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FTOPS Day 4: “Garbally” Wins Event #8; “ottoman09” Captures Event #9 Title


The Full Tilt Online Poker Series XXI (FTOPS XXI) continued on Wednesday with two more events from the 35-event schedule — Event #8 $216 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi Rush and Event #9 $109 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy.

Both Events #8 and #9 exceeded their guarantee, with the former being won by “Garbally” and the latter by “ottoman09”. They join a list of winners that include Michael "doneNdusted84" Kanaan, João “joaosimaobh” Simão, “Mikleler”, “mrcall912” and “errr_rick”.

Wednesday’s results had little effect atop the
FTOPS XXI leader board as Jeremiah “Believer8219” Vinsant and “fowirls” are still tied for first place with 300 points each.

However, “ottoman09’s” win, along with a 12th-place finish in Event #4 $216 No-Limit Hold’em Rush Turbo, saw him jump into third place on the leader board with 295 yards, while “Garbally’s” win, plus a 24th-place finish in Event #3 $1,060 No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Entry for $2,820 and 44th in Event #5 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha High 6-Max for $450, put him in fourth place with 294 points.

Here’s a summary of Wednesday’s tournaments:

Full Tilt FTOPS XXI Event #8 $216 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi Rush

Rush tournaments are not only popular, but also they’re prone to finish quickly. That’s what happened in Event #8, which surpassed its $50,000 guarantee by drawing 487 players and creating a prize pool of $97,400.

The U.K.’s Nikhil “Clairv0yant1” Persaud had experience in speedy tournaments, having defeated 487 players in FTOPS XX Event #29 $216 No-Limit Hold’em Cashout Turbo to win $13,492.45 and was making a run at his second gold jersey. Unfortunately, his time at the final table was cut short because he busted in sixth place with a $4,870 consolation prize. Likewise, Chris “maxxscam” Back, who topped a field of 649 players in FTOPS XVI Event #20 $322 PLO Heads Up to win $39,500, had his bid at a second title come to an end when he was eliminated on fifth place for $6,574.50.

“Garbally” and “archimides” ultimately made it to heads-up play before striking a deal that saw each take home a little less than $20,000.

Chris “maxxscam” Back
Chris “maxxscam” Back

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

5thChris “maxxscam” Back$6,574.50
6thNikhil “Clairv0yant1” Persaud$4,870

*denotes heads-up deal

Full Tilt FTOPS XXI Event #9 $109 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy

Tuesday’s second FTOPS tournament, Event #9, also surpassed its $200,000 guarantee by attracting 806 players and creating a prize pool of $254,100. A few notables managed to earn a piece of that money, including Rayan “rkruok” Nathan (19th - $1,397.55) and the winner of FTOPS XIX Event #34 $1,060 10-Game/6-Max, Alex “derdings” Jung, who finished in 14th place for $1,060. Likewise, the man affectionately referred to as “Control V” by the poker media, Athanasios “Athanasios 9” Polychronopoulos, finished in 10th place for $3,938.55

Athanasios “Athanasios 9” Polychronopoulos
Athanasios “Athanasios 9” Polychronopoulos

The final table was void of notables, but did see Romania’s “ottoman09” defeat Russia’s “voehahn” in heads-up play to capture the $54,250.35 first-place prize.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool


FTOPS XXI will resume on Thursday with two more events: Event #10 $216 Hold’em Limit 6-Max Rush Multi-Entry Tournament ($75,000 guarantee at 1100 ET ) and Event #11 $322 No-Limit Hold’em 3xShootout ($100,000 guarantee at 14:00 ET). To view the entire schedule, head over to

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