About TFPL

The Fantasy Poker League® runs and operates free No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournaments 7 days a week in Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander and San Marcos. As Austin’s #1 Bar Poker League with over 1000 registered players, TFPL awards a $1,000 World Series of Poker®1 Las Vegas trip three times a year.

TFPL’s roots date all the way back to the Moneymaker effect – the name of the sudden growth of interest in poker after amateur poker player Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 WSOP® Main Event. The company itself has been around for over a decade, but our mission has never changed:

“The Fantasy Poker League is a community of unique individuals who share a common passion to learn and play competitive poker. TFPL strives to create a comfortable, social and fun atmosphere for all players and clients.”

How it works

TFPL is absolutely free to play and cash prizes are given out each session – 7 days a week.

To become a member, simply visit any of our locations on a night we play. Signing up to play is your initial league registration. When points are uploaded from that tournament, your name will appear on our League Leaderboard.

As a player, you will accumulate points throughout each 15 week season to be used towards our Main Event, Poker Palooza. Your points = Chips at Palooza, so naturally the more you play, the larger starting stack at our Main Event. 1st place prize at Poker Palooza is a $1,000 seat at the World Series of Poker® in Las Vegas, including airfare and 4-night hotel stay. We give away this prize at least 3 times a year and every player that reaches the Main Event final table will receive a prize.

TFPL is always free to play and is a great way to gain some live experience and make some new like minded friends.


Tournaments average 30-50 players and usually last around 3 hours. Players begin with 13,000 in chips and can receive bonus chips for wearing TFPL merchandise or ordering food from our venues.

TFPL also hosts Freeroll Main Event games. These are one-session games structured for a deeper stack and length. Players will start with 18,000 in chips with bonus chips for food purchases. Blind structures vary depending on the location and time-requirements, however most of these tournaments usually last 4-5 hours and award much larger prizes than regular nightly games.

The following tables outline our regular nightly tournament blind structure and point awards. Some locations may operate on alternate versions depending on attendance and time allotted.

# Blinds Time
1 100 / 200 13 Minutes
2 200 / 400 13 Minutes
3 300 / 600 13 Minutes
4 400 / 800 13 Minutes
5 500 / 1000 13 Minutes
BREAK 10 Minutes
6 1000 / 2000 12 Minutes
7 2000 / 4000 12 Minutes
8 3000 / 6000 12 Minutes
9 5000 / 10000 12 Minutes
10 10000 / 20000 12 Minutes
BREAK 10 Minutes
11 20000 / 40000 12 Minutes
12 30000 / 60000 12 Minutes
13 40000 / 80000 12 Minutes
14 50000 / 100000 12 Minutes
15 100000 / 200000 12 Minutes
Place Points Awarded
1st 1,225
2nd 875
3rd 775
4th 675
5th 575
6th 475
7th 375
8th 275
9th 175
10th 125
11th 125
12th 125
13th 125
14th 75
15th 75
16th 75
All Players 25