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FTOPS XI Event #4, $300+22 NLHE Triple Shootout: Watkins Returns to Winner's Circle

FTOPS XI Event #4, $300+22 NLHE Triple Shootout: Watkins Returns to Winner's Circle 0001

Event #4 of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XI, $300+$22 NL Hold'em Triple Shootout, drew a full house. The cap of 729 entrants was reached and first place offered $45,927. Notable finishes included MrRenniW in 18th ($1,858.95), Connor "negroblanco" Drinan in 21st ($1,312.20), Chris "fisheater111" Walsh in 22nd ($1,312.20), Boris "fratboy247" Kravets in 24th ($1,312.20) and Scott Montgomery in 26th ($1,312.20). Highlighting the final table was Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins, winner of the FTOPS X Main Event. The lineup was as follows:


Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins








Each player started with 243,000 and the first to be eliminated was Thin_Hamster at 2,000/4,000/500. After a failed bluff attempt, Thin_Hamster was down to 11,016 and was all in the next hand with {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts} against jolly001's {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}. The board came {5-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Thin_Hamster was out in ninth place for $2,952.45. The next to exit was sentin at 2,500/5,000/600. From the cutoff, sentin opened to 12,500 and jolly001 called out of the big blind. The flop came {9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{2-Clubs} and jolly001 check-called sentin's 18,250 bet. The {10-Clubs} hit the turn and jolly001 led out for 45,000. Sentin shoved with {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and jolly001 called all in with {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}. The river was the {4-Spades} and sentin was down to 55,000 chips. The next hand sentin shoved with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and jolly001 called with {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, finishing the job as the board ran out {10-Clubs}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Sentin finished in eighth place for $4,155.30.

Despite eliminating the first two players to depart the final, jolly001 went out in seventh, at the 5,000/10,000/1,000 level. Donivan31 shoved from the small blind with {k-Spades}{j-Spades} and jolly001 called all in from the big blind for 170,776 with {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. The board ran out {4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and jolly001 was sent home in seventh place for $6,123.60. Departing a few hands later was scrapper41. After shoving all in for 126,174 with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}, Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins isolated with {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}. The board rolled out {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades} and scrapper41 headed to the rail in sixth place for $8,748. PeachyMer was on the losing end of the next coin flip. All in with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, she faced off with ClockWyze, who held {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}. The board brought a king on the flop and PeachyMer did not catch up, collecting $12,028.50 for fifth place.

Lauraj111 fell at 8,000/16,000/2,000. In the cutoff lauraj111 opened to 48,000 and ClockWyze re-raised all in with the bigger stack on the button. Lauraj111 called all in with AhTc, but trailed ClockWyse's {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. The board ran out {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and lauraj111 took home $16,402.50 for a second final-table finish of FTOPS XI thus far. Donivan31 bid adieu shortly thereafter. A raising war pre-flop ended with donivan31 being all in for 657,300 with {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}, crushing Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins' {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}. However, the board rolled out {8-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and the reigning FTOPS main event winner pulled off the unlikely suckout to eliminate donivan31 in third for $21,870.

Heads-up play began with the following chip counts:

Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins - 1,358,402

ClockWyze - 828,598

It didn't take very long for the chips to get in the middle. On the final hand, ClockWyze opened to 32,000 and Watkins re-raised to 108,775. ClockWyze then popped it up to 355,555 and Watkins shoved. ClockWyze called all in for 673,249 with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and it was off to the races against Va Shon Watkins' {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. An ace found its way onto the table to give Watkins the victory as the board ran out {4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. ClockWyze collected $30,618 for finishing as runner-up, while the winner of FTOPS XI Event #4 was Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins for $45,927.

Final Results:

1. Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins - $45,927

2. ClockWyze - $30,618

3. donivan31 - $21,870

4. lauraj111 - $16,402.50

5. PeachyMer - $12,027.50

6. scrapper41 - $8,748

7. jolly001 - $6,123.60

8. sentin - $4,155.30

9. Thin_Hamster - $2,952.45


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