This past wee Full Tilt Poker (one of my favorite sites) kicked off what they are calling its first Multi-Entry tournament.
It’s a new feature presented by this very cool online poker site.
What makes this new format unique is that players can use their buy-in options one at a time or simultaneously.
The program will make it impossible for someone to use two stacks to collude. If a player eventually has more entries than there are tables left, he or she will be forced to merge stacks. If a player makes a final table with two or more entries remaining, the stacks will be combined into one.
Full Tilt was smart enough to know that some players would be turned off by the multitabling aspect, so Tilt set it up so players can enter with a single entry.
When and if that player busts, he or she can reenter as long as late registration is available. While four buy-ins is currently the limit, Full Tilt officials have said the number could change if the new format proves popular with poker fans.
The inaugural Multi-Entry Tournament mentioned at the start of this story was a $1 buy-in event and had 5,000 entries including Red Pros Ross Boatman, Aaron Bartley, and Michael Craig.
“Storm667” was the eventual winner and took down the $990 first-place prize. Multi-Entry Tournaments are running now on Full Tilt and will be a part of February’s Full Tilt Online Poker Series.
I’ll be playing this weekend. Wish me luck.
Read more: http://www.pokernews.com/news/2011/01/inside-gaming-power-of-social-media-multi-entry-tournaments-9668.htm