As Full Tilt Poker is gearing up for its two biggest events on every MiniFTOPS season, the site has just announced that it will be hosting a special online poker tournament for charity that lets players get as good as they’re giving.
First the MiniFTOPS XV update. An exciting week of events has come and gone, but the largest shares of the $6 million guaranteed prize pool have still to be won. This week sees the two closing events of MiniFTOPS XV, always the biggest of any Mini Full Tilt Online Poker Series—the two-day event for high rollers and the main event.
The high-rollers two-day event starts on Saturday, March 20 and has a buy-in $250 + $16 and a prize pool of $600,000, and the main event takes place following the completion of day two of the high-rollers event on Sunday, March 21 and has a buy-in of $50 + $5 and a prize pool of $800,000.
As for the online poker charity event, it takes place on April 4 at 2 pm ET and all the money earned will be split evenly amongst the charities supported by PokerGives.org.
The cost to enter is only $10 and besides the rewards of helping a good cause and the potential rewards of the prizes up for grabs (more on that in a moment), not to mention the natural rewards of a good game of online poker, you also get for your $10 the chance to sit in with some of poker biggest name celebrities including Full Tilt’s own Andy Bloch, veteran player TJ Cloutier, who we like to call TJ Cookier, and WPT host and Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton—among many others.
The prizes up for grabs, worth a total of nearly $4,000, include Blue Shark Optics sunglasses, a DB Dealer poker home game set, 6 months of poker coaching, and a $200 gift certificate to Andrew Shirley And Company, a 1-year subscription to Bluff Magazine.