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Spartan Poker Goes Bigger, Better & Bolder For FTS 3.0 (September 10 – 19)

FTS 3.0
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis August 20, 2021
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Bigger, better, bolder – these words best imbibe the spirit of Spartan Poker‘s constant drive to deliver the most attractive MTT’s in the country! Two weeks after the online poker operator closed out a record-breaking 11th edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC), the online site has finally unveiled details of the third edition of its extremely popular Final Table Series (FTS)!

The series that made popular the trend of live-streaming final table action is coming back in its biggest-ever avatar for the third edition. FTS 3.0 will be charting a 10-day run from September 10 to 19 and guarantees a bigger-than-before ₹12 Crores in prize money across 30 tournaments! And just like the previous two series, the winner of the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS Main Event will walk away with a Gold Medallion with diamond studs, a certificate, and a hamper!

The FTS was conceptualized as an online event that provides players the same experience as live poker tournaments. The site has been careful in curating the tournament structures of the FTS marques, and this is one of the USP of the FTS.

The series features 11 marquee tourneys this time. The final table of 10 of these marquees, except the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS The Feast, will be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and other 10 reputed platforms, including the PokerGuru Facebook page, with commentary from international poker pros Kevin Macphee and Sam Razavi. IPC Director Peter Abraham will take on the hosting responsibilities of the live streams.

And like always, there will be ₹30 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes awaiting the most consistent winners at the FTS 3.0. The leaderboard topper will collect a whopping ₹10 Lakhs.

If that’s not embracing the ‘#GameBeyondLimits’ spirit, then we don’t know what is!

FTS 3.0 Complete Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-in (₹)GTD
September 104 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1A₹2,200-
September 106 PMFinal Table Series#1₹2,200₹12 Lakhs
September 108 PMFinal Table Series#2 - Friday Special₹11,000₹50 Lakhs
September 1010 PMFinal Table Series#3₹1,650₹10 Lakhs
September 114 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1B₹2,200-
September 116 PMFinal Table Series#4₹1,650₹8 Lakhs
September 118 PMFinal Table Series#2 - Saturday Special₹7,700₹40 Lakhs
September 1110 PMFinal Table Series#6₹2,200₹11 Lakhs
September 124 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1C₹2,200-
September 126 PMFinal Table Series#7₹1,100₹10 Lakhs
September 128 PMFinal Table Series#2 - Sunday Special₹11,000₹60 Lakhs
September 1210 PMFinal Table Series#9₹1,650₹12 Lakhs
September 134 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1D₹2,200-
September 136 PMFinal Table Series#10₹880₹6 Lakhs
September 138 PMFinal Table Series#11 - Double Stack₹4,400₹25 Lakhs
September 1310 PMFinal Table Series#12₹1,650₹11 Lakhs
September 144 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1E₹2,200-
September 146 PMFinal Table Series#13₹880₹6 Lakhs
September 148 PMFinal Table Series#14 - Challenger₹5,500₹40 Lakhs
September 1410 PMFinal Table Series#15₹2,200₹15 Lakhs
September 154 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1F₹2,200-
September 156 PMFinal Table Series#16₹1,100₹7 Lakhs
September 158 PMFinal Table Series#17 - Big Game₹16,500₹80 Lakhs
September 1510 PMFinal Table Series#18₹3,300₹25 Lakhs
September 164 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1G₹2,200-
September 166 PMFinal Table Series#19₹1,650₹11 Lakhs
September 168 PMFinal Table Series#20 - Monster Stack₹11,000₹60 Lakhs
September 1610 PMFinal Table Series#21₹4,400₹28 Lakhs
September 174 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1H₹2,200-
September 176 PMFinal Table Series#22₹2,200₹10 Lakhs
September 178 PMFinal Table Series#23 - High Roller - 6 Max ₹88,000₹1 Crore
September 1710 PMFinal Table Series#24₹5,500₹30 Lakhs
September 184 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1I₹2,200-
September 186 PMFinal Table Series#25₹880₹5 Lakhs
September 188 PMFinal Table Series#26 - Head Hunter₹16,500₹40 Lakhs
September 1810 PMFinal Table Series#27₹1,650₹9 Lakhs
September 1912 PMFinal Table Series - Main Event (6-Max) - Day 1A₹35,000-
September 192 PMFinal Table Series#28₹1,100₹6 Lakhs
September 194 PMFinal Table Series - Main Event (6-Max) - Day 1B₹35,000-
September 194 PMFinal Table Series - The Feast - Day 1J₹2,200-
September 198 PMFinal Table Series#29₹5,500₹40 Lakhs
September 1910 PMFinal Table Series#30₹3,300₹14 Lakhs
September 1910 PMFinal Table Series#31 - Main Event (6-Max) - Day 2-₹2 Crores
September 1910 PMFinal Table Series#32 - The Feast - Day 2-₹1 Crore

 

Final Table Series 3.0: All You Need to Know

The FTS 3.0, slated to run from September 10 to 19, features 30 events, boasting ₹12 Crores in guaranteed prizes. Given that the inaugural edition of the FTS had offered ₹8 Crores in GTDs, which was boosted to ₹10 Crores during FTS 2.0, it’s evident Spartan Poker has kept to the trend of going bigger and better with its tournament offerings.

One glance at the FTS 3.0 schedule reveals that the series offers something for everyone. With buy-ins ranging from ₹880 to ₹88,000, players from different stakes can participate in the series.

The salient feature of the FTS has always been the live streaming of the final table of the series’ marquees, with commentary from some of the most renowned names in the business.

Let’s talk about the marquees first. The FTS 3.0 has 11 marquees, but only 10 of them will be live-streamed on YouTube and multiple other platforms. The FTS The Feast will play down to a champion on the same day as the FTS Main Event. Therefore, the final table of the former will not be live-streamed.

Coming to the commentators, the dynamic duo of two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Macphee and UK-based poker pro Sam Razavi will be returning to their commentating duties at the FTS for the third time. They will be joined by IPC Director Peter Abraham as the host.

 

FTS 3.0 Main Event & Other Featured Tourneys

The magnum opus of the series, as always, will be the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS Main Event. The last two editions crowned champions in Arjun Pasricha (Won FTS 1.0 Main Event for ₹16.44 Lakhs) and Young Gun Siddharth Karia (Won FTS 2.0 Main Event for ₹32.26 Lakhs).

Arjun Pasricha & Siddharth Karia
Arjun Pasricha & Siddharth Karia

 

Just like its predecessors, the ₹35,000 buy-in event will host two starting flights.

  • Day 1A – September 19 at 12 PM
  • Day 1B – September 19 at 4 PM

 

Day 2 will commence at 10 PM on the same day.

The other marquees at the series that players should watch out for are:

> FTS#2 Friday Special ₹50 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#5 Saturday Special ₹40 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#8 Sunday Special ₹60 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#11 Double Stack ₹25 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#14 Challenger ₹40 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#17 Big Game ₹80 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#20 Monster Stack ₹60 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#23 High Roller – 6 Max ₹1 Crore GTD

> FTS#26 Head Hunter ₹40 Lakhs GTD

> FTS#32 The Feast ₹1 Crore GTD

The FTS 3.0 Main Event winner will not only bag a thumping cash prize but will also receive a Gold Medallion. The winners of the other FTS feature events will also win a Gold Medallion along with certificates and hampers. Winners of the other FTS side events will receive Silver Medallions, certificates, and hampers.

 

FTS 3.0 Mega Satellites

If you are one of those players looking to get in on the electrifying action on a budget, take note of the FTS Mega Satellites. The satellites are divided into three categories and give players a chance to win free tickets to the following tournaments:

  • FTS MS 1 – Feature: Everyday 8 PM tournaments + FTS The Feast Day 1A
  • FTS MS 2 – HR: FTS Highroller + FTS Main Event Day 1A + FTS The Feast Day 1A
  • FTS MS 3: All 6 PM and 10 PM tournaments + FTS#28 + FTS The Feast Day 1A

 

FTS 3.0 Mega Satellite Schedule

The satellites will run from August 29 to September 9.

Date & TimeSattyBuy-inSeats GTD
August 29, @9 PMFTS MS 3₹6601
August 29, @11 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
August 30, @9 PMFTS MS 3₹6601
August 30, @11 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
August 31, @9 PMFTS MS 3₹6601
August 30, @11 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 1, @9 PMFTS MS 3₹9902
September 1, @11 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 2, @3:30 PMFTS MS 3₹9902
September 2, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 2, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001
September 3, @3:30 PMFTS MS 3₹9902
September 3, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6502
September 4, @3:30 PMFTS MS 3₹9902
September 4, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹2,2002
September 4, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001
September 5, @3:30 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 5, @7:30 PMFTS MS 3₹1,1003
September 5, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹2,2002
September 5, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001
September 6, @7:30 PMFTS MS 3₹9902
September 6, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 6, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001
September 7, @3:30 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 7, @7:30 PMFTS MS 3₹1,1003
September 7, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹2,2002
September 7, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001
September 8, @3:30 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 8, @7:30 PMFTS MS 3₹1,1003
September 8, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹2,2002
September 8, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001
September 9, @3:30 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹1,6501
September 9, @7:30 PMFTS MS 3₹1,1003
September 9, @9 PMFTS MS 1 - Feature₹2,2002
September 9, @11 PMFTS MS 2 - HR₹2,2001

 

FTS 3.0 Leaderboard

Besides the ginormous ₹12 Crores in prize pool guarantees, the FTS 3.0 also promises an additional ₹30 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes. The top 10 ranked players on the series leaderboard will receive payouts, with the eventual leaderboard topper taking home ₹10 Lakhs in prize money!

RankBonus MoneyPower Bonus
1₹5,00,000₹5,00,000
2₹3,00,000₹3,00,000
3₹2,00,000₹2,00,000
4₹1,10,000₹1,10,000
5₹90,000₹90,000
6₹80,000₹80,000
7₹70,000₹70,000
8₹60,000₹60,000
9₹50,000₹50,000
10₹40,000₹40,000

The leaderboard payouts will be credited after the conclusion of FTS as 50% Bonus money and 50% Power Bonus. Players have to generate 75 VIP points to unlock 500 PB. It’s important to note that the unreleased bonus will expire in 60 days.

With such an exciting line-up of events on offer and an incredible commentary duo waiting to call the action, we can’t wait for the FTS 3.0 to kick-off!

 

Keep following PokerGuru for more updates on the Final Table Series 3.0!

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