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FTOPS X Roundup: Three Winners Crowned on Busy Day of Play

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FTOPS X Event #12: $200+16 PLHE/PLO

The tenth Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) continued on Tuesday with a tripleheader of event action. Event #12, a $200+16 "HA" (half PL Hold'em, half PL Omaha) tourney, attracted 936 entrants to create a total prize pool of $187,200. Notable finishes included fan4mizzou in ninth place ($2,902), Shane "UgottaBkiddin" Pacheco in 12th ($2,209), truesyalose in 24th ($1,030), bowser125 in 34th ($734.80) and PeachyMer in 43rd ($524.16). Chip counts to start the final table were as follows:

hmiester - 1,716,821

losebigpots - 813,539

Transeporter - 806,492

Jeff "Biggest Donkey" Banghart - 534,435

satfat - 465,329

JonStephenson - 343,384

Exiting the table first was satfat at 12,000/24,000 at PL Hold'em. On the button, losebigpots raised to 72,000 and satfat reraised to 222,898 from the small blind. Losebigpots then reraised enough to put satfat all in. After a few moments satfat called with {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, but trailed losebigpots' {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. The board ran out {5-Spades}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, sending satfat home in sixth for $6,485.40. Transeporter was eliminated next at 15,000/30,000 PL Omaha. The board read {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} after the turn and JonStephenson bet the pot of 226,500. Transeporter shoved all in for 427,047, getting a fold from hmiester. JonStephenson called and turned up {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for two pair but was against Transeporter's {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for the nut straight. The river, however, was the {a-Clubs}, making a full boat for JonStephenson. Transeporter finished fifth for $10,108.80. Jeff "Biggest Donkey" Banghart was eliminated at the same level after moving in with a short stack of 149,551 and getting called by two opponents. The pot was checked down and Banghart did not win, finishing in fourth for $14,227.20.

Finishing in third place was JonStephenson after losing a big pot to losebigpots at the 25,000/50,000 PLO level. From the small blind, JonStephenson raised to 150,000 and losebigpots called from the big blind. When the flop came {2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} JonStephenson led out for 300,000, but was raised to 1,200,000 by losebigpots. An all-in shove from JonStephenson meant losebigpots was all in when he called. The hands were {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} for JonStephenson and {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{k-Clubs} for losebigpots. The {3-Diamonds} hit the turn and made a wheel for losebigpots, severely denting JonStephenson's stack, who was later eliminated in third for $18,720.

These were the chip counts at the start of heads-up play:

losebigpots - 3,187,241

hmiester - 1,492,759

The battle lasted about 35 hands, but losebigpots maintained his lead and won the tournament. It ended at the 30,000/60,000 round of pot-limit hold'em. Losebigpots, holding {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}, bet enough to set hmiester all in, and hmiester called with {j-Clubs}{7-Spades}. The board ran out {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and hmiester finished as the runner-up for $26,208, while losebigpots collected $39,967.20 and emerged as the winner of Event #12.

Final Results:

1. losebigpots - $39,967.20

2. hmiester - $26,208

3. JonStephenson - $18,720

4. Jeff "Biggest Donkey" Banghart - $14,227.20

5. Transeporter - $10,108.80

6. satfat - $6,458.40

FTOPS X Event #13: $500+35 H.O.R.S.E.

FTOPS Event #13 was a $500+35 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. It drew 597 players, falling just three players short of filling its $300,000 guarantee. Among the best finishers were Berry Johnston in 20th place ($2,160), Eli Elezra in 33rd place ($1,620) and Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade in 45th place ($1,440). Chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:

POCKET FIVE - 530,729

Vortex2099 - 455,296

LaTanyaWilliams - 353,892

hmiester - 314,261

FOsubliminaLD - 231,429

HelloCity - 216,696

slumptown - 201,052

AmazingChase - 84,645

Slumptown was first to be eliminated from the final table. During razz, with stakes of 12,000/24,000 and a 2,000 ante, slumptown lost a big pot when on seventh street, LaTanyaWilliams improved to a 6-5-4-3-A low with the three, four, and five all hidden. Slumptown's 7-6-5-3-A was beaten, and slumptown fell shortly into the following stud-hi level in eighth place for $4,500. The 15,000/30,000/2,500 stud session also spelled the end for AmazingChase. With the {k-Clubs} showing, AmazingChase completed the bet and LaTanyaWilliams called with the {4-Clubs}. The chips were all in by fifth street, with the players showing these cards:

AmazingChase: ({k-Spades}{9-Clubs}) {k-Clubs}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}

LaTanyaWilliams: ({a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}) {4-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Sixth street delivered a {4-Hearts} to AmazingChase, but the {3-Clubs} to LaTanyaWilliams made a flush. AmazingChase earned $6,600 for seventh. FOsubliminaLD was the next out during the 20,000/40,000/3,000 stud hi-lo level. Vortex2099 made a pair of aces and a low of 6-5-3-2-A while FOsubliminaLD mucked, finishing in sixth for $8,700. Busting during the 25,000/50,000 hold'em level was hmiester, fresh off a runner-up finish in Event #12. Short-stacked and in the big blind, hmiester's final chips were in the middle with {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, but he could not beat HelloCity's {k-Spades}{5-Clubs} as the board came {9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Hmiester's impressive day ended with $12,600 for fifth place here. Vortex2099 hit the rail in fourth later in the round. On a board of {5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Vortex2099 was all in with {a-Spades}{6-Spades} against LaTanyaWilliams' {2-Spades}{2-Hearts}. The turn and river came {8-Clubs} and {q-Diamonds}, sending Vortex2099 to the rail with $20,400.

At 30,000/60,000 in Omaha hi-lo, HelloCity said goodbye. On the button, HelloCity raised to 60,000 and POCKET FIVE called. The {8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop brought a check-call from POCKET FIVE and led to the {7-Spades} turn. This time POCKET FIVE check-raised and HelloCity called. The {a-Diamonds} river card saw POCKET FIVE lead for the first time and HelloCity call, only to see POCKET FIVE show {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for the nut straight and a good low. HelloCity fell on the next hand in third place for $31,800.

Heads-up play began with these chip counts:

LaTanyaWilliams - 1,293,195

POCKET FIVE - 1,094,805

It ended the next level, at 40,000/80,000/7,000 razz. Down to 121,805, POCKET FIVE's chips were all in with 2-3-K against LaTanyaWilliams' 8-K-2. The cards came out:

POCKET FIVE: 2-3-K-6-2-K-J — (K-J-6-3-2)

LaTanyaWilliams: 8-K-2-10-10-3-8 — (K-10-8-3-2)

LaTanyaWilliams' K-10 low just edged POCKET FIVE's K-J, with POCKET FIVE finishing as the runner-up for $45,750. The winner of Event #13 and $69,570 was LaTanyaWilliams.

Final Results:

1. LaTanyaWilliams - $69,570

2. POCKET FIVE - $45,750

3. HelloCity - $31,800

4. Vortex2099 - $20,400

5. hmiester - $12,600

6. FOsubliminaLD - $8,700

7. AmazingChase - $6,600

8. slumptown - $4,500

FTOPS X Event #14: $200+16 NLHE Turbo

FTOPS Event #14 was a $200+16 turbo NL Hold'em tournament that attracted 2,583 players for a total prize pool of $516,600. The final table had its fair share of big names, including Daniel "imabigkidnow" Kelly and Michael "SirWatts" Watson. LaTanyaWilliams, who would win of Event #13 later in the night, was there as well. Other notable finishers were Brent "Broberts85" Roberts in 41st place ($1,188.18) and Brian "bparis" Paris in 75th ($774.90).

In the end it was Daniel "imabigkidnow" Kelly who emerged victorious, collecting $104,869.80.

Final Results:

1. Daniel "imabigkidnow" Kelly - $104,869.80

2. wallstreet3 - $67,674.60

3. Michael "SirWatts" Watson - $50,110.20

4. LaTanyaWilliams - $37,711.80

5. scrubbyz - $26,346.60

6. amrasaralond - $17,564.40

7. zurc3 - $11,881.80

8. kor44 - $8,265.60

9. Dutchalicious - $6,199.20

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