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New promotions created by online poker sites often fall somewhere between standard and amazingly creative, but a recently announced promo at Full Tilt is nothing short of a knockout.

A total of $60,000 is on the line in Full Tilt’s “Cash Knockout” promotion that offers payouts in three separate leaderboard races. But the leaderboard winners are not determined by player points racked up, as has been the industry norm. Instead, points are earned by knocking out opponents on ring game tables.

Players need to opt in to the promo that gets underway on Friday, February 6 and runs for 10 days through Sunday, February 15. Each player that you bust on the No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha ring game tables is good for one point. That includes action on the Rush Poker cash tables.

A knockout is counted when you leave a player with $0 in cash at the conclusion of a hand. But each player can knock out a particular opponent only once, even if they reload and end up hitting the canvas with $0 in cash again due to your winning hand.

Cash Knockout Leaderboard Categories

The three separate leaderboards are for low, medium and high stakes. Low stakes players are found on tables of $0.02/$0.05 – $0.05/$0.10 and will be playing for a leaderboard prize pool of $15,000. A total of 250 places will be paid, with the winner taking home $1,200 in knockout cash.

Up for grabs at the medium stakes of $0.10/$0.20 – $0.25/$0.50 is $15,000 in prize money. The top 150 finishers will get bonus cash. Places 101-150 get $40, while the Cash Knockout leaderboard winner will claim a purse of $1,500.

High stakes players, $0.50/$1 and above, are aiming for a $20,000 prize pool. The top prize is $2,000, while the best 100 are guaranteed bonus dollars of at least $100.

Knocked Out Players Can Win Too!

Players who bust are also eligible for cash prizes in 10 separate $1,000 Cash Knockout Flip Freerolls that run daily from February 7-16 at 14:00 ET. Knocked out players are automatically placed in the following day’s freeroll.

Registration is automatic and requires no logging on in order to play There is also no limit to the number of Cash Knockout Flip Freerolls that a player can enter.

Players can track their leaderboard status on the “My Promotions” page found in each player’s individual account. Don’t forget to opt in to the Cash Knockout promo first! Opting in is available now, even though earning points for busting your opponents doesn’t begin until Feb. 6.

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.