With the relaunching of Full Tilt Poker less than a month away, the site has announced that FTOPS, the immensely popular online tournament series, will again be a staple of the new Full Tilt.
Full Tilt's Poker Room Manager, Shyam Markus, posted the information on TwoPlusTwo and informed readers that the next FTOPS (Full Tllt Online Poker Series) is slated for Dec. 2-16. In addition to the SCOOP and WCOOP series of tournaments on PokerStars, FTOPS was highly regarded as a must-play series by many an online pro. Usually consisting of roughly 40 events, FTOPS featured buy-ins from $100 to $10,000 over a mixture of no-limit, fixed-limit and pot-limit games. FTOPS began in August of 2006 and was held roughly every three months.
FTOPS XX in May, 2011 was the last series held at the currently shuttered site, taking place following Black Friday without the participation of U.S. players. Prize pools were lowered due to Americans being prohibited from playing. FTOPS XXI will also be lacking U.S. players, but the excitement of Full Tilt opening its virtual doors and infusing over $184 million back into the accounts of online poker players upon relaunching has site organisers anticipating a successful FTOPS XXI.
The FTOPS XXI schedule has yet to be announced. But what has been announced on the Full Tilt site is the number of days until the relaunch. A clock has been added to the website that will count down the days until the expected Nov. 6 relaunch. This is all very exciting for rest-of-world players who will be reunited with their money. Meanwhile, players in the U.S. would be extremely grateful if the U.S. Department of Justice also instituted a countdown clock in which players can expect repayment of their funds that have been locked up on the site. No announcement has yet been made as to when Americans can submit claims to their Full Tilt account balances.