Wow!! There is a lot going on at FTP.
Their new software upgrade just came out. The biggest additions are Tourney Dollars (T$) with an instant conversion to cash for a 5% commission (similar to 3rd pokerstars T$ exchange sites), auto top off of your stack in cash games (weeeeeee), no chat in all-ins or larger tourney final tables, Bracelet Races/WSOP packages starting soon, etc, etc.
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BBT 3 is on!!!
Another big WOW!!! What can I say? Al has gone overboard in getting you truly awesome prizes for the Battle of the Bloggers 3!!!
Here is a sampling of the prizes in this series (straight from his blog):
"- 100% of the money used for tournament buyins will stay with that prizepool (with the exception of knockout tournaments). Full Tilt is not taking extra juice from the buyins to fund these prizes. That means we are going to have some monster payouts in each individual tournament on top of the prizes provided by FTP.Go read up on all the details over at his blog!!! He is the M-Fing Man!!! I guess I'll be playing more tourneys that normal the next few months.
- We are going to be tracking the leaderboard throughout the entire challenge and will be paying out money plus FTP swag to the top players at the end. Below is how we will payout the final standings at the end of the challenge ($2,600 in prize money):1st - $750Below is the formula we are using for the point system, top 25% of each tournament field will receive leaderboard points:
2nd - $600
3rd - $500
4th - $400
5th - $350
6th - 20th on the leaderboard will receive an FTP JerseyPoints = 10 * [sqrt(n)/sqrt(k)] * [1+log(b+0.25)]The leaderboard will be updated daily then loaded on BBTChallenge.com and on FTP's promotion page.
n is the number of entrants
k is the place of finish (k=1 for the first-place finisher, and so on)
b is the buy-in amount in dollars.
- In addition to tracking the overall leaderboard, we will also have a Player of the Month for March, April and May. The player who earns the most points during the events of that month will win one of the $2,000 WSoP Bracelet packages.
- The rest of the seats will be awarded at the end of the challenge in a Tournament of Champions. For the ToC We will be awarding the two Main Event seats and the remaining two $2,000 WSoP Bracelet packages. All you need to do in order to qualify for the Tournament of Champions is win one of the scheduled events during the next three months."