Details Of Buy-in Levels, Blinds, Payouts And Strategy Links For The Full Tilt Poker 180 Player SNGs
Another Update: Full Tilt and PokerStars have now merged their player pool into one giant site (though you can access the games via either version of the software). I recommend that you check out the (more detailed) PokerStars 180 Player Sit N Goes Guide here instead!
Update: Full Tilt are back and there are a lot of cool games competing in the 'quick tournament' space with the 180 SNGs. These include On-Demand Tournaments (which get anything from 100 to 250 players and come in regular and Rush format) + the excellent 90 Player SNGs. In addition to the scheduled 180s, there are now some satellite qualifier games at the top of the list of tournaments in the main tournament lobby. These are low cost games, designed to give smaller bankroll players a shot at some bigger tournament entries. The good news is that the 180s are as soft as ever at FullTilt - they are nice additions to your schedule and great for bankroll building!
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180 Player SNG Tournaments might have started at PokerStars – however many other sites are now running them including the fastest growing poker site Full Tilt Poker.
Full Tilt Poker 180’s fill the lower buy-in gap left by the withdrawal of the Poker Stars $10+1 20 table SNGS and also provide a new $2 level. What is more the blinds at Full Tilt go up in smaller increments (though more often) meaning there are no major ‘jumps’ between the levels which can adversely affect your play.
At the time of writing there are 3 levels of 180 person Sit & Go at Full Tilt. These are $8+80c, $2+20c and 20 Full Tilt Points. The points freeroll is actually a satellite to the 3,500 point ‘Sunday Brawl’ Satellite tournament.
The blind levels and prize pool details for both the $8.80c and $2+20c 180 SNGs at FTP are detailed below – for strategy you can see our original articles on 180 SNG Strategy and 180 SNG Final Table Strategy.
Full Tilt Poker 180 Player SNGs - Example Payout Structures
Payouts For $2+20c SNGs Payouts For $8+80c SNGs
Full Tilt Poker 180 Player SNGs – Other Facts And Figures
Blinds go up in 10 minute intervals in the 180 SNGs at Full Tilt Poker… the shallow increments mean that there is plenty of room for your poker skills to show (Click on the picture to see the full blind structure). Expect these tournaments to last for around 4 hours (the tightness of the last 2-3 tables can make the difference between a long and a shorter one).
The waiting times for the 180s to kick off depends entirely on the time of day. Evenings and weekend afternoons these will start every 10 minutes or even less – during the day on weekdays you can wait for between 15 and 25 minutes for one to get going… what tends to happen is that the first few players are slow to join, then the last 50 take just a couple of minutes once the field reaches a critical mass – the best thing to do is get your name down early and get the momentum going.
If you have not yet joined Full Tilt Poker then now is the time to find out why the number #2 online poker site is also the fastest growing. You can clear the generous $600 (100% match) bonus while you final table some of the softest 180 SNGs online... and don't forget to check out the cool On-Demand tournaments too!