Full Tilt Poker's FTOPS XV Begins on February 10th

    -   Full Tilt Online Poker Series XV Guarantees at Least $17 Million in
        Prize Money
    -   Not for US Distribution

DUBLIN, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Full Tilt Poker's FTOPS XV - the world's best online poker series - begins on February 10th, offering over $17 million in guaranteed prize money across 27 events.

There are six events that each guarantee at least $1 million in prize money:

    -   Event No.1: $1 million guaranteed, $200 + $16 No-Limit Hold 'em
        tournament, on Wednesday, February 10th at 21:00 ET

    -   Event No.10: $1.5 million guaranteed, $300 + $22 buy-in No-Limit
        Hold 'em on Sunday, February 14th at 18:00 ET

    -   Event No.12: $1.5 million guaranteed, $1,000 + $60 buy-in No-Limit
        Hold 'em on Monday, February 15th at 21:00 ET

    -   Event No.17: $1 million guaranteed, $300 + $22 buy-in No-Limit
        Hold 'em 6-Max Rebuy on Wednesday, February 17th at 21:00 ET

    -   Event No.22: $2 million guaranteed Two-Day Event, playing out across
        two days starting on Saturday, February 20th at 14:00 ET

    -   FTOPS XV Main Event: $2.5 million guaranteed on Sunday, February 21st
        at 18:00 ET

Featuring a wide variety of tournament types, including Shoot-Out, Knock-Out, Turbo and Super Turbo events, every FTOPS XV event is hosted by a Full Tilt Poker pro. Satellite tournaments for all FTOPS XV events are running now, with buy-ins starting for as low as $0.50 or 50 Full Tilt Points.

Players can take on FTOPS Challenges to earn cash bonuses and Freeroll entries while testing their poker skills. For instance, any player that takes up the Million Dollar Challenge will receive a $1 million payday if they finish in a paid position in at least 17 FTOPS events.

A special prize package will go to the player that finishes at the top of the FTOPS Leaderboard. Worth approximately $8.5K in tournament entries, the prize package consists of a seat to every FTOPS XVI Event (except the Two-Day Event). The winner will also receive a custom avatar for exclusive use at Full Tilt Poker.

To find out more about FTOPS XV, FTOPS XV satellites and FTOPS Challenges, please visit http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/ftops.

About Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker(TM) is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located.

SOURCE Full Tilt Poker

For further information: For further information: Michele Clayborne (on behalf of Team Full Tilt), Tel: +353-1-650-1769

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