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  • The Professionals vs Team PokerStars


    Show your support for The Professionals as they take on Team PokerStars in three heads-up challenge matches. Correctly pick the match winners to earn up to $100 in cash and entry to three $10,000 freerolls!

    Clash of the Poker Superstars
    The challenge has been issued and accepted; during EPT London, Full Tilt Poker's Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Gus Hansen will face off online against Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton and Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu in three heads-up matches.

    There is more than just pride at stake for each professional, as match winners will collect $50,000 from their opponent and each member of the overall winning team will receive $10,000 in tournament buy-ins from the rival poker room.

    The games take place on Sunday, March 10th at 10:00 ET ,13:00 ET and 16:00 ET and will be hosted at Full Tilt Poker, allowing everyone to log in and cheer on their favorite players – get behind The Professionals and let the world know that our team has what it takes to crush Team PokerStars!

    Get into the Action
    You can earn up to $100 in cash and receive entry to three exclusive $10,000 freerolls, simply by making a real-money deposit or transfer of at least $10 between Friday, March 1st at 10:00 ET and Saturday, March 9th at 23:59 ET.

    After you have done so, you will be awarded three special tickets, which will be listed in your Tournament Tickets balance and named after the two opposing players involved in each challenge match-up:
    • "Isildur1 vs Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier"
    • "durrrr vs Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton"
    • "Gus Hansen vs Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu"

    Use these tickets to select the player you believe will win each match, by registering into the "dummy" tournament* named after that player.

    For example, if you think Gus Hansen will defeat Daniel Negreanu, use the "Gus Hansen vs Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu" tournament ticket to register for the Gus Hansen dummy tournament.

    * Please note: these tournaments will not run and will only be used to record your winner selections.


    Win $10,000 Freeroll tickets and up to $100 in cash
    Register your selections by 09:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th and then log in to watch the challenge matches. You'll receive an exclusive freeroll tournament ticket for every winner you correctly select:
    • "Isildur1 vs Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Freeroll"
    • "durrrr vs Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton Freeroll"
    • "Gus Hansen vs Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu Freeroll"

    Each ticket can be used to register into one of the three $10,000 freerolls scheduled for Sunday, March 17th at 10:05 ET, 12:05 ET and 14:05 ET, each named after the players involved in one of the challenge matches:
    • Isildur1 v ElkY Freeroll
    • durrrr v luvthewnba Freeroll
    • Gus Hansen v Kid Poker Freeroll

    If you correctly pick all three winners, not only will you receive tournament tickets for each $10,000 freeroll, but you will also receive a cash reward equal to your largest qualifying deposit or transfer, up to a maximum of $100!

    You may deposit or transfer into your Full Tilt Poker account multiple times during the qualifying period, and your largest deposit or transfer will be considered when determining any cash reward. The cash reward will be credited directly to your account and can be used however you like.

    Challenge Match Schedule
    Check out the Challenge Match Schedule:

    • Isildur1 vs Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Sunday March 10th at 10:00 ET
    • durrrr vs Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton, Sunday March 10th at 13:00 ET
    • Gus Hansen vs Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu, Sunday March 10th at 16:00 ET

    The challenge match format will be best-of-three Heads-Up tournaments, featuring 15 minute blind levels and with starting stacks set at 3,000.

    Log in at Full Tilt Poker to catch all the action, and follow the official @FullTiltPoker account on Twitter to receive direct links to the Challenge Match tables.

    How to Register your Selections
    You will be awarded the three tickets you need to select the challenge match winners within 12 hours of making a qualifying deposit or transfer from your PokerStars account. To register your selections, follow these steps:
    1. In the game lobby, click on the Options menu, select Lobby View and then click Standard View.
    2. In the Browse area, click on Tournament, and then select All, All, All Types and Freerolls/FTPs.
    3. Scroll down the game list to find the dummy tournaments named after the three professionals you think will win the challenge match-ups.
    4. Select each tournament and click Register Now.

    Please note: these dummy tournaments will not play out and are simply used to register your winner selections.


    Once the challenge matches are over and the winners decided, eligible players will receive their freeroll tickets and cash rewards by Wednesday, March 13th at 23:59 ET. You must self-register for whichever freeroll tournaments you are eligible to play in.

    First Time Deposits or Transfers
    If you don't have a Full Tilt Poker account, download the free game software and set up an account. Once you've done so, log in to Full Tilt Poker and make a real-money deposit of at least $10 via the Cashier to qualify for The Professionals vs Team PokerStars promotion.

    To transfer funds from your PokerStars account into your Full Tilt Poker account, you must first pair both accounts. Visit the Transfers between Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars page for more information on the account pairing and transfer processes. You must transfer at least $10 to qualify for this promotion.

    New players will also take advantage of our First Deposit Welcome Package, which includes a 100% First Deposit Bonus, ten tickets to our $50K First Deposit Freeroll Series and a free tournament ticket allowing you to take part in any real-money scheduled or Sit & Go tournament with a buy-in of $2.25.

    Visit the Rules page for more information or the All Promotions page to check out our other exclusive promotions.

    Please visit the Official Discussion Thread >HERE<.
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