Main Event Mania - Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How Do I Qualify?

A: Monthly leaders advance to regional and/or state playoffs. Win at State to qualify for the 2019 FPN Main Event Mania championship tournament. Other ways to qualify include Scratch Poker cards, perfect attendance drawings, bonus and VIP online tourneys etc.

Q: How many players will qualify?

A: Approximately 120 players will qualify directly for the 2019 Main Event Mania Championship Main Event through State Champs & Super-TOC contests. Another 100 or so players will qualify through side tournaments at nationals including the League Champ/TOC Championship Freeroll and Last Chance cash qualifiers for a total field Main Event field of approx 225 players. Grand total all participants expected to be approx 250-350 FPN players.

Q: What is Group Rate & Code for Golden Nugget?

A: Sunday June 30th thru Tuesday July 2nd at Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Click here for Special Group FPN Rate. 

Q: What is the League Champ Championship (League Champ/TOC Bonus Freeroll) at Nationals?

A: League Champ Championship is the kickoff tournament for the Main Event Mania National Series. ALL Main Event Mania Medallion holders (League Champs and TOC Winners) automatically earn a seat in this freeroll event. 1st Place is a $10,000 Main Event Seat! Top 15% advance to the MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship Event. Players who have already qualified for the Championship are still invited to play to go for the grand prize and also try to earn an extra stack in the championship event. Please note: all League Champs and TOC winners still play their State Tourneys to attempt to earn Travel Vouchers, Trophies, and of course a seat in the MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship Main Event.

Q: What are details of the Last Chance Tourneys?

A: Last Chance cash qualifiers and Sit-N-Go’s are available to all FPN national qualifiers. Qualify multiple times to earn up to 3x starting stack in the MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship Event. The cash qualifiers help pad the Main Event Mania total prize pool. No cash will be awarded in the Last Chance Tourneys, only the 2019 MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship Main Event, which will pay down to the Top 27 players. See the Main Event Mania Tournament Schedule for details on all tournaments. 

Q: Are Last Chance Tourneys open to the public?

A: Only the daily cash tournaments at 1pm and 7pm are open to non-qualifiers where 1 seat in the Main Event Mania Championship will be awarded to the top-placing FPN or friends of FPN player. Therefore, FPN friends and family, non-qualifiers are welcome to participate! ALSO - there is a *New* TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP event at 7pm on Tuesday July 2nd that will award bracelets and seats in the Cash King 2 - King Slayer National Championship. 

Q: What is the total prize pool?

A: 2019 MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship Main Event prize pool is $42,500, with 1st through 3rd place each $10,000, 4th thru 9th $1,000, and the remaining prize pool distributed to the rest of the Top 27 players. An additional $10,000 Main Event Seat is being awarded in the League Champ Championship and an additional $15,000+ is awarded in the form of Travel Vouchers for State Champs and Super-TOC winners.

Q: How Much are the Travel Vouchers
A: Vouchers may vary from FREE hotel stay, $200 travel voucher (most common) or up to $300 voucher for certain State champs (to be determined by state/region based on total participation).

Q: If I’ve already qualified for the Main Event Mania National Final can I play in the last chance tournaments or sit-n-go’s?

A: Yes, if you have qualified directly for the Main Event, you can still play Last Chance tourneys to get bonus chips at the final (3x starting stack max).

Q: I thought this was FREE poker now I have to pay for tournament buy-ins?

A: Main Event Mania features 2 championship tournaments (League Champ Championship and Main Event Mania Championship) which are both FREEROLL tournaments. No player is required to buy-in to optional cash qualifiers, they are an additional bonus for those players who wish to take advantage of the opportunity to increase their starting stack. There is a nominal player registration fee for all tournaments which goes directly to the poker room to provide dealers, tokes, and free drinks. 

Q: What is the amount of the Last Chance buy-ins and Sit-n-Go’s?

A: See the Main Event Mania Tournament Schedule.

Q:  What is the biggest stack I can achieve for the National Championship or TOC/LC freeroll?

A: Max starting stack for both the MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship and League Champ Championship is 3x (qualifying as League Champ both quarters, or winning multiple TOC’s, or combination).

Q: What are the Online VIP Tournaments?

A: VIP members of FPN Online will have access to monthly qualifier for the 2019 FPN MAIN EVENT MANIA Championship MAIN EVENT plus $200 Travel Voucher!  Anyone can play the daily tourneys to qualify for the quarterly online championships (April). Online VIP members will have access to the MAIN EVENT MANIA every month.