FTOPS X Roundup: Seidensticker, Roberts Claim Event Titles
FTOPS X Event #6: $500+35 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-max
FTOPS X Event #6, $500+35 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-max, drew 642 participants, though it fell just a bit short of its $350,000 guaranteed prize pool. Among the players who ran deep but missed the final table were Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade in seventh ($7,700), Brian Hastings in eighth ($7,700), PeachyMer in 12th ($4,200), mossified84 in 18th ($2,555), and Full Tilt "red pros" Aaron Bartley in 24th ($2,065) and Berry Johnston in 26th ($1,680).
Chip counts to start the final table were as follows:
Brent "Broberts85" Roberts - 890,671
d3fault - 865-922
pu-sdaeh - 729,560
BubonicPlague - 549,799
thecranium - 494,832
xquadfourskinx - 321,216
The first to go was pu-sdaeh at 15,000/30,000 blinds. From the button, pu-sdaeh made it 82,500 to go and was raised by Brent "Broberts85" Roberts in the small blind to 277,500. Pu-sdaeh called and the flop came . Roberts bet enough to set his opponent all in with and pu-sdaeh called with . The turn and river came and as Roberts' kings held on to win, eliminating pu-sdaeh in sixth for $12,250. BubonicPlague was unable to inflict any more damage after a hand against thecranium. From the small blind, BubonicPlague raised to 78,000 and thecranium raised to 234,000 from the big blind. BubonicPlague called and when the flop rolled out , bet 468,000 and set thecranium all in. After briefly thinking it over thecranium called and showed , slightly leading against BubonicPlague's . The turn and river were blanks, coming out and . BubonicPlague was very short-stacked and was out a few hands later in fifth for $19,250.
Out next was d3fault after getting it all in preflop with against Brent Roberts' . The board came and d3fault took home $26,950 for fourth. Xquadfourskinx, holding , was busted the next hand, again by Brent Roberts, who held . The board came as Roberts' wheel took it down and eliminated xquadfourskinx in third for $35,455.
The heads-up battle was quick as Brent Roberts claimed the win. After limping from the button and facing a raise to 120,000 by thecranium, Roberts called and the flop came . Thecranium led out for 120,000 and Roberts bumped it up to 480,000, which was met by an all-in raise to 1,134,295 by thecranium with . Brent Roberts called and turned up for the middle pair and flush draw. However, the hit the turn and sealed the deal. The river was the meaningless as thecranium finished runner-up for $49,350. Brent "Broberts85" Roberts won Event #6 and $75,250.
1. Brent "Broberts85" Roberts - $75,250
2. thecranium - $49,350
3. xquadfourskinx - $35,455
4. d3fault - $26,950
5. BubonicPlague - $19,250
6. pu-sdaeh - $12,250
FTOPS X Event #7: $100+9 NLHE (w/ Rebuys)
FTOPS Event #7, a $100+9 (with rebuys) no-limit tournament, saw 1,893 entrants register. There were 2,658 rebuys and 1,083 add-ons, but the event still fell just short of its $600,000 guarantee. Notable non-final-table finishers included STELLA05 in 12th ($4,800), Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman in 25th ($1,920), Mark "dipthrong" Herm in 31st ($1,620), Matt "NoBadBeatsPlz" Kay in 56th ($1,110), Ben "1Mastermind" Chen in 59th ($1,110) and Luis Velador in 66th ($1,020). The chip counts to start the final table were as follows:
van voot - 1,427,842
FromThaGroundUp - 1,357,788
the aviator1 - 1,263,409
Tim"cane3418" Seidensticker - 1,249,635
Stephen "Stinky Budz" O'Connor - 1,057,847
Tomsk400 - 939,160
Kenny "Hixx" Hicks - 808,506
4XTRADER - 659,228
ICGOODTHINGS - 229,085
Eliminated in ninth place was ICGOODTHINGS. With blinds and antes 25,000/50,000 and 6,000, ICGOODTHINGS moved all in from early position for 414,255 with and found action from the aviator1 on the button with . The flop kept things a virtual coin flip. The fell on the turn, giving a set to ICGOODTHINGS but the nut flush to the aviator1. The board did not pair with the river card, sending ICGOODTHINGS home with $7,200. At the 30,000/60,000/7,500 level, Stephen "Stinky Budz" O'Connor ran into Tim"cane3418" Seidensticker's and lost virtually all of his stack. He was eliminated a few hands later in eighth for $10,200.
Busting next was the aviator1. At 40,000/80,000/10,000, the aviator1 got it all in for 660,164 with against Kenny "Hixx" Hicks' . However, the board came with an eight and it was enough to ground aviator1 in seventh for $15,000. A few hands later, FromThaGroundUp was all in with a short stack holding (Jd7h against seidensticker's . The board brought no help to FromThaGroundUp, who finished sixth for $24,600. Kenny Hicks fell on the next hand to Seidensticker as Hicks' in the small blind ran into Seidensticker's . The board ran out and Hicks was out in fifth for $35,400. Van voot hit the rail next after shoving from the small blind with for 613,527 and getting called by Tomsk400 in the big blind with . The board dished out as the river crushed van voot, who finished fourth for $47,400. 4XTRADER succumbed in third place at the 50,000/100,000/10,000 level after moving all in for 1,480,786 with and getting a call from Tomsk400 in the big blind with . The board brought an ace, felting 4XTRADER for $60,600.
Chip counts to start heads-up play were as follows:
Tim "cane3418" Seidensticker - 4,648,964
Tomsk400 - 4,343,536
It came to an end at 80,000/160,000/20,000. Tim"cane3418" Seidensticker notched the victory. He raised to 320,000 preflop and Tomsk400 called, bringing out a flop. Tomsk400 check-called a bet of 480,000, which brought the turn. Action checked to Seidensticker who fired 1,280,000, but was then faced with an all-in raise to 3,608,740 by Tomsk400. Tim "cane3418" Seidensticker went into the tank. After a little while he finally called and showed for flush and straight draws against Tomsk400's for the made flush. The river made a higher flush for Seidensticker, eliminating Tomsk400 as runner-up for $81,600, giving the win and $123,600 to Tim "cane3418" Seidensticker.
1. Tim "cane3418" Seidensticker - $123,600
2. Tomsk400 - $81,600
3. 4XTRADER - $60,600
4. van voot - $47,400
5. Kenny "Hixx" Hicks - $35,400
6. FromThaGroundUp - $24,600
7. the aviator1 - $15,000
8. Stephen "Stinky Budz" O'Connor - $10,200
9. ICGOODTHINGS - $7,200