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How to Win at Tournament Poker, Part I

Chris Ferguson

How to Win at Tournament Poker, Part I
– June 20th 2005 – Classic Tip
People often ask very specific questions about how to be a winning tournament player: How many chips am I supposed to have after the first two levels? Should I play a lot of hands early while the blinds are small, then tighten up later as the blinds increase? I seem to always finish on the bubble. Should I tighten up more as I get close… (read more…)
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FTOPS IX

The best online poker series is back and bigger than ever. FTOPS IX kicks off on Wednesday, August 6th with more than $15 million in guaranteed prize money spread out over 25 pro-hosted events. In the meantime, go crazy with Sit & Go Madness and claim your share of more than $75K in cash and prizes just for playing your favorite SNGs.

In big tournaments like FTOPS, everyone’s got their eye on the final table, and making that happen requires solid strategy from start to finish. Before you sit down to your next tournament, here is Allen Cunningham’s tip on making the most of early tournament play.

Allen Cunningham
Early Tournament Strategies
Allen Cunningham – July 30th 2008
Many players’ first exposure to poker comes from watching WSOP and WPT tournaments on TV, and I think that’s great. It’s entertaining and you’ll see some interesting plays, but viewers have to understand that they shouldn’t model their games based on the action they see on TV… (read more)

FTOPS IX Sit & Go Madness
FTOPS IX
Sit & Go Madness
Online tournament poker doesn’t get any better than this. FTOPS IX is bringing you 25 pro-hosted events with a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $15 million, including:

  • The $2,500 Two-Day Event on Saturday, August 16th
  • The massive $2.5 Million Guarantee Main Event on Sunday, August 17th
  • Four other events with at least $1 Million in guaranteed prize money each

It all begins on Wednesday, August 6th, at 21:00 ET with Event #1, a $1 million guaranteed No-Limit Hold ’em tournament. You can buy in directly to any of our FTOPS events or satellite your way in for as little as $1 or just 50 Full Tilt Points.

See the full schedule here to find your favorite events, and check out the video highlights of select final tables from FTOPS VIII to learn how the action played out.

Don’t miss out on your chance to become the next FTOPS champion.

Sit & Go Madness returns this weekend. Play in your favorite Sit & Gos from 16:00 ET (21:00 GMT) on Friday, August 1st to 16:00 ET (21:00 GMT) on Sunday, August 3rd and you could take home your share of more than $75K in cash and prizes.

Look for the SNGs in green in the game lobby to join the action. The 48 hours of Sit & Go Madness is divided into 24, two-hour blocks (e.g., 16:00 ET to 18:00 ET, 18:00 ET to 20:00 ET, and so forth) throughout the weekend. There will be a Leaderboard for each of the four groups ($1 to $2 SNGs, $5 to $11 SNGs, $20 to $33 SNGs, and $50 to $110 SNGs) during every time period, with the top seven players in each group getting paid at the end of every two-hour block.

There’ll also be an Overall Leaderboard for the entire weekend, with the top two finishers from each group winning a seat in a $5K Sit & Go Freeroll. In addition, for every Sit & Go that you win during the weekend, you’ll get one ticket for the Madness Raffle. We’ll be giving away tournament entries to FTOPS IX and some great gear from the Full Tilt Store.

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