Full Tilt Poker Room Review & Rating
Launched in 2004, Full Tilt Poker is now by far one of the biggest and most famous poker sites online and always pushing to build its reputation as a market leader. Adding to its prestige is “Team Full Tilt,” the site’s main sponsored pros and the bulk of its ownership group, including poker legends Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Allen Cunningham, Phil Ivey and Mike Matusow.
In early 2010 Full Tilt introduced its exclusive Rush Poker, which gave action-junkies a new outlet.
For those that want to look like the pros, the points shop is excellent with all sorts of FTP merch that can be bought with your Full Tilt Poker points. expect – plenty of tables Overall, Full Tilt delivers what you and games to pick from, a strong pro presence to give you the “poker experience” and a chance to watch some super sick games at the marquee $500/$1,000 tables.
The hard work and huge advertising budget has definitely paid off, as real-money player statistics as of May 2011 show 10500 ring-game players at peak hours and 70000 tournament players at peak hours.
Full Tilt made the decision to leave the U.S. market in 2011 but the site remains open to anyone outside of the U.S. and remains one of the biggest, best, online poker sites available.
Full Tilt Points can then be spent on merch in the FTP store, exclusive tourneys and more. Earn double or triple points during daily Happy Hour periods; bonus points automatically appear in your account.
Because of the sheer volume of players, there’s also never a shortage of ongoing promos at Full Tilt. Points tourneys run frequently with plenty of satellites to big live and online events like the WPT, WSOP or the FTOPS series included. Daily happy hours, bounty tourneys, leaderboard and Iron Man challenges are just a few more examples – check the news and promos page on FTP for the latest.
Full Tilt Poker has a massive amount of tournaments with buy-ins from $1 all the way up to $25,000 or more. Events are busy, fast, well structured and very competitive at all levels.
The bigger buy-in tournaments are super tough and you’re very likely to meet the world’s top pros at the final table.
Players wanting to test their skills at big guaranteed MTTs will find plenty of chances at Full Tilt with millions in guaranteed events each week. It’s also still one of the fastest-growing poker rooms adding more tournaments daily and players are sure to find an event they like.
Full Tilt Poker runs plenty of freerolls also – most of which are multi-table events with relatively loose play. One of the unique features of Tilt though is that freerolls are run in all game varieties, not just Texas Hold’em. It’s a huge benefit for game specialists and old schoolers looking for a shot at free money, while players looking to try some new games can enter the events without the risk of crippling their bankrolls.
For those looking for larger freerolls, Full Tilt Poker runs an assortment of free tournaments where players can buy in with their player points. Tons of big ticket freerolls for packages to the WSOP, WPT, EPT and more are also constantly on the table.
Poker Software and Competition
The latest version of the Full Tilt Poker software supports play at 18 tables simultaneously and it’s very well-suited for multi-table play with easy-to-use table functions, a great mini-view, a “time bank” for crucial decisions and the ability to sit at any table position.
With multi-entry tournaments players can legally multi-table tournaments.
Competition at Full Tilt Poker ranges from relatively loose at the micro limits to pretty much unbeatable at the high and ultra-high stakes.
There are plenty of noobs at the micro-stakes. Basically, pick your tables and stakes well and you can find very beatable games.
No-Limit games are still soft, but more difficult than your average online poker room. Players looking for softer games should consider Omaha and the mixed games also.
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