The long-awaited Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS IX) got underway last night at Full Tilt Poker. The first event was a $200+$26 NL HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000. In the end, it was Ã¢â‚¬ËœGARFIELD25Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ taking the 1st place prize of nearly $200k. 2nd place wen to poker pro Scott ‘dorinvandy‘ Dorin.
Kicking off at 21:00 ET, 5,779 participants converged on the tables of Event #1 of the FTOPS IX series. Hosted by Full Tilt Pro Allen Cunningham, the massive field brought the guaranteed prize pool of $1m up to $1,155,800, paying the top 738 finishers. Lasting just over nine hours, it came down to a stellar finish at the final table.
The last three competitors, Ã¢â‚¬ËœdaisybyrdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Ã¢â‚¬ËœdorinvandyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœGARFILD25Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ battled it out, sending Ã¢â‚¬ËœdaisybyrdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ first to the virtual rails in 3rd for an impressive cash of $77,669.
Heads-up play ensued between Ã¢â‚¬ËœGARFIELD25Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœdorinvandyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ as these two competitors were not just competing for the top prize, but for the initial top placement on the FTOPS IX Leaderboards. As the cards played out, it was Ã¢â‚¬ËœGARFIELDÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ taking down Event #1 of FTOPS IX for an awesome $199,398.
The 2nd place finish earned Scott Ã¢â‚¬ËœdorinvandyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Dorin aÃ‚Â robust $120,781. Dorin is a professional poker player who’s earned three cashes in the World Series of Poker; 2 in the 2008 WSOP and one in 2007, for a combined total of more than $24,000. Dorinn also placed 5th in Event #15 of the WPT6 World Poker Open for $12,029.
Full Tilt Poker FTOPS IX Event #1 Final Table Results
1st Ã¢â‚¬â€œ GARFIELD25 – $199,398.62
2nd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ dorinvandy – $120,781.10
3rd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ daisybyrd – $77,669.76
4th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Cryyss – $60,679.50
5th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ RiverJazz – $45,654.10
6th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mr_Bond222 – $34,096.10
7th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ acedel15 – $26,583.40
8th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ mpuskad3 – $20,226.50
9th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ monopolyguy845 – $15,025.40
4Flush.com would like to offer our congratulations to all of the final tablist, and especially Ã¢â‚¬ËœGARFIELD25Ã¢â‚¬â„¢, for besting such an impressive field of online poker players. Please check back for more FTOPS IX updates as they become available.
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