Titan Poker is celebrating their sixth anniversary with a special heads-up tournament where all players will be allowed to compete. There will be two phases to the Heads-Up championship. During the first phase, all players will be allowed to compete in 24-hour points races to earn a spot in the heads-up bracket. The second phase consists of the actual heads-up tournament.
Titan Poker will hold 24-hour points races that will decide which players earn a spot on the heads-up bracket. There will be eight 24-hour races per division: two each week (on Sundays and Tuesdays) from September 4th to September 27th. Each division will be separated according to VIP levels. Prize pools differ depending on VIP level. For example, bronze players will be competing for $200 prize pools in their rake races while Titanium players will compete for $1,000 prize pools. With eight rake races and four divisions, a total of 32 players will advance to the heads-up bracket.
The second phase of the Heads-Up championship crypto gambling of the actual heads-up tournament. Each division will have three rounds of competition. The winner of each division will move onto the Semi-Final match-ups. The two semi-final winners will compete against each other in the heads-up championship for a chance to win $3,000!
The firt phase starts this Tuesday and all tournament players (especially heads-up specialists) should look into taking part in this awesome promotion. It’s basically a fun twist on a freeroll tournament. Good luck on the virtual felt!
Prior to the festivities of this year’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer was spotted wearing a Full Tilt Poker patch.
The 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion has been in search of a new online sponsor, since taking his leave from PokerStars nearly a month ago. Raymer was part of a “purge” in which several long-time pros were forced to take a pay cut. As one of the original members of the company’s elite, Fossilman wasn’t too thrilled by the proposition.
likely suitor, to the surprise of no one, is PokerStars’ primary competitor, Full Tilt Poker. So the sight of Raymer sporting their badge wasn’t a completely unexpected sight. But according to a report from Bluff magazine, the sponsorship for Heads-Up Championship is a one-time deal. The possibility for an extended deal is still strong, which could turn this into a feeling-out period between the two parties. Single tournament sponsorships are not an unheard of practice in the industry, but, if Raymer puts in a good showing, Full Tilt may be ready to consider a long-term partnership.
Fossilman will square off against Mike “The Mouth” Matusow in the first round. It should be an entertaining matchup, given the contrasting playing styles employed by each.