Traffic Report: Full Tilt hits another high

Gus Hansen

On Friday, Full Tilt Poker matched its previous record for average traffic per hour, giving the poker site another big day to add to the books.

The PokerListings Online Poker Traffic Report recorded an average of 9,704 poker players per hour hitting Full Tilt Poker, matching its highest day of traffic so far this year. Full Tilt Poker also hit that number back in November just before the start of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series X.

The daily traffic breakdown is an average of player volume by hour over a 24-hour period playing cash games.

There are plenty of reasons why players may have flocked to Full Tilt Poker on Friday to play. From cash games to tournaments, there's a wide variety of options for players at the site, not to mention perks galore for racking up those Frequent Player Points.

For instance, players who signed up at Full Tilt Poker through are eligible for a weekly $3,000 cash freeroll once they've earned 100 player points the week prior to the freeroll.

There's also a private $10,000 cash freeroll for first-time depositors from who earn 100 points between Sept. 21 and Dec. 18. The freeroll is taking place Dec. 20.


That's just the tip of the iceberg of what Full Tilt Poker has for players who amass points at the site. Another perk that might be drawing players in is the potential to play against some of the biggest names in the game.

Full Tilt Poker is home to big names such as Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Patrik Antonius, Allen Cunningham and more. On Friday, players could have caught Gus Hansen playing some high-stakes Omaha in the early morning hours.

Hansen sat down to a table filled with bballer88, OMGClayAiken and trex313. On one particular hand, Hansen ended up taking down a $194,324 pot.

Click play to watch the hand play out, or read the history below.

Game: $200/$400 - OMGClayAiken Date: Dec. 12, 2008 6:12:33 a.m. ET Hand ID: 9453364923

Table Setup

trex313: Seat 1 - Stack size: $133,570. Gus Hansen: Seat 3 - Stack size: $96,263. bballer88: Seat 4 - Stack size: $35,686. OMGClayAiken: Seat 5 - Stack size: $168,460. Gus Hansen posts small blind of $200. bballer88 posts big blind of $400.


Dealing down cards. OMGClayAiken raises $1,400. trex313 calls $1,400. Gus Hansen calls $1,200. bballer88 folds.

Flop [8 A 4]

Gus Hansen bets $4,600.   OMGClayAiken calls $4,600.   trex313 folds.

Turn 8 A 4 [9]

Gus Hansen bets $13,800. OMGClayAiken raises $55,200. Gus Hansen raises $76,463. OMGClayAiken calls $35,063. Gus Hansen shows 8 8 9 K. OMGClayAiken shows 9 7 6 A.

River 8 A 4 9 [3]

Gus Hansen wins $194,324.

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