In a little over a year, the prize pools have gone up over 5-1 and we expect an even bigger series in just a few months time.
Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) August 31, 2007
FTOPS V guaranteed $7 million in prize money over 14 tournaments, but the series’ popularity overwhelmed expectations, drawing huge fields for each event and swelling the total combined prize pool to more than $10.5 million. Every pro-hosted FTOPS V event bested its original guarantee, with four events growing to over $1 million in total prize money.
Event 12, Full Tilt Poker’s first-ever two-day tournament, was hosted by Phil Ivey and guaranteed a prize pool of $600,000. With 648 players anteing up a $2,500 buy-in, that guarantee was shattered, with the prize pool swelling to an amazing $1,620,000. First place in this gigantic event was won by Grndhg25, who took home $396,900 for his victory.
The FTOPS V Main Event, hosted by Paul Wasicka, saw 4,578 entrants and paid out more than $2.2 million in total prizes. CrazyZachary won the event, taking home the $395,905 first prize.
FTOPS V featured many familiar faces, including a number of past FTOPS champions and Full Tilt Poker pros, including Team Full Tilt members Phil Ivey, Phil Gordon, Allen Cunningham, and Clonie Gowen. In total, nearly 25,000 players participated in the 14 FTOPS V tournaments, making this the most successful tournament series in Full Tilt Poker history.
“The FTOPS series proves that things happen faster and bigger online,” said Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer. “In a little over a year, the prize pools have gone up over 5-1 and we expect an even bigger series in just a few months time.”
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