Full Tilt Poker have added a new feature which allows players to Request Private Tournaments, the new option is FulltiltPoker's alternative to PokerStars Home Games. Private tournaments are a great way to create and customize your own online poker tournaments and invite your friends to play a social game of poker.
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While I think this is a move to keep up with the competition PokerStars, at the same time it should be a standard option available at all online poker rooms. Poker players often play home games with their friends when they are not playing poker online, but this feature let's players set-up a tournament where they can play online against friends anywhere in the World.
Players can Request Private Tournaments and customize the game type (Texas Holdem, Omaha, Razz, Stud or H.O.R.S.E) and choose the buy-in amount which ranges from $1+$0.10 up to $1,000+$60
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Create your own Full Tilt Poker private tournaments by logging in to the FulltiltPoker lobby and selecting requests in the top menu then click Request Private Tournament.
Follow the steps to customize your private tournament into a format that suits your needs. Players can create everything by customizing:
Poker Game Type
Select your favorite poker game type and limits, the types of games available include: Hold'em, Omaha Hi, Omaha H/L, Stud, Draw or Mixed games. Players must then select their limits either Fixed Limit, Pot Limit, Mixed Limit or No Limit. the game types settings give you a brief description of selected game.
Players can set-up standard tournaments or customizes the tournament to be one of the following: Rush Poker Tournament, Cashout Tournament, Knockout Tournament players can also include rebuys and add-on.
This is where the creator can choose the amount of players seated at each table options include: Full Ring (eight/nine player table), 6-Handed or Heads-up. Blind levels can then be set by choosing either Normal, Turbo or Super turbo.
The last option is starting stack size there are three options: Standard (1500), Double Stack (3000) or Super Stack (5000)
Set your buy-in amount from the drop down players can select amounts starting from $1 up to $1000, tournament fees will be added to the chosen buy-in amount. tournament fees are included in every online poker tournament this is the amount that the poker room takes for hosting tournaments eg: $1 + $0.10 where $0.10 would be the tournament fee and the rest is added to the prize pool.
Players can use their cash from their poker bankroll, Tournament Dollars (T$) or tournament tickets to buy-in to the event.
Define Start Date
This is where you can select a start date and time for your private tournament, plays can create tournaments up to 3 months before they begin, the earliest start time will be restricted to four hours from the time it is created. The tournament creator can also allow late registration or set up the same tournament to run daily or weekly by simply selecting the checkbox.
to keep your tournament private players must create a password for their private tournament, this password can be given to players who you wish to play they must use it to register for your event.
Full Tilt Poker My Tournament
To keep track of your private tournaments players can access their My Tournaments page by clicking on the red cashier button in the lobby then on My Promotions where the My Tournaments page can be found.
Private tournaments can only be created by players that have earned more than 100 Full Tilt Points playing real money poker games.
Basic Guide to setting up your own private Full Tilt Poker tournament
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