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FTOPS Event #18, $200+16 PL Omaha Heads-Up: 'Str8Forward' Emerges with Win

FTOPS Event #18, $200+16 PL Omaha Heads-Up: 'Str8Forward' Emerges with Win 0001

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:





To Defy

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 {j-Clubs}{q-Spades}{9-Clubs}, Bolton led out 540, which MrRenniW then called again. When the {6-Diamonds} hit the turn, Bolton bet 1,620 and MrRenniW raised a little more to go all in. Bolton called all in with {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for two pair, but trailed MrRenniW's {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} straight. The river was the {2-Spades} 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 {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Harpe held {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and won the hand with a straight when the board came {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades}. 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 {6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, 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 {k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Spades} for the flush. Rover454 took fifth for $4,496.80.

Final Four

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 {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and MrRenniW check-called a bet of 120, bringing a {9-Spades} turn. MrRenniW's tournament life ended up on the line with {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{j-Spades}{7-Spades} for top two pair against To Defy's {6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades} for the big straight draw. The river was the {5-Diamonds} 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 {10-Clubs}{j-Spades}{8-Spades} and the chips found their way into the middle of the table. Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe held {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for middle set, but Str8Forward tabled {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for the nut straight. The turn and river came {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts} as Brent "wcustudent87" Harpe busted in third place for $8,511.80.

Championship Match

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 {2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and To Defy check-raised all in for 680 with {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for top two pair. However, Str8Forward called with {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for middle set. The turn and river {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and To Defy took second place for $16,702.40, with Str8Forward collecting $27,944.40 for winning FTOPS Event #18.

Final Results:

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


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