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FTOPS X, Event #1: 'davin77' Grabs Short-handed Win

FTOPS X, Event #1: 'davin77' Grabs Short-handed Win 0001

Full Tilt's FTOPS X series began yesterday in a big way. Event #1, a $200+16 NL hold'em 6-max tourney with $1,000,000 guaranteed, attracted 5,124 players for a total prize pool of $1,024,800. Some of the most well-known finishers falling short of the final table were Daniel "imabigkidnow" Kelly in seventh place ($19,778.64) and two-time FTOPS event winner Halfrek in ninth ($13,014.96). Other notables include dBrian "SN8WMAN" Hawkins in 44th ($1,885.63) and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy in 86th place ($1,045.30).

Play progressed quickly for such a large field due in large part to blinds increasing every 12 minutes. Eight and a half hours after play began the final table was set. The chip counts at the final table began as follows:

SisterSue056 - 7,882,905

davin77 - 4,860,872

smoothustler - 4,142,237

FaGi - 3,815,010

AlwaysTrustMe - 2,769,532

Bog25 - 2,149,444

The first to head for the exit was FaGi at the 60,000/120,000/15,000 level. After losing a big pot to Bog25, FaGi was down to 521,010. Faced with the increasing blinds and antes, he made a stand with {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for his last 266,010. Bog25 and davin77 were involved in the hand, checking down the {5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Spades} board. Bog25 showed {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}, good enough to win the pot and eliminate FaGi in sixth for $30,744. Out next at blinds and antes of 80,000/160,000/20,000 was AlwaysTrustMe. With a stack of 2,198,632, AlwaysTrustMe shoved from the small blind with {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and was called by Bog25 in the big blind with {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} sending AlwaysTrustMe home in 5th for $45,091.20.

Hitting the rail next was SisterSue056. After losing a coin flip with {7-Clubs}{7-Spades} against smoothustler's {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}, SisterSue056's last 1,100,338 was in the middle with {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds} against davin77's {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. SisterSue056 couldn't catch up, finishing fourth for $61,488. A few hands later, smoothustler raised 930,000 on the button and was reraised all in by chip leader davin77. Smoothustler called and showed {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} but was way behind davin77's {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}. The board ran out {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{k-Spades}{a-Hearts}{3-Spades} as smoothustler finished in third for $83,213.76.

Heads-up play began with these chip counts:

davin77: 19,359,510

Bog25: 6,260,490

It ended at the 120,000/240,000/30,000 level when Bog25 raised to 780,000 and davin77 pushed all in. Bog25 thought for a moment and then called all in with {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, slightly trailing davin77's {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The board came {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades} as Bog25 came up just short, finishing as the runner-up for $119,901.60. The winner for FTOPS X Event #1, collecting $195,757.30 in the process, was davin77.

Final Results:

1. davin77 - $195,757.30

2. Bog25 - $119,901.60

3. smoothustler - $83,213.76

4. SisterSue056 - $61,488

5. AlwaysTrustMe - $45,091.20

6. FaGi - $30,744

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