It was another stellar day for members of Full Tilt Poker as the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS IX) continued with Events #16 and #17 yesterday. The first event saw a modest overlay of the $200k GP, while the eveningÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $1m GP was boosted to $1.2m by the multiple re-buys and add-ons of its zealous participants.
FTOPS IX Event #16 – $216 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, $200k GTD
A field of 856 took to the Full Tilt Poker tables at 2pm yesterday to partake in FTOPS IX Event #16. Hosted by Full Tilt Pro Scott Clements, the action was fierce and steady throughout the full 9 hours and 15 minutes it took to complete the online poker tournament.
The final table came and it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t long before the player numbers dwindled. Eliminated in 3rd position, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdolphin75Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ walked away with $21,100 as heads-up play commenced between Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnortti77Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmasterace222Ã¢â‚¬â„¢. Though equally matched in skill, the cards fell in the favor of Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnortti77Ã¢â‚¬â„¢, who finished in 1st place for $$45,000. Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmasterace222Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ was awarded $28,500 for the 2nd place finish.
FTOPS IX Event #16 Final Table Results
1st Ã¢â‚¬â€œ nortti77 – $45,000
2nd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ masterace222 – $28,500
3rd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ dolphin75 – $21,100
4th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ RolldUpTrips – $16,500
5th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ mikegambles – $12,500
6th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ swimmer36 – $9,000
7th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ hasuling – $6,000
8th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Royal_Clown – $4,500
9th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Jopke – $3,200
FTOPS IX Event #17 – $322 NL HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em w/ Re-Buys & Add-Ons (6-Max), $1m GTD
FTOPS IX Event #17 drew a crowd of 1,059 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not nearly enough to cover even half of the $1m GP. Posting 2,239 re-buys and 727 add-ons, however, bolstered the prize pool t well above, totaling $1,207,500 before all was said and done.
Full Tilt Pro and the eveningÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s host, Peter Ã¢â‚¬Å“NordbergÃ¢â‚¬Â Feldman presided over the approximately 10-1/2 hour tournament as the field inevitably grew smaller and smaller. Eventually, it came down to heads-up
Play between Ã¢â‚¬ËœMishkaTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœGetPWN3DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ when Ã¢â‚¬ËœIWEARGOGGLESÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ was eliminated in 3rd ($119,542).
The skills of Ã¢â‚¬ËœGetPWN3DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ were previously apparent in FTOPS IX Event #12 as the exceptional online poker player took 4th place for $105,000. Though finishing two places closer to overall victory, it was not yet Ã¢â‚¬ËœGetPWN3DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s day as Ã¢â‚¬ËœMishkaTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ took the ultimate honors and 1st place prize of $251,763.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœGetPWN3DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ still pocketed an imposing $167,842 for the 2nd place win, bringing his total FTOPS IX earnings to $272,842.50.
Another notable finish came from Full Tilt PokerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s red-tagged Ram Ã¢â‚¬Å“Crazy HorseÃ¢â‚¬Â Vaswani of Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Hendon MobÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, finishing in 8th position for $25k.
FTOPS IX Event #17 Final Table Results
1st Ã¢â‚¬â€œ MishkaT – $251,763.75
2nd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ GetPWN3D – $167,842.50
3rd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ IWEARGOGGLES – $119,542.50
4th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Masterhp – $89,355
5th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ eisenhower1 – $63,997.50
6th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Claw1980 – $41,005
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