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Flashback Friday - Patrik Antonius Wins Largest Pot in Online Poker History

17 April 2015 , By: compncards
This week's edition of Flashback Friday takes us back to November 7, 2009, a day that will never happen again thanks to recent changes at Full Tilt Poker. Patrik Antonius and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom were entangled in a massive heads-up match playing $500-$1,000 PL Omaha. A mini-raising war pre-flop resulted in Antonius five-betting to $81,000 before Isildur1 finally decided to see a flop. On a flop of 5c-4s-2h, Antonius bet out $91,000, followed by a pot-size raise by Isildur1 to $435,000, Antonius potted to $779,000, effectively putting Isildur1 all-in for his last $162,473.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Isildur1, Online poker, Patrik Antonius, Viktor Blom

Flipout Tournaments - Luckbox Poker Variant is Bad Timing

22 March 2014 , By: compncards
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Full Tilt Poker is released a new tournament variant on Wednesday called a Flipout tournament. The way these tournament works is that the entire field goes all-in on the very first hand and the winner are then in the money. For example, in an 81 players SNG, the final table would be reached after the first hand. It is part Kamikaze and part single-table SNG all in one.
Categories: Flipout Tournaments, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars

It Is NOT Time to Ban Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson From the WSOP

21 March 2014 , By: compncards
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I was listening to Bluff Magazine's "The Rundown" yesterday and they mentioned an article on PokerListings. com written by Lee Davy that asked whether Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson should be banned from the World Series of Poker. *The WSOP nor Caesars Have Been Harmed* The first, and most relevant point against the banning of Ferguson and Lederer is the fact that both are in good standing with both Caesars and the World Series of Poker. As players, neither have cheated the company nor behaved inappropriately during their play at the WSOP, or at least not at any level that would warrant a ban.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, WSOP

Full Tilt Payments to Take A Year or More - Why So Shocked?

21 July 2013 , By: compncards
Cardplayer dropped the bomb on former US Full Tilt Poker players last week when they said that it would be a year or longer before payments would be made. This has brought a lot of anger from players across the nation, but it really shouldn't be that big of a surprise. *Why So Shocked?* It has only been four months since the DOJ approved Garden City Group as the settlement firm. Some people completely expected to have been paid in full before now.
Categories: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Garden City Group

Americans Continue to Wait for Full Tilt Poker Refunds

2 July 2013 , By: compncards
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Back in March, the United States Department of Justice announced that the Garden City Group (GCG) would be utilized to process remission claims for former American players at Full Tilt Poker. At that time, the website FullTiltPokerClaims. com was setup and players were urged to register for further updates. More than 3 1/2 months have passed with very little information coming from the company in terms of when the process will begin and if an article at PokerUpdate.
Categories: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Full Tilt Poker remission process, Garden City Group, United States Department of Justice

WSOP Ends and Players Still Wait on Full Tilt Funds

18 July 2012 , By: compncards
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Back in early May, the following is what many were expecting to be the topics of discussion come July 17th: The Octo-Nine Full Tilt owned by PokerStars and players receiving their Full Tilt funds The latest "rumored national online poker bill".
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars-Full Tilt Deal, World Series of Poker

Uses for Your Full Tilt Installation CD's

25 May 2012 , By: compncards
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Earlier today, I was looking for a small mirror and wound up grabbing an old Full Tilt installation cd.   Probably the first time I have ever used it for any purpose whatsoever. It got me to thinking about the millions of disks around the world that are now just collecting dust.   There has got to be something more to do with them than just junk them right?  Here are some ideas.
Categories: Full Tilt Instalation CD, Full Tilt Poker, Full Tilt Target Practice

PokerStars Spending $750 Million to Become Virtual Online Poker Monopoly?

1 25 April 2012 , By: compncards
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I woke up on Tuesday around Noonish and sat down to my computer to see what the current buzz was regarding the poker world. As some of you know, I do some legal article writing for another site and when I sat down to look at that site's twitter, there were 125 new tweets to read. Immediately I knew something was up and then I see it. "PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker for $750 Million.
Categories: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Online Poker Monopoly, PokerStars, PokerStars Buys Full Tilt, PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker Now Hiring

4 April 2012 , By: compncards
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Now Hiring!! Work for Full Tilt Poker!! Duties Include: Convincing customers we will not screw them like last time Listening to American players whine about not getting paid Logging complaints about not getting paid by our former employers Ability to withstand being laughed at by other online companies Ability to pay for your bills in the event we run out of money by buying Full Tilt Poker Ability to delay a response for three days to a question that would take 15 seconds to answer. Ability to write cryptic press releases are a plus Monitoring *wink wink* for bots and other activity against our TOS. Willing to take a bullet for us while we run out the back door should we run out of money. Salary if we don't run out of money from the transactions Having your pulse on the poker world and being the main point of contact for the company Sick days, vacation days, days you will do nothing.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Online poker
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