Full Tilt Poker has just released the schedule for the ever popular Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS as it's more commonly known. This will be the 23rd edition of the series and it all begins on Sunday 4th August with a huge guaranteed tourney of $500,000 in event #1 the $200 + $15 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. The prize pool for the series as a whole is a staggering $8 Million that's spread over a total of 39 events, which is one more than last time round. The first tournament may offer a sweet guarantee but as with most online poker series, the best is kept for last, and FTOPS XXIII serves up a $1.5 Million guaranteed tourney as the series main event, and that takes places on August 18th. That particular tourney has a buy in of $600 + 35, but with a guarantee of that size we expect to see plenty on interest, and there is of course plenty of satellites available.

Plenty of Game Variety

There's plenty of game variety available in series XXIII with Razz, Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven card stud Hi-Lo as well as Texas Hold'em and there's also five Rush tourneys on the schedule, with three new games too which are 5 Card Omaha, 6 Card Omaha and Courchevel. On top of all that, players will also find plenty of different game structures like re-entry, double and triple chance events and multi-entry. We've mentioned the first and the last events but there's plenty of treats in between those two, with loads of action packed in, and another stand out event is event #35, the $200 + $100 Limit Hold'em Ante from the Start Re-entry...now that's a bit of a mouthful for a simple game of poker, however it does offer a huge $1 Million guaranteed prize pool, so it's well worth a mention. Of course as with all large tournament series there's plenty of satellites available and they are running right now and as usual seats are there to be won for a whole lot less than the direct buy in. There's also an added extra for players that make it to the final table in any FTOPS XXIII event as they will receive a limited edition FTOPS jacket, and winners of each event winning the gold jersey, as well as the rather cool gold avatar for Full Tilt tables. There's also a leader board to keep your eyes on with some nice prizes being given away on that, the winner taking home $11,000 worth of FTOPS tournament entries, as well as a cash prize. If you are not a member of Full Tilt just yet then get signed up now and enjoy the $600 welcome bonus, and hit the tables with a little extra.