2/12/10 – The fifteenth edition of the Full Tilt Online Series of Poker (FTOPS) started Wednesday night with the first event sending a clear signal that online poker has lost none of its popularity.
 
Event 1 – a $216 buy-in NLHE tournament with a guaranteed $1 million prize pool pulled in a crowd of 5 646 players – 20 percent more than the same event in the previous FTOPS 14, although still short of the record breaking 5 712 players who showed up for the same event in FTOPS 13.
 
Living up to his ‘handle', the winner of the main $151 000 prize in this year's first event was SolidGoldman24k after a heads up chop with PHHSKid99.
 
The remaining 26 events in FTOPS XV will be monitored to see if the positive trend persists.