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FTOPS Event #20, $200+16 NLHE 6-max: 'wesh cousin' Visits Victory Circle

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Event #20 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) was a $200+16 NL Hold'em 6-max guaranteeing $400,000. After 2,360 players registered, the prize pool was set at $472,000 with first place awarding $92,984. Just missing the final table were Karls_Hungus in ninth ($6,112.40) and Huck Seed in 11th ($4,484). The chip counts at the start of the final table were the following:

doezz - 3,163,147

wesh cousin - 2,159,514

Jack "Doctor_Fun" Powell - 2,118,310

JBlaze20 - 1,822,555

Rafal (Ralph) "lilfishy897" Michalowski - 1,275,157

bankrollme87 - 1,261,317

JBlaze20 was the first to depart the final at the 25,000/50,000/6,000 level. After JBlaze20 min-raised from under the gun, Jack "Doctor_Fun" Powell re-raised all in for 965,256 in the cutoff holding {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}. JBlaze20 called with {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, but saw the board come {10-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs} and was out in sixth place for $14,868. Busting on the final hand of the level was bankrollme87, courtesy of Jack Powell. In the small blind Powell shoved and bankrollme87 called all in for 440,460 with {a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Powell tabled {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and won the hand as the board rolled out {5-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. For the fifth-place showing, bankrollme87 added $22,184 to his.

Former chip leader doezz went out at 30,000/60,000/7,500. Ralph "lilfishy897" Michalowski raised to 160,500 in the cutoff and doezz called from the button. In the big blind wesh cousin called as well and the flop came {5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. It was checked to Michalowski, who bet 328,500, but doezz raised to 1,530,000. Wesh cousin got out of the way and Michalowski re-raised all in with the bigger stack. doezz called all in and showed {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} against Michalowski's {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. The {10-Hearts} on the turn made Michalowski's flush and a safe {j-Hearts} landed on the river. Doezz took fourth for $31,152. Jack "Doctor_Fun" Powell departed shortly thereafter. Ralph Michalowski opened to 161,500 on the button and Powell shoved from the small blind for 1,280,191 with {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. Michalowski called and tabled {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}. The {7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades} made sets for both players. The turn and river came {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Jack Powell was out in third for $40,828.

The chip counts to start heads-up play:

Ralph "lilfishy897" Michalowski - 10,930,137

wesh cousin - 869,863

Surprisingly, when the tournament ended less than one level later it was wesh cousin who took it down. Wesh cousin doubled up several times, including A-Q vs. A-9 and A-6 vs. K-Q, to take the chip lead. On the final hand Michalowski opened to 240,000 and wesh cousin shoved with a slightly bigger stack. Michalowski called all in for 4,769,548 with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, leading wesh cousin's {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. However, the board ran out {7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}{a-Hearts} as wesh cousin rivered the ace for the win. Michalowski's runner-up effort was worth $58,981.12, while wesh cousin took down $92,984 for winning FTOPS Event #20.

Final Results:

1. wesh cousin - $92,984

2. Ralph "lilfishy897" Michalowski - $58,981.12

3. Jack "Doctor_Fun" Powell - $40,828

4. doezz - $31,152

5. bankrollme87 - $22,184

6. JBlaze20 - $14,868


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