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FTOPS XI Event #11, $200+16 HA: 'ketse's Second Time the Charm

FTOPS XI Event #11, $200+16 HA: 'ketse's Second Time the Charm 0001

It was elevens up at Full Tilt on Monday, as Event #11 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) brought a $200+16 "HA" tourney (half PLHE, half PLO) guaranteeing $150,000, with a runner-up in an earlier FTOPS XI event, ketse, completing the task here. A field 1,136 gathered to create a total prize pool of $227,200. Notable finishes included Jaroslaw "YanniYankievich" Jaskiewicz in 13th ($1,499.52), Josh "doctorhowser" Norris in 19th ($829.28) and Tim "timkrank" Miles in 36th ($727.04). Back at the final table was Ketse, runner-up in Event #6. The chip counts at the start of the final table were these:

Ketse – 1,571,197

BRO20 – 1,005,672

zoyberg777 – 815,512

Ozenc "the aviator1" Demir – 646,834

s00t donkey – 583,038

whitehorse5 – 393,316

junkie4free – 228,945

barcs69 – 226,404

angry tilt – 209,082

On the very first hand of PLO, with blinds at 10,000/20,000, junkie4free raised to 70,000 and was called by whitehorse5 on the button and Ketse in the big blind. The flop came {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and Ketse led out 220,000. Junkie4free called all in for 158,945 and whitehorse5 folded. Ketse showed {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for an open-ended straight draw and underpair, trailing junkie4free's {10-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades} held by. The turn was the {2-Hearts} and changed nothing, but the river was the 3h and made a winning straight for Ketse. The ninth-place finish paid junkie4free $3,635.20. Whitehorse5 exited in the next hand. From the cutoff, whitehorse5 made it 70,000 to play and Ketse re-raised to 230,000 from the small blind. Action folded back to whitehorse5, who went all in with {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}, and Ketse called with {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. The board ran out {2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and whitehorse5 trotted off in eight for $5,112.

Ozenc "the aviator1" Demir flew off at 12,000/24,000, in PLHE. From early position, s00t donkey raised to 60,606 and Demir re-raised to 168,000 in the small blind. After two more raises, s00t donkey was all in with {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} against Demir's {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. The board ran out {5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Ozenc "the aviator1" Demir was left with just one big blind. He was eliminated the next hand in seventh place for $6,816.

Zoyberg777 exited during 15,000/30,000 PLO. Ketse min-raised to 60,000 from middle position and zoyberg777 went all in from the small blind for 138,026 with {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Ketse called with {q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. The board ran out {8-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} as Ketse faded a massive draw to felt zoyberg777 in sixth place for $10,224. BRO20 lost a lot of chips earlier in the level to Ketse before bowing out in fifth place. BRO20's last 70,672 went into the middle with {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} against Ketse's {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Spades} and BRO20 was sent home in fifth place for $14,200. Ketse's onslaught at this level was not over yet. From the small blind barcs69 opened to 90,000 and Ketse called out of the big blind. The {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{k-Hearts} flop and {k-Clubs} turn were checked by both players. The {a-Hearts} landed on the river and barcs69 shoved for 112,808. Ketse snap-called with {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades} and defeated barcs69's {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. The fourth-place finish earned barcs69 $18,744.

Starting the table as the short stack, angry tilt battled valiantly before falling in third place. In 20,000/40,000 PLHE, Ketse min-raised to 80,000 and angry tilt re-raised to 280,000. Ketse raised again and angry tilt called all in for 140,901 with {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}. Ketse led with {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and won the hand when the board ran out {3-Spades}{k-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Hearts}. For the third-place showing, angry tilt collected $23,969.60. The chip counts at the start of heads-up play were as follows:

Ketse – 3,816,146

s00t donkey – 1,863,854

Early in the heads-up battle, s00t donkey doubled up and captured the lead, but Ketse recovered en route to winning the tournament. On the final hand, in 25,000/50,000 PLO Ketse min-raised to 100,000. S00t donkey re-raised to 300,000 and Ketse called. The flop came {2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and s00t donkey bet 400,000. Ketse popped it up to 1,800,000 and s00t donkey called all in for 755,972 with {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} for the over pair, nut flush draw and wheel draw. Ketse tabled {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for top pair and an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the {6-Hearts} and gave Ketse the lead, leaving only diamonds for s00t donkey to catch. The river was the {8-Hearts} instead and s00t donkey was out in second place for $32,376. Just two days after finishing as the runner-up in Event #6, Ketse made it back to an FTOPS final table and this time notched the victory for $51,120.

Final Results:

1. Ketse - $51,120

2. s00t donkey - $32,376

3. angry tilt - $23,969.60

4. barcs69 - $18,744

5. BRO20 - $14,200

6. zoyberg777 - $10,224

7. Ozenc "the aviator1" Demir - $6,816

8. whitehorse5 - $5,112

9. junkie4free - $3,635.20


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