FTOPS XI Event #19, $300+22 NLHE 4x 6-max Shootout: 'vadka' Toasts a Victory
Event #19 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) was $300+22 NL Hold'em 4x 6-max Shootout. A field of 1,202 created a prize pool of $360,600 with first place set at $63,105. Notable finishers outside the final included Alex "princetendee" Smith in 19th place ($3,245.40), ATLANTIS_DK in 22nd ($3,245.40) and Chad "jse81" Batista in 30th ($2,343.90). Each remaining player began the final table with 600,000 in chips. The players:
Christopher "boNeZee" Bonita
Rey "dOwnosaur" Cardenas
Liam "PickingYouApart" O'Brien
The first to depart the final table was discomonkey, at the 6,000/12,000/1,500 level. After losing with pocket jacks against Jedi AllStar's A-9, discomonkey lost a huge pot to vadka. On the button, discomonkey raised to 30,000 and vadka called from the big blind. The flop came and vadka check-called a bet of 36,000, leading to the turn. Again vadka check-called, this time for 96,000. When the landed on the river, vadka led out 240,000. Jedi AllStar called, but saw vadka table for a straight. Jedi AllStar busted in the next hand, collecting $8,654.40 for sixth. Liam "PickingYouApart" O'Brien exited next at 8,000/16,000/2,000. O'Brien picked up on the button and shoved for 225,250, but ran into vadka's in the big blind. The flop provided some hope for Liam as it came , but the turn and river were blanks for O'Brien as he finished in fifth place for $12,621.
Rey "dOwnosaur" Cardenas went out at 10,000/20,000/2,500. Under the gun he shoved for 313,100 with and found action from Jedi AllStar, who waited on the button with . The board ran out and Cardenas was out in fourth for $18,030. Jedi AllStar's run ended there, though. After losing with pocket jacks to Christopher "boNeZee" Bonita's A-J, Jedi AllStar busted in third place a few hands later. On the button, Bonita raised to 77,000 and Jedi AllStar shoved for 559,500 from the small blind. Vadka called from the big blind and Bonita got of the way. Jedi AllStar held to vadka's and liked seeing the flop come . However, the turn and river came to give vadka a flush. Jedi AllStar collected $26,395.92 for third place.
At the start of heads-up play vadka held a 3:1 chip lead, and he went on to win the tournament at 15,000/30,000/4,000. Bonita, down to 335,300, shoved with and vadka called with . The board ran out as Christopher "boNeZee" Bonita finished in second place for $39,666. Vadka's FTOPS Event #19 win as worth $63,105.
1. vadka - $63,105
2. Christopher "boNeZee" Bonita - $39,666
3. Jedi AllStar - $26,395.92
4. Rey "dOwnosaur" Cardenas - $18,030
5. Liam "PickingYouApart" O'Brien - $12,621
6. discomonkey - $8,654.40