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FTOPS XI Event #22, $5,000+200 NL Hold'em 'High Rollers' Day 1: 'makspak' Leads

FTOPS XI Event #22, $5,000+200 NL Hold'em 'High Rollers' Day 1: 'makspak' Leads 0001

Event #22 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI), $5,000+200 NL Hold'em "high rollers", delivered a huge $2,000,000 guarantee and attracted the best of the online world. Just as in FTOPS X, 500 players registered for the two-day event, with first place kicked up to $625,000 this time around. Registration stayed open for a little while after the tournament began, but within a few minutes a big name hit the rail — Steve Zolotow did not survive the first orbit. In fact, no Full Tilt "red pro" reached the money which started at 54th place. Day 1 ended after 17 levels with just 50 players remaining. Among those making the money but not surviving the day were Yevgeniy "bballer88" Timoshenko in 53rd ($7,500) and Corey "Comandr_Cool" Burbick in 54th ($7,500).

Leading the way into Day 2 will be makspak, with a stack of 216,993. Hot on his heels are many other stars, including Jon "TwistedEcho" Heath in fourth with 149,149, Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong in sixth with 126,573, Steve "gboro780" Gross in seventh with 105,371 and Kevin "Wu_Wizard" MacPhee in eighth with 96,160. Others still in the field include Jim "WinnerFish" Kilarjian, Chris "Genius28" Lee, Bahbak "bigredAK" Oboodi, Gordon "holla-athca-boy" Vayo, Ty "GimmeDa1time" Reiman, Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis, Alex "Kadabra" Keating, Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritstyn, Jeff "ActionJeff" Garza, Craig "HU4ROLLZ" Bergeron, Marco "CrazyMarco" Johnson, Jamie "LeoEleven" Rosen, Yeshaya, Scott "ScTrojans08" Freeman, James "TheFatFISH" Obst (down to 440 chips at one point), Stian "JohnnyBelow" Stabell, Adam "Roothlus" Levy, Jeff "YoungSupremacy" Hakim, Halfrek, Anthony "holdplz" Spinella, Keven "Stamdogg" Stammen, Shawn "jordankickz" Busse and Shaun "tedsfishfry" Deeb as the short stack.

The tournament continues at 2:00 pm ET on Full Tilt. Blinds and antes will be at the 600/1,200/150 level when action resumes.

The chip counts heading into Day 2:

1. makspak - 216,993

2. FarSeerCantDie - 155,451

3. bzola - 149,584

4. Jon "TwistedEcho" Heath - 149,149

5. Egarim - 131,423

6. Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong - 126,573

7. Steve "gboro780" Gross - 105,371

8. Kevin "Wu_Wizard" MacPhee - 96,160

9. dingepling - 94,857

10. the best woman - 90,783

11. SlowRoastedCat - 84,228

12. BickleAce - 82,776

13. philbort - 82,567

14. TheGorn - 77,593

15. Jim "WinnerFish" Kilarjian - 76,255

16. Chris "Genius28" Lee - 76,251

17. Bahbak "bigredAK" Oboodi - 68,183

18. GooGie MonA - 65,381

19. Gordon "holla-athca-boy" Vayo - 58,262

20. Ty "GimmeDa1time" Reiman - 57,601

21. JJ-db-JJ - 54,836

22. Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis - 53,314

23. Alex "Kadabra" Keating - 50,756

24. cartoon_heroes - 50,137

25. doubidoubi - 49,792

26. Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritstyn - 44,630

27. Jeff "ActionJeff" Garza - 43,336

28. Craig "HU4ROLLZ" Bergeron - 41,350

29. Marco "CrazyMarco" Johnson - 36,903

30. Jamie "LeoEleven" Rosen - 36,510

31. pwnosaurus - 35,434

32. Sploder - 34,554

33. pokerzwerg - 34,072

34. donivan31 - 33,419

35. Yeshaya - 31,479

36. Scott "ScTrojans08" Freeman - 30,775

37. fyrtuk - 29,869

38. Reticulum - 28,146

39. James "TheFatFISH" Obst - 27,987

40. Stian "JohnnyBelow" Stabell - 27,204

41. Jas11 - 25,347

42. lowprofile9 - 22,456

43. Adam "Roothlus" Levy - 21,947

44. Jeff "YoungSupremacy" Hakim - 19,815

45. FlopdaFlush99 - 17,861

46. Halfrek - 15,581

47. Anthony "holdplz" Spinella - 15,476

48. Keven "Stamdogg" Stammen - 15,237

49. Shawn "jordankickz" Busse - 13,589

50. Shaun "tedsfishfry" Deeb - 12,747

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