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Some Very Nice Changes on Full Tilt

by Roy Winston |  Published: Oct 15, '09


I just got word from Full Tilt about some changes that I think are great for those of you that play online.

Run It Twice – I’m sure you all know how it works, but briefly: If there are two players in the hand and there’s an all-in and call before the river, and both players have decided to run it twice (there’s a new checkbox in the “permanent checkbox” area of the table), any board cards left to come will be dealt twice, resulting in two boards. Half the pot will go to the winner of the first board and half the pot will go to the winner of the second board.

For now, only NLH, PLO, and HA games in Ivey’s Room have “Run It Twice” enabled. It will be added for lower stakes games in the coming weeks.

For more details:

Cashout Tournaments – A totally new type of tournament. If you’ve ever heard someone say “I wish I could just take these tournament chips and cash out right now,” well, now they can. Part (usually half) of your buy-in goes to the regular prize pool, but the rest goes to a “Cash-out Pool” which gets depleted as people “cash out” of the tournament.

By way of example: Say the buy-in is $20 and you start with 1,000 chips. If $10 of the buy-in goes to the Cash-out Pool, each 100 chips will be worth $1 of the Cash-out Pool. At any time throughout the tournament (except the very beginning while people are still registering and the very end) you can cash out part or all of your tournament chips for cash.

For more details:

For those of you who like the 7 game mixed event, which includes HORSE + PLO + NLH, FTOPS Event #2 is now the 7-Game mix, which will be on November 5th. The FTOP’s kicks off on November 4th, here is the schedule:

Hope to see you there.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: or send an email to: with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

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over 13 years ago

Roy, speaking of FullTilt, do you think that online poker sites say "We don't allow poker-bots" but use software that makes it easier for bot use and enjoy(the online sites) the extra traffic and rake revenue? I would really like a PRO's opinion of this. I believe an example of "bot friendly" software would be "AUTO-RELOAD" while playing. Why couldn't, perdiodically, the site stop the game for a few seconds so every player could manually type a given code that a bot could not read? as an example. Thanx for your time. signed, "Curious CPU Neophyte".


Mr. Honest
over 13 years ago

Im not much of a cash game player so the run it twice rule is niether here nor there for me. However the cash out tourney's I dont think that is going to go over so well. Maybe its a ploy and everyone that signs up for this tourney will be asked to never play there again. lol


over 13 years ago

run it twice is a good idea i feel.

cash out tournaments i am not so sure about. there's just something about that idea that doesn't sit well with me. it is possible that i'm just being paranoid however.


over 13 years ago

All of this would be somewhat interesting if Full Tilt wasn't such a huge pain the ass to get money off of. Or perhaps if their customer support could reply in a timely fashion, or at all in some cases.

Oh, and the "run in twice" option will be costing you an extra 20% in rake. Awesome news Roy!

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