Full Tilt Poker's FTOPS XVI Begins on April 23rd


    - FTOPS XVI Features $18 Million Guaranteed and Rush Poker* Tournaments

DUBLIN, April 23 /CNW/ - Full Tilt Poker's FTOPS XVI - the world's best online poker series - begins on Friday, April 23rd, offering $18 million in guaranteed prize money across 30 events.

Full Tilt Poker has added new and exclusive Rush Poker* Tournaments - the fastest poker tournaments available anywhere - to their FTOPS XVI schedule. There are three FTOPS XVI Rush Poker* Tournaments, including Event No.29, offering $500K in guaranteed prize money on Sunday, May 2nd at 16:00 ET.

FTOPS XVI features a wide variety of tournament types, including Shoot Out, Knock-Out, Turbo and Super Turbo events. Every FTOPS XVI event is hosted by a Full Tilt Poker pro. There are six events that each guarantee at least $1 million in prize money:

    -  Event No.9: $1.25 million guaranteed, $300 + $22 No-Limit Hold 'em
       tournament, on Sunday, April 25th at 18:00 ET

    -  Event No.12: $1.25 million guaranteed, $1,000 + $60 buy-in No-Limit
       Hold 'em 6-Max on Monday, April 26th at 21:00 ET

    -  Event No.18: $1 million guaranteed, $300 + $22 buy-in No-Limit Hold
       'em 6-Max Rebuy on Wednesday, April 28th at 21:00 ET

    -  Event No.25: $2 million guaranteed Two-Day Event, playing out across
       two days starting on Saturday, May 1st at 14:00 ET

    -  Event No.28: $1 million guaranteed, $240 + $16 buy-in No-Limit Hold
       'em Knockout 6-Max on Sunday, May 2nd at 14:00 ET

    -  FTOPS XV Main Event: $3 million guaranteed on Sunday, May 2nd at 18:00

A special FTOPS XVII prize package will go to the player that finishes at the top of the FTOPS Leaderboard. Worth more than $9K in tournament entries, the prize package consists of a seat to every FTOPS XVII Event (except the Two-Day Event). The winner will also receive a custom avatar for exclusive use at Full Tilt Poker.

Satellite tournaments for all FTOPS XVI events are running now, with buy-ins starting for as low as $0.50 or 50 Full Tilt Points.

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

*Patent Pending

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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