Full Tilt Poker Matrix Tournaments

Full Tilt Matrix Tournaments

The Matrix tournaments at Full Tilt Poker are a new and unique creation that aim to test the skill and ability of the more experienced players at the Full Tilt Tables.

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What are the Full Tilt Matrix tournaments?

In a nutshell:

  • 9 players
  • 4 simultaneous Sit and Go tournaments
  • So, instead of playing at 1 table in your next tournament, you could be playing at 4 tables simultaneously against the same 8 opponents to get your hands on the prize money.

So if you think that you're pretty good at mutlitabling and can make quick decisions when the action reaches you, the Full Tilt Matrix tournaments could well prove to be a nice little earner for you.

How does the prize money work?

Each player pays the standard entry fee for the Full Tilt Matrix tournaments. The overall prize pool will then be split up into 5 parts, with 4 parts becoming the prize pool for each of the individual 4 tables, and the final part being the prize pool for Matrix Tablesthe best overall players in the tournament. So that's...

  • Total prize pool split into 5 parts.
  • 4 parts going to 4 tables.
  • Final part for overall performance.

So even if you do not win any of the tournaments, you could still win money for knocking players out and finishing highly in each of the individual Sit and Go tournaments.

Matrix tournament scoring system.

The individual table prize money is easy enough to understand, as the winner gets the top prize for that table, the runner up gets the second prize and the player in third gets the third prize amount. However, how do you get your hands on the prizes for overall performance?

Well, their is a point system that runs across each of the tournaments as you play. It works like this:

  • 2 points for knocking a player out.
  • 1 point for every opponent you outlast.

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So if you can finish highly on each table and knock out a fair amount of your opponents, you are on your way to winning the overall performance top prize. So don't sit back and wait for other players to knock each other out, get out there and try and rack up some points by taking players out of the game.

If you manage to win all 4 individual Sit and Go tournaments (and become the "dominatrix"), you will not only win the top prize from each game, but you will scoop the entire prize pool. Pretty tasty eh?

Full Tilt Matrix tournament strategy.

Technically speaking, there should be no difference in strategy in a Matrix tournament than there would be in a single Sit and Go tournament. So just try and play your standard Sit and Go game as best as you can. However, here are a few tips to help you along...

  • Get used to making quick decisions.
  • Play ABC poker. You are not going to have opportunity to make plays based on strong reads.
  • Keep cool, if you panic you will rush and make mistakes.
  • Don't let a bad beat piss you off. If you get unlucky, forget about it and try your best on the remaining tables.

Check out the articles on multi-tabling and basic SNG strategy if you are after a few extra tips.

Playing a Full Tilt Matrix tournament.

To play in one of the Full Tilt matrix tournaments, simply go in to the Full Tilt lobby, click on the "Sit & Go" tab, then click Full Tilt Matrix Lobbyon the "Matrix" tab.

You will then see a list of all of the available tournaments and buy-ins. The stakes range from $1+25c right up to $2,100+$90, so there is a nice selection for all players.


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