Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival schedule announced

The schedule for the Full Tilt Poker Galway festival has been announced on the official Full Tilt poker site.

The Live Event is to kick off on 27th July and run through until 12th August, being rounded up by a No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.

There are lots of poker events underway in the lead up to the festival, which aren’t necessarily related, for example the PokerStars 100 Billion Poker hands promotion, which is due to take place some time in June, as the company celebrates 100 Billion hands played on their online game.

I’ve played a few games on Pokerstars recently, as usually I tend to stick to Full Tilt, however even I can’t deny that the excitement of the Ultimate Freeroll and the Million Dollar Hand is pulling me in.

Back to Full Tilt, the festival this year is boasting 60 events, and winning certain events will give you a free “FTOPS XXIII Main Event ticket worth $635 in addition to titles and cash earnings.” – fulltiltpoker.com

Is anyone going to the Galway Festival this year? I’s set to be a good one!

Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival

The Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival will be coming to the city later this year (29th July to 12th August, specifically) after PokerStars allowed it to be re-branded from the original UKIPT Galway Festival.

This is the first live poker festival since Full Tilt poker re-launched back in Q4 2012, after closing almost two years prior, following the events of Black Friday which caused thousands of players around the world to have their accounts frozen.

So far, one of the only pro poker player’s attendances has been confirmed, and that is Mr Gus Hansen, if you have read my previous posts you will know that he is in my top 3 favourite poker players of all time.

Hopefully I will be attending this years event as I haven’t been to any live poker festivals for some time now, and I definitely think it would be interesting to see Full Tilt’s first attempt at hosting one.