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The Full Tilt Poker Iron Man Challenge is an ongoing program on FTP that rewards players for hitting the tables regularly. At the end of each month, players are given a number of special Iron Man medals that can be redeemed in the Iron Man store for cash bonuses, tournament tickets, Full Tilt Points (which can in turn be redeemed at the regular FTP store), or other great prizes. The full Tilt Iron Man Challenge also involves monthly freerolls and a year-end bonus just for Iron Men.
There are four status levels involved in the Iron Man Challenge: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Iron. The ways to earn each of these statuses is summarized in the following matrix:
So, for example, if you earn at least 250 Full Tilt Points on 20 different days in a month, you’ll be a Gold-level Iron Man. You can also earn Gold status by earning at least 500 Full Tilt Points on 15 different days, or 125 Points on 25 days. As you can see, the Iron Man program rewards both breadth and depth in your poker playing.
The pride of achieving a certain status isn’t worth much, however. The real benefits of the program are the in the Iron Man medals. At the end of your first month, you’ll receive 100 medals for earning Iron status, 70 for Gold, 40 for Silver, or 25 for Bronze. But that’s just the start. The program is designed to encourage brand loyalty by heavily rewarding longevity in your career at FTP. So on successive months as a Iron Man Challenger, your month’s-end allotment of medals will get higher. The following chart shows just how your monthly payout can grow if you keep up your status over long periods of time:
Each status level of the Full Tilt Ironman program has its own monthly freeroll. Bronze qualifiers will play for a prize pool of $10,000; Silver, $15,000; Gold, $20,000; and Iron, $30,000.
The four winners from the different Iron Man freerolls then face each other in a 4-player heads-up Sit & Go, and the winner snags another $5,000.
And he doesn’t stop there! The next test facing the lucky winner is a gauntlet of heads-up matches against three different Full Tilt Pros. For winning one of the matches, he’s given an additional $5,000. For winning two, he gets $10,000. And for winning all three of the matches, he gets $50,000—unless he came into the 4-man SNG as the winner of the Iron-level freeroll, in which case he gets $100,000!
Full Tilt Poker also hosts an additional “One-a-Day” freeroll, which is held monthly, in spite of what the name might imply. This freeroll has a $2,000 prize pool and is open to players who earned at least one Full Tilt Point on every single day of the previous month.
If tournaments aren’t really your bag and you don’t find yourself tempted by the allure of the big score, you can trade in your monthly freeroll tournament ticket for additional Iron Man medals. To do this, and to access other details of your Iron Man status, go to your personal Iron Man Challenge page in the My Promotions tab of the FTP cashier.
Like any good employer, Full Tilt takes care of you by passing on a little (or not-so-little!) something extra at the end of the year. This cash bonus is based on the status levels you earned for each month in the latter half of the year (June-December). You’ll receive:
If you earn Iron status consistently, your year-end bonus will be $600!
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