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Full Tilt Launches FTOPS XIII Tonight

by AintLuck.com Poker Team

They are at it yet again.  Full Tilt Poker is all set to kick off the 13th of its signature tournament series, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XIII).  The action will get underway on Wednesday August 5th and is expected to be bigger that ever.  In fact, the series which will run though August 16th is guaranteeing $19 million in payouts.

During the last FTOPS series, Full Tilt also ran a simultaneous Mini FTOPS with smaller buy-ins.  This time however, Full Tilt will run the Mini series in September, so as to not distract from the main series. returns on Wednesday for its 13th installment. This time around, the recurring tournament series boasts $19 million in guarantees and runs through August 16th.

Though much of the structure of FTOPS XIII is much the same, one key change is the Ante Up for Africa charity poker tournament which will take place on Saturday, August 15th at 3PM ET.  The event, which raises money and awareness for the crisis in Darfur was created by Full Tilt Poker pro Don Cheadle who co-founded Ante Up for Africa three years ago along. The tournament entry is a $120 buy-in, with the $20 entry fee donated entirely to charity and will feature a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

FTOPS XIII Buy-in

This year’s FTOPS will also have a $2,620 buy in 2-day event. The tournament has a $2 million guaranteed prize pool and will be played in a six-max format. The first day of play pauses after Level 17 or when two tables remain, whichever occurs first. Players starts with 300 big blinds and the blinds increase every 30 minutes.

Here is the full FTOPS XIII schedule

August 5th
9:00pm: Event #1: $216 No Limit Hold’em, $1 Million Guaranteed

August 6th
2:00pm: Event #2: $322 No Limit Hold’em 4x Shootout Six-Max, $250,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #3: $216 Omaha Eight or Better, $200,000 Guaranteed

August 7th
2:00pm: Event #4: $216 No Limit Hold’em Cubed, $500,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #5: $216 Stud, $100,000 Guaranteed

August 8th
2:00pm: Event #6: $535 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max, $350,000 Guaranteed
4:00pm: Event #7: $109 No Limit Hold’em with Rebuys, $500,000 Guaranteed

August 9th
2:00pm: Event #8: $256 No Limit Hold’em Knockout Six-Max, $750,000 Guaranteed
4:00pm: Event #9: $535 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up, $500,000 Guaranteed
6:00pm: Event #10: $322 No Limit Hold’em, $1.5 Million Guaranteed

August 10th
2:00pm: Event #11: $216 Half Pot Limit Hold’em, Half Pot Limit Omaha, $200,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #12: $1,060 No Limit Hold’em Ante from Start, $1.5 Million Guaranteed

August 11th
2:00pm: Event #13: $322 No Limit Hold’em 3x Shootout, $200,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #14: $535 HORSE, $300,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #15: $216 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Turbo, $500,000 Guaranteed

August 12th
2:00pm: Event #16: $256 Pot Limit Omaha Eight or Better Knockout, $200,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #17: $322 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Rebuy, $1 Million Guaranteed

August 13th
2:00pm: Event #18: $216 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up, $150,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #19: $216 Limit Hold’em Six-Max, $150,000 Guaranteed

August 14th
2:00pm: Event #20: $216 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max, $400,000 Guaranteed
9:00pm: Event #21: $322 Razz, $150,000 Guaranteed

August 15th
2:00pm: Event #22: $2,620 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Two-Day, $2 Million Guaranteed
3:00pm: FTOPS Ante Up for Africa, $120 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Ante from Start, $100,000 Guaranteed
4:00pm: Event #23: $109 Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys, $350,000 Guaranteed

August 16th
2:00pm: Event #24: $129 No Limit Hold’em Knockout, $750,000 Guaranteed
6:00pm: FTOPS XIII Main Event, $2.5 Million Guaranteed

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