The online poker world was rocked by Full Tilt's announcement of a $25,000 buy-in heads-up tournament – the largest online poker tournament in the history of the game.
Anyone is eligible to enter the tournament, but the excitement generated by the prospect has been so great that dozens of pros have expressed interest in the event and Full Tilt have responded by doubling the number of seats.
Previously the tournament was restricted to 64 entrants but now the site have doubled that to 128 seats – however if these fail to be filled any excess players over the 64 cutoff will be refunded their buy-in and be ineligible to play. There will be no "byes" in this tournament.
Full Tilt's ‘$25k HU' follows their successful FTOPS tournament series – last week over $5,000,000 was awarded in prize pools in two events; the $500 Main Event and the elite $1,000 buy-in tournament.