Event #3 of FTOPS XI was a $200+$16 stud (hi only) tournament. A field of 593 turned out at Full Tilt to vie for a first-place prize of $27,503.34. Notable finishers here included Grayson "The_Dean221" Nichols in 10th place ($1,245.30), Chad "jse81" Batista in 14th ($1,008.10), Vincent "Wonky" Wan in 18th place ($853.92), Mike "WiscoMurray" Murray in 20th ($853.92), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet in 30th ($735.32), Daniel "imabigkidnow" Kelly in 36th ($640.44) and Brent "Bhanks11" Hanks in 40th ($640.44). The chip counts at the start of the final table were the following:
AsMetzmagnyAs - 765,468
Berry Johnston - 407,404
Chris "indariva" Tryba - 324,840
Dylan "InvisibleEnigma" Linde - 264,100
0maxpower0 - 228,486
BeNzitO85 - 202,452
Prahlad "PrahladF" Friedman - 124,794
Crushingly_Long - 54,456
The first to bow out from the final table was Prahlad "PrahladF" Friedman at the 15,000/30,000/2,500 level. Down to 50,794 and showing the , he raised. Chip leader AsMetzmagnyAs re-raised with the up and when fourth street came around, Friedman was all in. He held () to AsMetzmagnyAs' () . The only improvement that came to either player was an on seventh street to AsMetzmagnyAs to make a winning pair of eights. Prahlad "PrahladF" Friedman finished in eighth place for $1,779. Crushingly_Long departed next. After raising with the showing, Crushingly_Long was set all in and faced four opponents. BeNzitO85 bet the rest out of the pot by fifth street with just ace high and faced Crushingly_Long's four-flush. However, it never got there and BeNzitO85 made a pair of queens to win the hand. Crushingly_Long busted in seventh place for $2,609.20.
At 25,000/50,000/4,000, Berry Johnston and 0maxpower0 were knocked out on the same hand by AsMetzmagnyAs. Johnston had already survived as the short stack a few times, but his luck ran out here. After four bets on third street and three more on fourth street, the cards were finally revealed on fifth. The hands:
AsMetzmagnyAs - ()
0maxpower0 - ()
Berry Johnston - ()
0maxpower0 didn't improve on his queens while Johnston caught the on seventh street to make a flush. He was trumped, however, by AsMetzmagnyAs, who hit the on seventh to make kings full of sixes. Berry Johnston finished in sixth place for $3,439.40 and 0maxpower0 finished in fifth place for $4,981.20. Chris "indariva" Tryba was sent to the rail in fourth place by AsMetzmagnyAs too. Tryba started the hand with split aces and when all his chips were in the middle on sixth street, he had aces and kings for two pair. Again, AsMetzmagnyAs won the pot. He started with jacks in the hole and hit trips on fourth street. Tryba needed an ace or king on seventh, but the hit instead and Chris "indariva" Tryba finished in fourth place for $8,064.80.
Dylan "InvisibleEnigma" Linde made his exit at 30,000/60,000/5,000. Down to under 200,000, Linde made his stand with tens in the hole and his board developed into () () for kings and tens. AsMetzmagnyAs again won by turning his () start into a wheel, as fifth through seventh streets came . Linde finished in third place for $12,571.60.
The chip counts at the start of heads-up play:
AsMetzmagnyAs - 1,397,788
BeNzitO85 - 974,212
The lead changed hands a few times, but AsMetzmagnyAs finally won the duel. On the final hand, at 40,000/80,000/7,000, it went four bets on third street, four bets on fourth street and four bets on fifth street. The cards were finally revealed at sixth street:
The rolled-up jacks for AsMetzmagnyAs could not have come at a better time as BeNzitO85 was drawling slim with split queens. Seventh street brought the to BeNzitO85 and his two pair were not enough. BeNzitO85 finished as the runner-up and took home $18,086.50, while the winner of FTOPS XI Event #3, collecting $27,503.34, was AsMetzmagnyAs.
1. AsMetzmagnyAs - $27,503.34
2. BeNzitO85 - $18,086.50
3. Dylan "InvisibleEnigma" Linde - $12,571.60
4. Chris "indariva" Tryba - $8,064.80
5. 0maxpower0 - $4,981.20
6. Berry Johnston - $3,439.40
7. Crushingly_Long - $2,609.80
8. Prahlad "PrahladF" Friedman - $1,779