FullTiltPoker.net Launches the Historic Onyx Cup Series

Mar 14, 2011, 14:31 ET from FullTiltPoker.net

DUBLIN, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- With up to $300K Buy-ins, Six Live Events and a $30 Million Prize Pool, the Onyx Cup Series Sets a New Standard as the Best High-stakes Poker Tournament Series in the World

FullTiltPoker.net is making history with the Onyx Cup Series - the tournament of tournaments. With buy-ins up to $300K, this unheard of, elite poker series breaks all barriers, creating a rarefied standard for live, high-stakes poker. Featuring an estimated prize pool of $30 million, the Onyx Cup Series consists of six, live tournaments held around the world, where only the best of the best, world renowned poker pros will compete to become Onyx Cup Series Champion.

The phenomenal and ground breaking six tournaments will take place in the United States, Asia and Europe. Buy-ins will range from a jaw-dropping $100K to $300K, followed by a Grand Finale with a $250K entry. Points are awarded towards the Onyx Cup Series Leaderboard at each tournament based on finishing positions. The top player on the Leaderboard at the conclusion of the Grand Finale will be crowned as the Onyx Cup Series Champion and get to see their name engraved on the Onyx Cup Series trophy. Plus, they will get to drive away in a brand new luxury sports car.

The first Onyx Cup Series event is set to take place in Las Vegas on May 11th and 12th, 2011, and will feature members of Team Full Tilt: Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Chris Ferguson, Erick Lindgren, John Juanda and other members of poker's elite.

Players worldwide can win their seat to this live, televised tournament through online qualifier tournaments from March 15th, exclusively at FullTiltPoker.net.

To view the video announcement where Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen and Erik Seidel give their own personal introduction of FullTiltPoker.net's new concept, please visit: http://www.fulltiltpoker.net/press-announcement

For more information on the Onyx Cup Series, please visit: http://www.fulltiltpoker.net/onyx-cup-series

The website will be launched March 15th at 11.00 (ET).

About FullTiltPoker.net

FullTiltPoker.net(TM) is a play money educational and entertaining virtual poker cardroom that has no real money gaming. Team Full Tilt, is a select group of the world's finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the educational and entertaining aspects of the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the free software at http://www.fulltiltpoker.net and can play for fun.

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