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Full Tilt Poker Announces Onyx Cup Series

New Live-Tournament Series to Pit Poker Greats Against Each Other

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 15, 2011

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Thus far in 2011, tournaments have been dominated by an influx of high-roller events, pitting the world’s best players against each other in elite competition. So far, the action has been limited to the Bahamas and Australia, but Full Tilt Poker recently unveiled the biggest secret in poker, which is a plan for a live-tournament series of its own, dedicated to continuing the trend. Known for its big buy-in cash-game action, Full Tilt has stepped up and created the same nosebleed-stakes atmosphere for the live-tournament arena. The new six-tournament event is called the Onyx Cup Series, and it will feature buy-ins ranging from $100,000 to $300,000. Should someone play in every event, it will cost a staggering $950,000. The events will take place in exotic locations such as Las Vegas, Europe, and Asia. Tournament organizers are estimating an overall prize pool of $30 million for the series, which will also ...


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