If you’ve ever wanted to test yourself against one of the top and most notable pros in the poker game then you’ve got the chance to do just that.
Online poker operator Full Tilt Poker commenced their Satellite Hero promotion, which runs from today until Sunday September 1. One of the key events of the promotion is the Satellite Hero Freeroll, in which part of the top prize includes a heads-up poker game against none other than high profile poker pro Gus Hansen.
The game would be played the day after the Satellite Freeroll and the player will start the game with a two to one chip lead over the Great Dane. Should the player be successful in beating Hansen, they will be awarded a prize package comprised of a ticket to every Mini FTOPS XXIII event, valued at over $1,200.
A non-professional poker player may think that beating Hansen will be a very hard mission, and at times, they may be right. When he’s at the top of his game, Hansen is one of the most fearful poker players on the planet, capable of beating anyone in a live or online poker game. With that said, however, the Great Dane is notorious for falling short in a lot of major poker matches.
He is believed to have lost a whopping $10.4 million overall just by playing on Full Tilt; a sign that has often unpredictable play can go wrong more than one time. That should give almost any player hope that they do have a real chance of beating Hansen if they are fortunate enough to go heads-up against him.
Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Poker Sarne Lightman said that she hoped the chance for a budding poker player to play against Hansen would help the promotion be highly successful over the next week.
“Full Tilt Poker’s satellite tournaments represent great value, letting players compete for big prize pools for a fraction of the cost,” she said. “But Satellite Hero brings this to a whole new level – it gives our players a shot at taking on a true poker legend and the opportunity to bag tickets to all the MiniFTOPS XXIII events along the way.”
The chance to play Hansen heads-up is not the only prize on offer as part of Full Tilt’s promotion; the top 126 players in the Satellite Freeroll will get a share of MiniFTOPS XXIII tickets worth more than $3,000. Along with those prizes, players who reach the final tables of the promotion’s events will also receive Full Tilt Tournament Tickets equal to the value of their buy-in to that event.