Full Tilt Poker will attempt to stamp its name on the Guinness Records and to do so; the site has announced that it will try to set a new record for the Largest Online Poker Tournament. Full Tilt’s Record Breaker tournament was unveiled as the finale to FIVE, a week of events and promotions created exclusively to celebrate the site’s 5th anniversary. The tournament will take place on July 19th at 15:05ET, players can buy in for this event for only $5 or 1000 Full Tilt Points and compete for a share of a $250,000 guaranteed with $250,000 added prize pool. Players can also get entries to this event by playing the online satellites available on the site and starting for as little as 30 cents or 50 Full Tilt Points.
Team Full Tilt pros and WSOP bracelet winners Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Phil Ivey have already confirmed they will take part in the event, offering players the chance to sit down at this historic tournament and play with some of the best high stakes and tournament pros in the world.
“By extending the limits of what is possible in online poker tournaments, Full Tilt Poker will allow players to compete for a big payout without the big buy-in,” said Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer.
Putting together a Judi Online poker tournament of this magnitude would be nearly impossible for any brick and mortar casino or poker room. The current record for the largest “live” poker tournament was set at the 2006 WSOP Main Event with 8,772 players. To break the current Guinness Record set by PokeStars.com in December, 2008, Full Tilt Poker will need to attract over 35.000 players. If successful, this tournament will establish Full Tilt Poker as World Record holder and cement its reputation as a world leader in online poker industry.
Leading poker site FullTilt.com is taking the coverage to the next level with the 2009 WSOP in Vegas with their WSOP Coverage Page, a new platform dedicated to provide poker players on everything related to the WSOP 2009, including players views, players’ insights, players’ coverage, round the clock news, poker players’ blogs and more.
Full Tilt WSOP Coverage Page is not the typical information site offered by many other sites. The site is separated into three parts, and includes a daily highlights part in where fans can get access to the World Series of Poker 2009 events info, results, players and more in an articles series written by the Full Tilt Poker poker experts Roy Winston and AlCantHang. Besides the run of the mill daily updates and results on each and every event, FullTiltPoker.com WSOP News Page also highlights two blogs, Poker from the Rail Blog, which highlights commentary, wsop news, inside info from FullTilt.com Professionals, opinions from FullTiltPoker.com’s players and authors and guest posts from other poker bloggers, and the Pro Blog, which features comments from members of Team Full Tilt playing in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, including Andy Bloch, Jon “Pearljammed” Turner and Roy Winston.
Additionally, Full Tilt Poker 2009 WSOP Coverage Page has a Twitter portion that supplies round the clock updates and notes from different poker pros. Poker players involved in the Twitter portion include, Beth Shak, Jennifer Harman, Andy Bloch, Howard Lederer, Mike Matusow and Rafe Furst. The Twitter portion permits these players to send short messages letting the world know whats going on. These updates known as “tweets”, can be sent from any place in the world through a cellular phone or other handheld.