive cash bonuses give players the most bang for their buck in terms of FTP value. Players may be inclined to do some research and calculate the value of an FTP for each item, but luckily FlopTurnRiver has already done all that work! Please refer to the table below for the FTP values of each item in the store. This table will be updated as more items are added to Full Tilt Poker's Black Card store.
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Poker Dictionary | Second nuts
The second best possible hand.
Example: Hero has Kh2h and the board is Qh9s7h4h3c. Hero's flush is the second nuts-- the only hand that can beat Hero is an ace high flush.
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