Rakeback.com - Don't play poker without it

Full Tilt Poker Matrix Tournaments

Americas Cardroom US poker
Tournament Type: Sit & Go Matrix Full Tilt
When: When full
Blind Levels: Turbo – 3 Minutes, Regular – 6 Minutes
Starting Chips: 1,500
Buy-in: Varies
Interesting Fact: If you win all 4 tables of the Matrix Tournament you become the Dominatrix and claim the entire prize pool.

The Matrix at Full Tilt Poker is a Sit & Go style tournament played on 4 tables. The same opponents are on each table at the same time. You should be comfortable multi-tabling before entering the Matrix, or alternatively, playing a small buy-in matrix tournament can be the perfect way to hone your multi-tabling skills. Matrix tournaments are marked with a turquoise M iconFull Tilt Matrix iconin the Full Tilt Poker tournament lobby.

Full Tilt Matrix tournaments

The Matrix prize pool is divided into 5 equal shares, 20% for each of the 4 tables and 20% for the Matrix Scoring. Players make money by finishing in the money on any individual table or placing near the top of the Matrix scoring table.

Earn Matrix Points in 3 Ways:

  1. Knocking out another player – 2 points per knockout.
  2. Survive longer than other players – 1 point for each person knocked out by another player.
  3. Finish first on any table – 2 points.

One main benefit of Full Tilt Poker Matrix tournaments is playing against weak opponents on four separate tables. In traditional Sit & Go tournaments, a player may be unluckily knocked out by a fishy player and never see that player again. In Matrix tournaments, if a player is bad beat by a weak opponent, they still have 3 other tables and thus 3 more chances to take advantage of this opponent.

Full Tilt Poker Matrix tournament

Matrix Strategy

Because 20% of the prize pool is paid out via Matrix points, some slight to moderate strategy modifications are needed. There are two competing views.

Lucky Block casino

Aggressive Approach

Play aggressively to earn knock out points and try to win a table or two. This strategy can be beneficial if you are successful in eliminating a few other players, or if you are able to win all 4 tables and become the Dominatrix. However, an early elimination means you may have to be even more aggressive. Additionally, being knocked out early means you will earn very few survival points for that table.

Passive Approach

You may opt for a more passive approach, especially if you are at an aggressive table. By laying back and playing premium cards you can benefit from other players knocking each other out, thus adding elimination points to your score. If you are able to slip in to the money by placing at a few tables, this approach can be very profitable. This approach could work well in both regular and turbo blind structures where players are more aggressive, but be careful not to be too cautious and get blinded out.

To sign up for a Matrix tournament log on to Full Tilt Poker and using the search function, click on Sit & Go. From there, click on Matrix and then all that’s left to do is pick the buy-in level and you’re ready to earn your shot to become the Dominatrix.


How Much Cash Back Will I Earn?

Rakeback increases your winnings from online poker as you continually earn money back from every raked hand or tournament you play.

Many players earn a living wage from rakeback alone. Use the calculator below to estimate the size of payments you’ll get over a given period of time. The calculator will compute your expected daily, weekly, and monthly cash back depending on the stakes and tables you input.

Calculate Your Rakeback

Top Poker Room Recommendation

Black Chip Poker

  • 27% Rakeback
  • $2000 Sign-up Bonus
  • Bonus Code: RBCOM



  • 11 Online Poker Tools to Boost Your Winrate

    August 20th, 2015

    First up, you probably know them already – PokerTracker and Holdem Manager are by far the most popular poker tools – but may not have heard the two companies recently merged.

    Read more…

  • Where are the Softest Poker Games Online in 2017?

    April 26th, 2017

    “I shouldn’t say this on a poker forum but sng 2.0 acr is about as free money as I’ve seen in poker in a long time. Not sure how long it’s going to last but right now as it’s new people r punting hard.”

    Read more…

  • Lottery Sit & Gos – Where to Play

    August 20th, 2015

    A mixture between tournament poker and gambling, the ‘Lottery Sit and Go’ format is popular with recreationals and regs alike – attracting net depositing players

    Read more…

  • Fast-Fold Poker – The Fastest Poker Online

    January 7th, 2015

    Many of Rakeback.com’s partner sites offer Fast-Fold format poker tables. These high speed poker games eliminate the need for table selection and allow players to grind many more hands/hour thanks to a ‘quick fold’ option. This in turn boosts rakeback earnings.

    Read more…

© 2015 Rakeback.com