Posted 2/27/11 : Over a hundred thousand players and millions in prizes
 
The most recent Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) – series XIX – ended this week and can only be characterised as a success.
 
116 901 players competed across a wide spectrum of poker game styles in the many events, generating a record total prize pool of $39 599 432.
 
That prize pool delivered six-figure cash prizes to 62 of the top players, with millions more going to lower ranked competitors.
 
Top earner in the series was poker pro Blair Hinkle, who took home an unprecendented (for FTOPS) $1 162 949 and some change. Italian player Giampp topped the other six-figure payouts on $877 450.