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FTOPS XI, $100+9 PLO w/ Rebuys: A Done Deal for 'FinnishNightmre'

FTOPS XI, $100+9 PLO w/ Rebuys: A Done Deal for 'FinnishNightmre' 0001

Event #23 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) was a $100+9 pot-limit Omaha (w/ rebuys) affair guaranteeing $350,000. 1,066 entrants gathered and after 2,364 rebuys and 609 add-ons, the prize pool reached $403,900, with a first-place prize of $90,877.50. Notable showings included Yevgeniy "bballer88" Timoshenko in 11th ($3,635.10), Adam "akat11" Katz in 19th ($1,474.24), Kevin "GetPWN3D" Saul in 45th ($1,130.92), Mike Matusow in 47th ($1,009.75) and Brian Hastings in 50th ($1,009.75). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:

jellycz - 1,732,365

FinnishNightmre - 973,738

Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith - 847,694

Money579 - 832,049

Noah "TheProtege3" Schwartz - 615,444

Chris "MoormanI" Moorman - 511,704

SpotLIGHT19 - 363,000

bendeul - 265,746

quezzmaster - 221,260

Bendeul exited the final early on, with blinds at 20,000/40,000. On the button, bendeul raised to 140,000 and jellycz re-raised to 460,000 in the small blind. The big blind folded and bendeul called all in for 52,492 with {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs} and was up against jellycz's {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Spades}. The board rolled out {3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{4-Spades}{j-Spades} and jellycz's two pair was the best hand. For the ninth-place finish bendeul took home $6,462.40. Chris "MoormanI" Moorman was the first to fall in a flurry of exits that occurred at 25,000/50,000. Already short-stacked, he went all in with {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} against FinnishNightmre's {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}. The board came {4-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Moorman's tournament was over in eighth place for $9,087.75.

Original chip leader jellycz bowed out shortly thereafter. Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith opened to 12,000 from middle position and jellycz popped it up to 435,000 in the cutoff. Smith called and set jellycz all in when the flop came {8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. Jellycz called with {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and slightly led Smith's {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. The turn and river came {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} as Smith made a flush on the river to send jellycz home in seventh place for $12,117.

Noah "TheProtege3" Schwartz busted next after tangling with FinnishNightmre in a battle of the blinds. After four bets preflop, Schwartz was all in with {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} against FinnishNightmre's {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The board ran out {5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs} as FinnishNightmre won the hand with kings and queens to felt Schwartz in sixth for $18,175.50. Money579 suffered the same fate. After seeing a flop of {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs} Money579 was all in with {10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, but trailed FinnishNightmre's {10-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The turn and river came {q-Spades}{7-Hearts} as Money579 had the second-best hand, finishing in fifth for $25,243.75.

SpotLIGHT19 exited the stage at 30,000/60,000. Jordan Smith opened to 150,000 in the cutoff and quezzmaster called on the button. SpotLIGHT19 popped it up to 660,000 in the small blind and FinnishNightmre re-raised to 2,280,000 in the big blind. It folded around to SpotLIGHT19 who called all in with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}, but was behind FinnishNightmre's {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Spades}. The board came {3-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and SpotLIGHT19 was out in fourth place for $33,321.75. Jordan Smith succumbed in third after seeing a flop with FinnishNightmre, who led out 70,000 when it came {10-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades}. Smith called, and when the {3-Spades} came on the turn, Smith three-bet all in with {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}, but was well behind FinnishNightmre's {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The river was the {5-Spades} and Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith was out in third for $42,611.45.

The 1:10 chip deficit was too much for quezzmaster to overcome. On the final hand at 40,000/80,000, the chips were in the middle preflop. FinnishNightmre held {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} to quezzmaster's {10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. The board came {4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} as both players made just a pair of sixes. FinnishNightmre held the better kicker and quezzmaster was eliminated as the runner-up for $57,555.75. FinnishNightmre's victory in FTOPS XI Event #23 was worth $90,877.50.

Final Results:

1. FinnishNightmre - $90,877.50

2. quezzmaster - $57,555.75

3. Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith - $42,611.45

4. SpotLIGHT19 - $33,321.75

5. Money579 - $25,243.75

6. Noah "TheProtege3" Schwartz - $18,175.50

7. jellycz - $12,117

8. Chris "MoormanI" Moorman - $9,087.75

9. bendeul - $6,462.40


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