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FTOPS X Rewind: Jeff 'GrampaJeff' Gray, 'tommy2tyme' Notch Event Titles

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FTOPS X Event #5: $300+22 NLHE 1R/1A

FTOPS Event #4 was a $300+22 affair allowing for one rebuy and one add-on. The tournament attracted 815 entrants with 558 rebuys and 538 add-ons. When all was said and done, the prize pool fell just a bit short of its $600,000 guarantee. Notable finishers included orangeman88 in tenth place ($5,700), Carl "colson10" Olson in 17th ($3,000), Jeremiah Smith in 23rd ($2,340), Matt "GrinderMJ" Juttelstad in 25th ($2,340), Halfrek in 28th ($2,040), and insanocut in 33rd ($2,040). The chip counts to start the final table were as follows, with Full Tilt "red pro" Aaron Bartley holding a commanding lead:

Aaron Bartley - 1,541,956

mightypirate - 470,585

Darren "darrenelias" Elias - 425,902

raidalot - 393,305

mrcall912 - 355,023

dbones6 - 326,688

Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray - 223,319

djmanga - 189,674

Shakar513 - 164,548

Eliminated first was Shakar513 at the 10,000/20,000/2,500 level. Under the gun, Shakar513 moved all in for 164,096 with {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and found action from djmanga on the button with {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. The board came {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, sending Shakar513 home in ninth for $10,200. Eighth place was determined after raidalot moved all in under the gun with {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for 167,881. Mrcall912 did just that, calling with {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} from middle position, but Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray found {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} on the button and bet enough to set mrcall912 all in, who of course came along. The board ran out {4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}, shipping the chips toward mrcall912 and busting raidalot for $14,040.

Next, at 12,000/24,000/3,000, Gray moved all in from middle position for 337,115 with {a-Hearts}{5-Spades}, but ran into Darren Elias' {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, who called all in from the small blind. Unfortunately for Elias, the board ran out {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and ended his tournament in seventh for $18,000. Djmanga finished in sixth after getting it in preflop with {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and racing against Aaron Bartley's {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. The {8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{a-Hearts} board was nice for Bartley and sent djmanga to the rail to collect $27,000. At 14,000/28,000/3,500, dbones6 departed next. Down to 221,200, dbones6 moved all in with {k-Spades}{3-Hearts} and was called by mrcall912, who showed {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. No king or three showed and dbones6 was out in fifth for $37,500.

Mrcall912 was the lone casualty at the 17,000/34,000/4,000 level after moving all in from the button for 317,877 with {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray called from the big blind with {a-Spades}{7-Hearts} and the board rolled out {9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{9-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, ending mrcall912's tourney in fourth for $49,500. Chip counts at the start of three-handed play were as follows:

Aaron Bartley - 1,762,966

mightypirate - 1,309,390

Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray - 1,018,644

The chips moved around back and forth as several all-in coin flips saw the shorter stack double through repeatedly, including Aaron Bartley, who found a two-out river seven to make a set after his pocket pair was outflopped by overcards. With blinds and antes 35,000/60,000 and 7,500, Bartley finally gave way, finishing in third. Mightypirate made it 180,000 to go from the button and Bartley moved all in for 628,709 with {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, but mightypirate called and turned up {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. The board came {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} and sent the Full Tilt pro to the rail in third for $64,500. Heads-up play began with these chip counts:

Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray - 2,073,419

mightypirate - 2,017,581

Jeff Gray extended his lead and eventually took it down. Gray raised to 160,000 and mightypirate moved all in for 730,081 with {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Gray called with {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and the race was on. The board came {j-Spades}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}, busting mightypirate as runner-up for $87,000. Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray emerged victorious at the Event #4 final table and won $138,000.

Final Results:

1. Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray - $138,000

2. mightypirate - $87,000

3. Aaron Bartley - $64,500

4. mrcall912 - $49,500

5. dbones6 - $37,500

6. djmanga - $27,000

7. Darren "darrenelias" Elias - $18,000

8. raidalot - $14,040

9. Shakar513 - $10,200

FTOPS X Event #5, $200+16 LHE 6-Max

Event #5 for FTOPS X was a $200+16 limit hold'em six-max tourney. The $150,000 guaranteed prize pool was surpassed when 879 entrants bumped it up to $175,800. Notable players falling short of the fonal table included serefecheers in 14th place ($1,511.88). The chip counts to start the final table were as follows:

jallajalla12 - 694,860

Kometen1 - 684,451

tommy2tyme - 675,078

voguepergola - 328,612

thankstwink - 178,943

torskii - 75,056

Exiting the final table first was torskii, as the stakes reached 15,000/30,000. Kometen1 raised from the button preflop and torskii called, bringing out a flop of {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}. A check-call from torskii delivered the {9-Spades} on the turn. The betting and raising that ensued set torskii all in with {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}, way behind Kometen1's {a-Spades}{j-Spades}. The river was the {10-Hearts} and torskii was out in sixth for $6,065.10. Thankstwink was the next to go after being set all in preflop with {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} against tommy2tyme's {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. The board ran out {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Hearts} as the flush and over cards never came, sending thankstwink home in fifth for $9,493.20.

With stakes at 25,000/50,000, jallajalla12 and tommy2tyme capped it preflop and did so again after the {6-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop. The {j-Spades} turn led to jallajalla12 being set all in by tommy2tyme, who held {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. Jallajalla12's {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} needed a spade to fall, but the river was the {7-Hearts} and jallajalla12 hit the rail in fourth for $13,360.80. The third-place finisher was determined at stakes of 40,000/80,000. Kometen1 and voguepergola went three bets preflop and saw the flop roll out {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Maximum betting brought out the {7-Clubs} on the turn, as Kometen1 set voguepergola all in and showed {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a straight draw while voguepergola flipped up {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for top pair. The river {10-Clubs} made a straight for Kometen1 and eliminated voguepergola in third for $17,580.

Heads-up play began with these chip counts:

Kometen1 - 1,679,492

tommy2tyme - 957,508

It came to an end with stakes at 50,000/100,000. Tommy2tyme dominated the battle and was able to finish it off in a hand where he set Kometen1 all in preflop. It was {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for tommy2tyme and {7-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for Kometen1. The board ran out {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{k-Spades} as Kometen1 earned $23,612 for finishing runner-up. The winner of Event #5 was tommy2tyme, collecting $37,533.30.

Final Results:

1. tommy2tyme - $37,533.30

2. Kometen1 - $24,612

3. voguepergola - $17,580

4. jallajalla12 - $13,360.80

5. thankstwink - $9,493.20

6. torskii - $6,065.10

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