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FTOPS XI Event #5, $200+16 NHLE 6-Max: 'TOPTEN' Tops Them All

FTOPS XI Event #5, $200+16 NHLE 6-Max: 'TOPTEN' Tops Them All 0001

Event #5 of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XI was $200+$16 Limit Hold'em 6-max. A field of 1,603 duked it out for the winner's payday of $44,327.10. Notable finishes included Keven "Stamdogg" Stammen in eighth place ($4,464.60), Chris "MoormanI" Moorman in 22nd ($1,148.04), Ben "Waters81" Waters in 23rd ($1,148.04), Peter "breeth" Turmezey in 24th ($1,148.04), Ray "Exitonly" Coburn in 26th ($956.70) and Kyle "kwob20" Bowker in 28th ($956.70). These were the chip counts as the final table began:

tom10167 - 1,624,496

killinda_sts - 1,432,881

Scott "TheMrC" Castelluccio - 568,256

TOPTEN - 301,235

pool_shark_10 - 177,980

Michael "benvo123" Benvenuti - 147,152

Michael "benvo123" Benvenuti exited first at 20,000/40,000. From middle position, killinda_sts raised and Benvenuti three-bet from the small blind, which killinda_sts called. The flop came {k-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Benvenuti's remaining 37,152 went into the pot with {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, leading killinda_sts {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. The turn, however, was the {a-Spades} and Benvenuti did not get lucky as the river came the {q-Clubs}. He took home $7,228.40 for sixth place. The next to go was pool_shark_10 at 25,000/50,000. After taking some bad beats, pool_shark_10's last 70,712 went in with {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} against tom10167's {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}. The flop came {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Spades} and gave pool_shark_10 some hope, but the turn and river did not deliver as pool_shark_10 left in fifth place for $11,267.80

Scott "TheMrC" Castelluccio departed at 40,000/80,000. Killinda_sts raised from the cutoff and Castelluccio called from the big blind. The flop came {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and Castellucui check-called a killinda_sts bet. The {8-Hearts} hit the turn and this time Castelluccio check-raised all in with {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and was up against killinda_sts' {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. The likely split pot disappeared when the river brought the {7-Diamonds} and Castelluccio pocketed $15,732.40 for fourth. That was the high point for killinda_sts, who then lost ground and busted at 50,000/100,000. On the button, killinda_sts raised and tom10167 three-bet from the big blind. A call from killinda_sts brought out a flop of {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Tom10167 led out and killinda_sts called. The {7-Spades} came on the turn and again tom10167 bet. Killinda_sts called all in with {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and needed help to beat tom10167's {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. That help failed to show when the {k-Hearts} fell on the river, with killinda_sts finishing in third place for $21,047.40.

These were the chip counts as heads-up play began:

tom10167 - 2,625,765

TOPTEN - 1,626,235

The two battled back and forth, but in the end TOPTEN took it down at the 60,000/120,000 level. The key hand that took tom10167's stack under 100,000 went three bets preflop and led to a {4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades} board. TOPTEN led out every step of the way and tom10167 called, only to see TOPTEN table {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for two-pair. The last hand was an automatic all-in with tom10167 having less than the big blind, and he found only {7-Clubs}{2-Clubs} to play. TOPTEN held {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, which held up when the board came {10-Clubs}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. For the second-place finish tom10167 took home $29,551.40, with TOPTEN claiming $44,327 and the custom FTOPS avatar for the Event #5 win.

Final Results:

1. TOPTEN - $44,327.10

2. tom10167 - $29,551.40

3. killinda_sts - $21,047.40

4. Scott "TheMrC" Castelluccio - $15,732.40

5. pool_shark_10 - $11,267.80

6. Michael "benvo123" Benvenuti - $7,228.40


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