FTOPS XI Event #7, $100+9 NLHE w/ Rebuys: Chris 'The Universe112' Leveroni Wins
Event #7 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) was a $100+9 no-limit hold'em w/ rebuys affair guaranteeing $500,000. After 2,235 original entrants, 3,286 rebuys and 1,361 add-ons, the total prize pool topped out at $688,200. First place offered a six-figure score of $140,358.39. Notable finishes just missing the final table included those of Jason "BUBBLESftt" Gray in 11th place ($5,161.50), Ilya "ilushan" Gorodetsky in 14th ($3,441) and Chris "MarvinGarden" Birchby in 18th ($2,546.34). These were the chip counts as final-table play began:
Chris "The Universe112" Leveroni - 2,996,693
Spiderweb80 - 1,827,353
Adam "bustin busters" Acosta - 1,353,886
Jorn "jornx" Walthaus - 1,070,049
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet - 1,051,541
Avril Sharapova - 781,650
Rovermeover - 710,928
Shpadoones - 673,316
GiveMeUrCookies - 528,084
Shpadoones departed first from the final, with blinds and antes at 14,000/28,000/3,500. Adam "bustin busters" Acosta raised to 66,666 on the cutoff and Shpadoones went all in from the small blind for 638,316 with . Acosta called with and won the hand as the board rolled out . Shpadoones collected $8,258.40. Acosta kept the heater going at 17,000/34,000/4,000. Under the gun he raised to 77,777, and Rovermeover went all in for 446,928 from the big blind with . Acosta called with and emerged victorious when board ran out . Rovermeover took home $11,001.20 for eighth place.
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet was bounced during the 20,000/40,000/5,000 level. He raised to 99,000 on the button and Adam Acosta re-raised all in with a bigger stack. Van Fleet called all in for 719,550 with , leading Acosta's . However, the board came and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet busted in seventh place for $15,828.60. Everything was going Acosta's way until a tough beat, when a preflop raising war with Avril Sharapova led to a pot of over 4.7 million with Acosta holding and Avril Sharapova tabling . The board came and Avril Sharapova won the battle of the aces. The hit left Acosta with just over 300,000 and though he battled back a little, in the end it was too much to overcome. His last chips went into the middle with against Chris "The Universe112" Leveroni's . The board didn't help either player as it came . Adam "bustin busters" Acosta finished sixth for $23,398.80.
GiveMeUrCookies became Leveroni's next victim at 25,000/50,000/6,000 after raising to 135,000 on the button. Leveroni re-raised to 297,000 and GiveMeUrCookies shoved for 1,265,886 with . Leveroni snap-called with and took down the pot when board ran out . GiveMeUrCookies won $35,786.40 for the fifth-place finish. Jorn "jornx" Walthaus departed a few hands later after re-raising all in with against Spiderweb80, who called with . The board rolled out 3-Q-K-4-A and Walthaus received $50,926.80 for finishing in fourth place. Spiderweb80 finished in third during the 30,000/60,000/7,500 level. Avril Sharapova limped in and Spiderweb80 checked, bringing an flop. Avril Sharapova led out for 80,550 and Spiderweb80 popped it to 240,000. After a short tank. Avril Sharapova shoved and Spiderweb80 called all in for 1,353,572 with , but was crushed by Avril Sharapova's . Neither the turn nor river helped Spiderweb80, who collected $67,443.50 for third place.
The chip counts to begin heads-up play:
Chris "The Universe112" Leveroni - 5,672,006
Avril Sharapova - 5,331,494
Chris Leveroni closed out the tournament late in the 30,000/60,000/7,500 level. Avril Sharapova opened to 130,550 and Leveroni re-raised to 341,000. Avril Sharapova then shoved all in for 3,753,183 and Leveroni called with . Avril Sharapova held and when the board came , the tournament was over. Avril Sharapova finished in second place for $90,842.40, as Chris "The Universe112" Leveroni claimed $140,358.39 and FTOPS Event #7 winner's honors.
1. Chris "The Universe112" Leveroni - $140,358.39
2. Avril Sharapova - $90,842.40
3. Spiderweb80 - $67,443.50
4. Jorn "jornx" Walthaus - $50,926.80
5. GiveMeUrCookies - $35,786.40
6. Adam "bustin busters" Acosta - $23,398.80
7. Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet - $15,828.60
8. Rovermeover - $11,001.20
9. Shpadoones - $8,258.40