Full Tilt Poker Million returns this month

Full Tilt Poker Million returns this month

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

$500,000 is on offer to winner of the latest series of the Full Tilt Poker Million that starts in London later this month.

The opening heats takes place at the Sky Sports studios from 26th to 28th July with a host of top pros set to play. Heat one will feature Howard Lederer alongside Greg 'FTB' Mueller, Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson, Hendon Mobster Ross Boatman and Birmingham's finest Stuart Rutter.

Even more big names are set for heat two including Patrik Antonius, Gavin Smith, Neil Channing and Barny Boatman. The quality doesn't lessen in the third heat either with Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, Roberto Romanello and Tonys G and Bloom joining one of Full Tilt Poker's latest signings Annette Obrestad.

The winner of each heat will go through to December's live final with the second place finishers progressing to a special runners up event in October after the second set of qualifiers have been completed.

Organisers have also revealed a number of changes to this year's tournament. Each eight-handed heat will feature triple stacks with an online qualifier locking horns with the pros in each. A lucky online qualifier will also freeroll his or her way into the final courtesy of Full Tilt Poker. They'll go straight into the TV final with a stack of 150,000 chips with the other heat winners and runner up qualifier starting with 300,000 chips.

"The change in format for this year's FullTiltPoker.com Million IX is great news for poker," said Matchroom Sport managing director Eddie Hearn. "You only have to read the forums and the poker media to understand what the viewers want to see and that is the World's best players battling it out in a format that promotes skill and allows them to showcase every facet of their talent. The line up is will be the event's strongest yet and this news helps secure Poker Million as one of the World's leading poker tournaments."

If you fancy your chances against the pros then qualifiers are still up and running at Full Tilt Poker.

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