FTOPS XI Main Event: Adam 'csimmsux' Geyer Takes Top Honors
The eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) concluded with Sunday's $500+$35 NL Hold'em Main Event, with Adam "csimmsux" Geyer winning the prestigious tourney. The event's $2,500,000 was eclipsed as 5,287 players registered, generating a total prize pool of $2,643,500 and first-place payday of $456,056,62. Among the best finishers falling short of the final table were Coragyps111 in 12th place ($24,981.08), Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis in 13th ($18,372.33), Chris "Genius28" Lee in 16th ($12,953.15), Carter "cswidler" Swidler in 17th ($12,953.15), Steve "StevoL_7" Leonard in 19th ($9,516.60), Jonas "Ahvall" Lennartsson in 20th ($9,516.60), Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka in 27th ($9,516.60), James "Mig_com" Mackey in 35th ($7,666.15), David "HeyImDro" Rowan in 36th ($7,666.15), Chris "Cmoney3" Kline in 40th ($5,815.70), Jared "Smokinokun" Okun in 42nd ($5,815.70), Jason "TheMasterJ33" Dewitt in 44th ($5,815.70), Andy "BKiCe" Seth in 50th ($4,626.13) and Mihail "audifan" Stoykov in 51st ($4,626.13).
After nearly 13 hours, the final table was set. The starting chip counts were as follows:
KA1SERfknS0ZE - 8,652,650
Adam "csimmsux" Geyer - 6,785,550
dump22 - 5,503,414
PartyPimp - 5,270,108
CHOOK2120 - 4,755,158
Luie Sojo - 2,624,144
23bigd23 - 2,547,161
clubflush5 - 1,906,834
supermanpunch - 1,607,481
The first to be eliminated from the final table was Event #9 winner Luie Sojo at 80,000/160,000/20,000. From the cutoff, Luie Sojo shoved for 1,684,543 with and got action from clubflush5 in the big blind with . The flop came an exciting and Luie Sojo's top two pair was drawing slim against clubflush5's set. The turn and river came and as Luie Sojo departed with $34,365.50. At 100,000/200,000/25,000, supermanpunch exited. Adam "csimmsux" Geyer opened to 465,770 in early position and KA1SERfknS0ZE re-raised all in for 5,396,289 from middle position. In the big blind supermanpunch called all in for 2,458,577, and Geyer folded. It was for supermanpunch against KA1SERfknS0ZE's . The board rolled out as KA1SERfknS0ZE spiked the two-outer to eliminate supermanpunch in eighth place for $46,261.25.
23bigd23 was the next one out, at 120,000/240,000/30,000. On the button, 23bigd23 went all in for 794,322, and he was called by both dump22 and PartyPimp in the blinds. The flop came and PartyPimp isolated the action, showing for the flopped flush; 23bigd23 tabled and needed help. It did not happen as the turn and river came and . For the seventh-place finish, 23bigd23 won $60,800.50. Shortly thereafter, dump22 busted as well. In middle position dump22 raised to 720,000, and KA1SERfknS0ZE re-raised all in from the small blind with the bigger stack. The big blind folded and dump22 called all in for 2,294,025 with . KA1SERfknS0ZE tabled . The flop came and kept KA1SERfknS0ZE in the lead. The hit the turn and clinched the hand. The river card was too little too late for dump22, who finished in sixth place for $77,983.25. A few hands later, CHOOK2120 shoved for 2,068,324 with and received action from clubflush5, who held . The board rolled out to make clubflush5's straight, and CHOOK2120 took fifth for $140,418.25.
A critical hand later in the level put Adam "csimmsux" Geyer in the lead. PartyPimp raised to 580,000 on the button and Geyer re-raised all in from the small blind for 6,006,674 with . PartyPimp called instantly with , but the board ran out and Geyer doubled up to over 12 million. He went on to eliminate clubflush5 in fourth place at 140,000/280,000/35,000. On the button, clubflush5 raised to 715,000, and Geyer called from the big blind to bring a flop. Geyer checked and clubflush5 bet 1,200,000, but Geyer raised all in with the big stack. Clubflush5 called all in for 3,406,082 with , but trailed Geyer's . The turn and river came as clubflush5 hit the rail in fourth place for $138,783.75.
The chip counts at the start of three-handed play:
Adam "csimmsux" Geyer - 19,779,641
KA1SERfknS0ZE - 12,840,781
PartyPimp - 7,032,078
PartyPimp's chips soon made their way into Adam Geyer's stack. From the small blind PartyPimp shoved for 5,467,078 with and Geyer called with Ad8c from the big blind. The board came and PartyPimp took $177,643.20 for third. With a 2:1 chip lead to start heads-up play, Geyer soon looked to close out the match. He raised to 620,000 and KA1SERfknS0ZE popped it to 2,210,000. Geyer took a little time before shoving with , but KA1SERfknS0ZE snap-called and tabled . The flop came and gave Geyer a few extra outs. The turn card kept KA1SERfknS0ZE in the lead and the river fell a safe as KA1SERfknS0ZE doubled through to the lead.
Geyer regained the lead, though, and went on to win. With blinds at 170,000/340,000/40,000, Geyer opened to 880,000 and KA1SERfknS0ZE called. The flop came and KA1SERfknS0ZE checked to Geyer, who bet 1,140,000. KA1SERfknS0ZE re-raised to 3,400,000 and Geyer requested time before shoving with the big stack. KA1SERfknS0ZE typed in a big "ahhhhhhhhhhhhh" as he called all in for 14,221,562 with for an open-ended straight draw. Adam "csimmsux" Geyer tabled for top pair and the lead. The turn was the and Geyer was one card away from victory. The river secured it, giving Geyer a full house and the win. KA1SERfknS0ZE collected $276,245.75 for the runner-up showing. Adam "csimmsux" Geyer won the FTOPS XI Main Event for $456,056.62. He began the final table second in chips and never gave up much ground en route to winning his third overall Full Tilt Online Poker Series event.
1. Adam "csimmsux" Geyer -$456.056.62
2. KA1SERfknS0ZE -$276.245.75
3. PartyPimp -$177,643.20
4. clubflush5 -$138,783.75
5. CHOOK2120 -$104,418,25
6. dump22 -$77,983.25
7. 23bigd23 - $60,800.50
8. supermanpunch - $46,261.25
9. Luie Sojo - $34,365.50