The Mini Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) XV kicks off Wednesday at Full Tilt Poker, offering players a chance to play in a large tournament series at affordable prices.  Following the exact same schedule as FTOPS XV (except for times), the buy-ins for MiniFTOPS are one-tenth the price of those of its older brother.  Of course, the guaranteed prize pools are smaller, too, but there are still more than $6 million guaranteed across all 27 events.  The action begins today, March 10th with a $22 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event with a $350,000 guarantee and culminates with the $55 buy-in, $800,000 guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Main Event on March 21st.
Similar to FTOPS, there are additional prizes available in MiniFTOPS.  Everyone who makes a final table will receive a limited edition, black MiniFTOPS jacket emblazoned with the Full Tilt Poker logo.  Winners of each tournament will also receive the jacket, as well as special silver MiniFTOPS jersey.
As with FTOPS, there will be a MiniFTOPS leader board which rank players using a points system based on their MiniFTOPS finishes.  The overall leader at the end of MiniFTOPS XV will win a buy-in for every FTOPS XVI event, except for the big two-day tournament.  The combined buy-ins are expected to be worth around $8,500.
Also like FTOPS, there are several MiniFTOPS Challenges for all players.  They are exactly the same as the ones from FTOPS (with freeroll prizes that have one-tenth the prize pool) except for the Zero to Hero Challenge and Million Dollar Challenge, which have been eliminated.  Remember, the Challenges are “opt-in” promotions, which means that players must open the Cashier in the Full Tilt software, click on My Promotions, and navigate to the MiniFTOPS Challenge page in order to participate.
1) Satellite Seat Challenge – satellite into two MiniFTOPS XV events and win an entry into a special $1,000 MiniFTOPS Sat Challenge Freeroll.  Satellite into three events and win an entry into two of these freerolls.  Four winning satellites earn three freeroll entries, and five get an entry into all four.
2) Hold’em Challenge – there are five tasks to complete in a single No-Limit Hold’em MiniFTOPS event.  $1,000 Hold’em Challenge Freeroll entries are available for those who accomplish at least three of the tasks.  Tasks include things such as winning 30 hands without a showdown or stealing the same player’s blinds at least three times.
3) Survivor Challenge – Up to four freeroll entries will be awarded to those who make it to level 10 in at least two events.
4) Double-Up Challenge – Players can earn as many as four $1,000 freeroll entries for growing their chip stack to at least double its starting size in at least two events.

    MiniFTOPS XV Schedule – All Times ET

    Date

    Time

    Event

    Buy-in

    Guarantee

    Host

    Mar 10

    21:00

    NL Hold’em

    $22

    $350,000

    Joao Barbosa

    Mar 11

    13:00

    PL O/8 Knockout

    $26

    $75,000

    Roland de Wolfe

    Mar 11

    21:00

    NL Hold’em 3x Shootout

    $55

    $35,000

    Taylor Caby

    Mar 12

    13:00

    NL Hold’em 1R/1A

    $22

    $300,000

    Roy Winston

    Mar 12

    21:00

    Limit Hold’em 6-max

    $222

    $75,000

    Jens Voertmann

    Mar 13

    13:00

    PL Omaha 6-max

    $55

    $150,000

    Stefan Rapp

    Mar 13

    15:00

    NL Hold’em w/re-buys

    $11

    $350,000

    Steve Wong

    Mar 14

    13:00

    NL Hold’em Knockout

    $13

    $250,000

    TBA

    Mar 14

    15:00

    NL Hold’em Heads-Up

    $55

    $200,000

    Michael Craig

    Mar 14

    17:00

    NL Hold’em

    $33

    $600,000

    Kenny Tran

    Mar 15

    13:00

    Omaha/8

    $22

    $60,000

    TBA

    Mar 15

    21:00

    NL Hold’em

    $109

    $400,000

    TBA

    Mar 16

    13:00

    NL Hold’em 6-Max 4x Shootout

    $33

    $150,000

    Barney Boatman

    Mar 16

    21:00

    HORSE

    $55

    $100,000

    Alessio Isaia

    Mar 16

    21:00

    NL Hold’em Turbo

    $22

    $200,000

    Andrew Wiggins

    Mar 17

    13:00

    7-Game

    $22

    $50,000

    Kristy Gazes

    Mar 17

    21:00

    NL Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy

    $33

    $350,000

    TBA

    Mar 18

    13:00

    NL Hold’em Cashout

    $22

    $60,000

    John Phan

    Mar 18

    21:00

    Stud

    $22

    $40,000

    David Bradley

    Mar 19

    13:00

    NL Hold’em 6-max

    $22

    $200,000

    Mike McDonald

    Mar 19

    21:00

    Razz

    $33

    $50,000

    TBA

    Mar 20

    13:00

    NL Hold’em 2-day, Ante from Start, 6-max

    $266

    $600,000

    TBA

    Mar 20

    15:00

    PL Omaha Rebuy

    $11

    $150,000

    Dave Colclough

    Mar 20

    21:00

    NL Hold’em Super Turbo 6-max

    $53

    $75,000

    Johan Storakers

    Mar 21

    13:00

    NL Hold’em Knockout 6-max

    $26

    $300,000

    Eddy Scharf

    Mar 21

    15:00

    PL Omaha Heads-up

    $22

    $40,000

    Paul Wolfe

    Mar 21

    17:00

    NL Hold’em Main Event

    $55

    $800,000

    TBA

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