Phil Gordon wins Full Tilt Championship.
During a Thanksgiving Day game, online poker site, FullTiltPoker.net held its Championship tournament at Red Rock Resort and Casino. This $1 million competition saw six of the world's best poker professionals and one online qualifier from FullTiltPoker.net compete for the overall prize. Team Full Tilt member and best selling author and television host, Phil Gordon took first place, and a prize of $600,000. Full Tilt Poker representative Roland de Wolfe took second place, winning $275,000. Other professional players in this live tournament included Team Full Tilt members Erick Lindgren, John Juanda, and Allen Cunningham, as well as Full Tilt Poker pro Toto Leonidas.
The professionals earned their seats at this Thanksgiving Day event in July 2006 by winning their respective heats at a qualifying shoot-out tournament, also held at the Red Rock Resort and Casino.
To make up the rest of the field, six online qualifiers won free trips to Vegas after playing online at FullTiltPoker.net. In Vegas, these online qualifiers competed against one another for the opportunity to play in the Thanksgiving Day Championship. With a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, no one left the live, televised, final table empty handed, as even the seventh-place finisher was paid no less than $25,000.
The FullTiltPoker.Net Championship is one of many live televised poker tournaments created by Full Tilt Poker. Over the past two years, Full Tilt Poker has featured top poker professionals competing for millions of dollars in prize money in such prestigious events as The FullTiltPoker.Net Championship at Wynn Las Vegas and the FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational from Monaco.