Full Tilt Poker is bringing back one of its most popular recurring promotions, Sit & Go Madness. The Madness will run this coming weekend, beginning at 4:00pm ET on Friday, March 5th and ending at 4:00pm ET on Sunday, March 7th. During the 48 hours, Sit & Go players will be competing not just for the standard prize money in the tournaments, but also for a share of more than $125,000 in cash and prizes.
Sit & Go Madness will work the same way it has always worked. Special Madness tournaments will be highlighted in the green in the lobby. These are the only ones that qualify for the promotion (don’t worry, there will be plenty of them). The buy-ins for the tournaments will fall into four distinct groups:
Group A: $1 to $2
Group B: $5 to $11
Group C: $20 to $33
Group D: $50 to $110
Furthermore, the promotional period will be split into 24 two-hour blocks, each of which will have its own leaderboard. Players will earn points based on tournament finishes during each block towards the leaderboard standings for whichever groups their buy-ins fall into. For example, if a player competes in only $5 Sit & Go’s during the first two hours and earns 20 points, he will have 20 points on the Group B leaderboard for the first block of the promotion. If instead he earns 15 of those points in $5 tourneys and 5 points in $2 tourneys, he would have 5 points on the Group A leaderboard for that block of time and 15 points on the Group B leaderboard.
At the end of each block’s two hours, the top seven players on each of the four leaderboards will win cash prizes, as follows (prizes listed in descending order of finish):
Group A: $20, $12.50, $7.50, $5, $2.50, $1.50, $1
Group B: $100, $60, $40, $25, $12.50, $7.50, $5
Group C: $200, $125, $75, $50, $25, $15, $10
Group D: $500, $300, $200, $125, $60, $40, $25
Then there are the overall leaderboards. Every player’s best score in a single two-hour block will qualify for the overall leaderboard in each buy-in group. At the end of the 48 hours, the top two players on each overall leaderboard will meet at Full Tilt the following weekend in an eight-handed $5,000 Sit & Go freeroll, with the top three getting paid. As an illustration, if a player earns scores of 50, 60, and 80 in three separate Group C two-hour blocks, he will post a score of 80, the highest of the three, on the overall Group C leaderboard.
There are other ways to win cash and prizes, as well. Anyone who wins two Madness Sit & Go’s will receive a seat in the $50,000 Madness Freeroll, to be played on March 13th. Additionally, every Sit & Go cash will earn players a raffle ticket for one of over 1,000 prizes. These prizes include Full Tilt gear, satellite tokens, tournament dollars, and a Full Tilt Poker Deluxe Home Game Package consisting of a poker table, 500-piece chip set, and two leather poker deck cases.
Again, just look for the special green Sit & Go Madness tables in the single table Sit & Go lobby starting at 4:00pm ET on Friday.