This is a big weekend for Full Tilt Poker as the online company prepares some massive celebrations while running the first ever Flipout tournaments. They’ve been preparing for this event for a long time, but they are finally ready to push the project into overdrive. For a full weekend, players will get familiar with this original format and compete in a total of 108 tournaments, for a prize pool of $25,000.
What makes these tournament special is that players can register up to three times, which is a step forward from the already popular rebuy tournaments. In order to encourage players to jump on the bandwagon, regardless of whatever bias they might have, Full Tilt Poker will bring in the big guns. The Flipout Festival will be attended by several Team Pro members and as always, those who eliminate these professionals will collect a nice bounty.
Among the Flipout tournaments, there are a couple of free rolls that will send players to real money events in one of the most important locations of the EPT. For example, players who win the tournaments on Sunday, March 23, will compete for a seat at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Vienna. Instead of paying the €5300 buy-in for the main event out-of-pocket, they will be securing a place among the best European players by winning this free-for-all.
Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom are two of the poker professionals who will lock horns this weekend, and they will compete on many levels. On one hand, they would be an integral part of the Flipout Festival, on the other they will continue their heads-up battle. Contrary to what the name suggests, the two poker professionals won’t be alone in this endeavor, as each of them would have an entire team of supporters behind them.
Over the last couple of weeks, poker players who have an account with Full Tilt Poker got to choose between these two poker pros and join one team or the other. The poker company, went to great lengths to get players fully immersed into the atmosphere and even ran a special poll. Most of the questions were unrelated to poker but the results exceeded expectations and the interest around this confrontation is tremendous. The organizers were smart to combine the two events in one major festival, so those who are even remotely interested in poker shouldn’t leave their homes this weekend.