FullTilt Point SnGs
I'm sure most experienced players know about these and just ignore them, but I think there are a few pros to playing point tournaments, so I thought I might throw some info out there.
On FullTilt, many of the big tournaments have satellites with FTP buy-ins. These range from 15FTP super satellites to the big 12,000FTP satellites straight into FTOPS Main Events. I've never played the latter, but I do know that at buy-ins anywhere from 15 to 600 or so, the competition is absolutely dreadful. Since these are technically classified as freerolls
, and there's no money per se available, most people play them as if they were straight freerolls. The payout is usually winner-take-all, or close, with first place winning FullTilt Point entry (or real money
entry) to a larger tournament or satellite. What seems to work best is to win the small, easy satellites, unregister for the tournament you've won entry to, and collect the buyin. With one win in the 54-man sup. sat. to the FTOPS ME satellite, you can easily turn 50 FTP into 2500.
At the basic level, this doesn't seem profitable or worth the effort at all, but by building a large bankroll of FTPs, you can then put yourself in a position to win a big payout without having risked a cent. I think many players underestimate the value of their FTPs, especially those of us who play relatively low stakes and don't win thousands a day. I've only been playing these SnGs for about a week now, and my then-500 FTPs have become over 7000. I'm starting to look at 600 FTP 9-man SnGs with the winner getting a $26 token, as well as 275 FTP 9-mans with the winner winning a $12 entry to the Daily Double. And with enough FTPs, I plan to freeroll into that free money on a regular basis.