FTOPS XI Event #6, $500+35 PLO 6-Max: 'NoPasaran' Runs the Table
Event #6 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) was a $500+35 pot-limit Omaha six-max tourney with a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. A crowd of 896 entrants gathered and easily trumped the guarantee, making a total prize pool of $448,000 and a first place payday of $95,648. Notable finishers outside the final included Nicholas "CapTinBisKuit" Blumenthal in seventh place ($9,632), frenetic in ninth place ($6,944), Phil "USCphildo" Collins in 13th ($$3,852.80) and Dan "WiLDmAn75" Buzgon in 14th ($3,852.80). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:
KipsterDK - 1,760,632
Ketse - 1,288,956
ATLANTIS_DK - 956,436
NoPasaran - 490,855
Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade - 484,245
The Great Hug - 394,876
The chips come and go quickly in PLO and that was the case for KipsterDK, who was the first to be eliminated from the final table. In his last hand, with blinds at 15,000/30,000, KipsterDK opened to 66,500 on the button and NoPasaran re-raised to 229,500 in the small blind. KipsterDK called and the flop came . NoPasaran led 489,000 and KipsterDK called, landing the on the turn. NoPasaran went all in and KipsterDK called all in for 435,339 with for second pair and a straight draw. NoPasaran held for top set and nut flush draw, having a huge lead heading to the river. The did not improve KipsterDK, who finished in sixth for $15,456. The Great Hug went out next. On a flop of , The Great Hug went all in for 74,062 with for a straight draw and was up against NoPasaran's for middle pair. The turn and river came and as The Great Hug collected $24,192 for fifth.
ATLANTIS_DK exited during the 20,000/40,000 level. Up against NoPasaran's , ATLANTIS_DK's fell when the board ran out . ATLANTIS_DK's fourth-place showing was worth $34,048. Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade bowed out in third place a few hands later. NoPasaran opened to 140,000 on the button and Kinkade called from the big blind. The flop came and Kinkade bet 300,000, with NoPasaran calling. The turn brought the and Kinkade went all in for 117,214 with . NoPasaran called with for third pair and big straight draw. The came on the river and made a straight for NoPasaran. Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade finished in third for $44,800.
Heads-up play began with these chip counts:
NoPasaran - 4,267,062
Ketse - 1,108,928
NoPasaran completed a clean sweep of the final table to win the tournament. A limped pot between the two brought out a flop of . Ketse check-called NoPasaran's minimum bet of 40,000 and the came on the turn. Ketse again check-called a NoPasaran bet, this of 160,000. The fell on the river and again Ketse checked. NoPasaran bet enough to set Ketse all in and after a short tank, Ketse called. NoPasaran held for the nut flush, with Ketse's holdings mucked. For the second-place showing Ketse took home $62,720, while NoPasaran claimed $95,648 and the custom FTOPS avatar for winning Event #6.
1. NoPasaran - $95,648
2. Ketse - $62,720
3. Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade - $44,800
4. ATLANTIS_DK - $34,048
5. The Great Hug - $24,192
6. KipsterDK - $15,456