Event #18 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI), $200+16 PL Omaha Heads-Up, guaranteed $100,000. The prize pool totaled $160,600 after 803 players entered, with first place worth $27,944.40. Notable finishers falling short of the final eight included Sebastian "thereal_bandito" Saffari in 14th ($2,409), bastet2004 in 15th ($2,409), Julian "jae_rod811" Rodriguez in 17th ($1,284.80) and Tzahi "tzahi2008" Dagan in 19th ($1,284.80). All remaining player started their matches with 3,000 in chips. The final eight players:
Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe
Daniel "rooney_dives" Bolton
MrRenniW Defeats Daniel "rooney_dives" Bolton
MrRenniW won the match at the 20/40 level after making a raise to 90. Daniel "rooney_dives" Bolton popped it to 270. MrRenniW called and when the flop came , Bolton led out 540, which MrRenniW then called again. When the hit the turn, Bolton bet 1,620 and MrRenniW raised a little more to go all in. Bolton called all in with for two pair, but trailed MrRenniW's straight. The river was the and Daniel "rooney_dives" Bolton finished in eighth place for $4,496.80.
Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe Defeats daiylflaiydt
Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe took it down at 25/50. He raised to 150 and daiylflaiydt re-raised to 450. Harpe raised enough to set his opponent all in and daiylflaiydt called all in with . Harpe held and won the hand with a straight when the board came . The seventh-place showing earned daiylflaiydt $4,496.80.
To Defy Defeats poker4adummy
To Defy clinched the victory at 25/50. Poker4adummy opened to 150 and To Defy made it 450 to play. Poker4adummy re-potted to 1,350 and was all in after the flop. Unfortunately for poker4adummy, To Defy's aces held on to beat pocker4adummy's kings. For sixth place, poker4adummy collected $4,496.80
Str8Forward Defeats rover454
Str8Forward got the win when on a board of , Str8Forward bet enough to set rover454 all in. After a short tank rover454 called, but his hand was mucked and his night complete when Str8Forward showed for the flush. Rover454 took fifth for $4,496.80.
To Defy Defeats MrRenniW
To Defy got a quick victory at 15/30. With a 2:1 chip lead, To Defy opened the pot to 90 and MrRenniW called. The flop came and MrRenniW check-called a bet of 120, bringing a turn. MrRenniW's tournament life ended up on the line with for top two pair against To Defy's for the big straight draw. The river was the and To Defy made the winning straight to eliminate MrRenniW in fourth place for $8,511.80.
Str8Forward Defeats Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe
Str8Forward defeated Harpe at 25/50. The board read and the chips found their way into the middle of the table. Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe held for middle set, but Str8Forward tabled for the nut straight. The turn and river came as Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe busted in third place for $8,511.80.
Str8Forward Defeats To Defy
At 30/60, Str8Forward notched the victory. With a 5:1 chip lead, Ztr8Forward opened to 180 and To Defy called. The flop came and To Defy check-raised all in for 680 with for top two pair. However, Str8Forward called with for middle set. The turn and river and To Defy took second place for $16,702.40, with Str8Forward collecting $27,944.40 for winning FTOPS Event #18.
1. Str8Forward - $27,944.40
2. To Defy - $16,702.40
3. Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe - $8,511.80
4. MrRenniW - $8,511.80
5. rover454 - $4,496.80
6. poker4adummy - $4,496.80
7. daiylflaiydt - $4,496.80
8. Daniel "rooney_dives" Bolton - $4,496.80