While not the same as the 50,000 hand challenges Dwan is currently in the middle of against Patrik Antonius and Daniel “jungleman12″ Cates, the winner of the promotion will take on Dwan for the chance to win $1.5 million.
In order to participate in the challenge, you must opt in by clicking “My Promotions” and click the link to elect to take part in the challenge.
The promotion begins on Saturday, Feb. 26th, and consists of several different steps to make it all the way to playing against Dwan himself. Here’s a look at how to qualify:
At the start, every player Full Tilt will have a chance to advance to stage 2 of the challenge. It begins with playing cash games.
There will be three leaderboards, based on the stakes being played, for which players can try to qualify:
Low – $0.01/$0.02 to $0.10/$0.20
Medium – $0.10/$0.25 to $0.50/$1.00
High – $1.00/$2.00 and greater
Play for the leaderboards begins Saturday and ends on Sunday, March 13th. You can earn leaderboard “chips” by playing no-limit hold’em or pot-limit Omaha. You must play two ring games simultaneously or one Rush Poker table in order to earn points. “Chips” are awarded for winning pots; a flop must be seen to qualify. Heads-up play does not count toward the leaderboards.
A player’s place on the leaderboard is based on 500 qualifying hands; only the best 500-hand block of hands will count toward the leaderboard.
The top 1,000 players advance to stage two from the low leaderboard, 750 from the medium leaderboard, and 500 from the high leaderboard.
The players that advance from the first stage of qualifying will receive tournament tickets for three freerolls. The freerolls are based on the leaderboards from which the players qualified. The low leadboard freerolls feature $15K in prize money, $30K for medium, and $45K for high.
All the freerolls take place on Saturday, March 19th. You must win one of the three freerolls to advance to stage three.
The nine players that advance will play in a $25K matrix tournament in order to determine who gets to challenge Dwan.
If you are unfamiliar with the matrix format, it is a set of four sit and gos that run simultaneously. The prize pool for the matrix tournament is determined by a player’s performance over the course of all four tournaments.
The tournament will take place at 16:30 ET on Sunday, March 20th. The player with the highest score at the end will advance to the final stage.
One player will take on Dwan in four different sit and gos, with a choice of playing NLH or PLO.
Here is what the player will win based on his or her performance against Dwan:
Win one match: $10K
Two matches: $25K
Three matches: $100K
Four matches: $1.5 million
To learn more, head to Full Tilt’s website.
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