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Full Tilt Poker launches ONYX Cup Series
March 17, 2011, 14:47:40
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Full Tilt Poker announced a new high-stakes tournament series the Onyx Cup. The tournament series will feature 6 events with buy-ins ranging from $100,000 to $300,000, culminating in a $250,000 buy-in finale which will have $1 million added to the prize pool for the poker tournament winners.

Events from the Onyx Cup will take place all around the world - USA, Europe, and Asia and will be broadcasted in 20 different languages across 40 countries. Qualifiers begin onTuesday, March 15th on FullTilt Poker for anyone who wants to get a chance to play against the best of the best at the highest stakes possible. The first event is scheduled for May 11th and will take place in Las Vegas. In addition, the top three finishers in each event will earn ranking points and at the end of the season the player who accumulates highest number of points will earn the title of ONYX Cup winner and a luxury sports car!

The announcement of the Onyx Cup was made in the form of a video, presented by Ali Nejad. Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Erik Seidel, and Tom Dwan were also there to talk about the new event. Phil Ivey remarked about the series: “I think it’s not just about the money in this event. It’s more about playing the game using your poker strategies with the caliber of players that we’re going to be up against. A lot of these guys here at the table are my friends. We’re friendly, but we’re also super competitive against each other, so there’s going to be a lot of pride that comes with winning this type of event."

To watch the video announcement of the series, go here>>> 


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