We’re at the half-way point of the 2010 World Series of Poker, which also means that the highly anticipated $10,000 Main Event is approaching.  Those hopeful players who still want to play in the big tournament but don’t quite have the coin to plunk down need not worry.  There are still plenty of opportunities to qualify online and Full Tilt Poker looks to be one of the prime spots to hit.
Full Tilt is currently in the midst of its Main Event Week, a week of tournaments in which the poker room will be awarding at least 235 seats to this summer’s WSOP Main Event.  Each day will provide no fewer than five different chances to claim a 2010 Main Event prize package.  Here is what Full Tilt is putting out there:
Direct Qualifier Double Guarantees – all direct qualifiers that would normally be on the schedule are still there, but this week, the number of guaranteed seats in to the Main Event is doubled.  Of course, there could always be more seats awarded above and beyond the guarantees if enough people register.  Coming up the rest of the week, Full Tilt has three tournaments that it has designated as Direct Qualifiers: a $216, two seat guarantee on Wednesday, a $1,060, ten seat guarantee on Thursday, and a $216, ten seat guarantee on Saturday.
Double the Shootouts – normally, Full Tilt Poker offers two Main Event Daily Shootouts per day, at 3:30pm ET and 9:30pm ET.  During Main Event Week, the world’s second largest online poker room is adding two more – one at 12:30pm ET and one at 11:30pm ET.  All will guarantee one Main Event prize package.  The first three shootouts each day are regular speed, while the last one is a turbo.
More Main Event Qualifiers – at 6:00pm ET every night of Main Event Week, Full Tilt is holding an extra Main Event Qualifier.  The buy-ins vary, but Wednesday night’s is just $8.70.  The varying buy-ins make these good choices for those with spare Steps Tournament Tickets sitting around.
150 Seat Guarantee – on Sunday, May 20th, Full Tilt is going for the gold with a blockbuster tournament in which it will be guaranteeing 150 seats to the Main Event.  This one starts at 6:00pm ET.
The WSOP Main Event prize packages are valued at $12,000 and include the $10,000 buy-in and $2,000 in spending money, which can be used to cover travel expenses or anything else the winners would like.  Accommodations at the Rio will also be provided free of charge, as long as those who accept the prize package wear Full Tilt Poker gear during play and all media coverage of the Main Event and don’t endorse any other poker companies.  The free lodging is initially for just three days, but should players advance deep into the tournament, it may be extended.  Main Event seat winners will also get to have dinner with Full Tilt pros and have access to the Full Tilt hospitality suite.

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