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 and was up against jellycz's . The board rolled out 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 against FinnishNightmre's . The board came 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 . Jellycz called with and slightly led Smith's . The turn and river came 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 against FinnishNightmre's . The board ran out 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 Money579 was all in with , but trailed FinnishNightmre's . The turn and river came 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 , but was behind FinnishNightmre's . The board came 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 . Smith called, and when the came on the turn, Smith three-bet all in with , but was well behind FinnishNightmre's . The river was the 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 to quezzmaster's . The board came 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.
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