The Full Tilt Online Poker Series has returned to Full Tilt Poker, now in its 11th installment Ã¢â‚¬â€œ FTOPS XI. Event #1, $200+$16 NLH got underway last night, February 4th, at 9pm ET, and just moments ago crowned the first victor of FTOPS XI Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ã¢â‚¬Å“muckducksÃ¢â‚¬Â.
6,275 participants took the tables Wednesday evening to battle it out for their share of the $1,000,000 Guarantee, enough to boost the prize pool to $1,255,000 as the action got underway.
The massive field dwindled, slowly but surely, as 6,000+ fell to a final table of 9. One-by-one, the final participants were sent to the rails to watch anxiously as, at last, it came down to two, highly skilled, and likely exhausted, competitors.
By 9:45 am ET, heads-up challengers Ã¢â‚¬Å“muckducksÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“sticky seatÃ¢â‚¬Â had seen the chips filtered back and forth quite a few times. Eventually, the final hand came.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“MuckducksÃ¢â‚¬Â held a 2-to-1 chip lead over Ã¢â‚¬Å“sticky seatÃ¢â‚¬Â, with about 20m to 10m. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sticky seatÃ¢â‚¬Â found himself holding As-Kc, an exceptional starting hand that lead him to an All-In push. Looking down at J-T suited, Ã¢â‚¬Å“muckducksÃ¢â‚¬Â made the call.
As the board came down, Ã¢â‚¬Å“sticky seatÃ¢â‚¬Â looked like the sure winner, grabbing a Pair of Queens, lead by his Ace high, to take the lead. But the River completed a Queen high Straight for Ã¢â‚¬Å“muckducksÃ¢â‚¬Â that put an end to a long, weary night of poker.
The 1st place prize of $216,512.60, along with the honorable FTOPS bracelet, goes to Ã¢â‚¬Å“muckducksÃ¢â‚¬Â. For his exemplary effort, Ã¢â‚¬Å“sticky seatÃ¢â‚¬Â walked away with a 2nd place cash of $131,147.50.
Full Tilt Poker FTOPS XI Event #1, $1m GTD, Final Table Results
1st Ã¢â‚¬â€œ muckducks – $216,512.60
2nd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ sticky seat – $131,147.50
3rd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ John Newcombe – $84,336
4th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ two8off – $65,887.50
5th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ headbang – $49,572.50
6th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Almerud – $37,022.50
7th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ song1234 – $28,865
8th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ich_bin_pro Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 21,962.50
9th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ amster_ATX – $16,315
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