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FTOPS XI Event #8, $240+16 NLHE Knockout Six-Max: Top Results for 'Chancew'

FTOPS XI Event #8, $240+16 NLHE Knockout Six-Max: Top Results for 'Chancew' 0001

Event #8 of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XI) was $240+16 NL Hold'em Knockout 6-max, guaranteeing $600,000. A whopping 4,411 players registered, creating a prize pool of $882,200 with first place offering $168,527.84. Notable finishers outside the final included Adam "Roothlus" Levy in seventh place ($17,026.46), David Pham in 17th ($5,072.65), Ben "Waters81" Waters in 20th ($4,146.34) and Kevin "GetPWN3D" Saul in 31st ($2,602.49). The chip counts at the start of the final table were the following:

Chancew – 4,547,803

Phil "USCphildo" Collins – 4,297,144

Michael "Michael1123" Cribb – 4,216,059

RSGII – 3,616,850

TPEHEP – 3,261,384

Alfa Alex – 2,115,760

Exiting the final first was TPEHEP at the 40,000/80,000/10,000 level. Phil "USCphildo" Collins raised to 220,000 from the cutoff and TPEHEP called from the big blind, bringing a {5-Spades}{k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} flop. TPEHEP check-called Collins' minimum bet of 80,000 and the {9-Spades} landed on the turn. This time TPEHEP check-raised Collins from 160,000 to 480,000. Collins called and the {7-Clubs} fell on the river. TPEHEP led out 560,000 and Collins went all in with the bigger stack. After a few seconds TPEHEP called all in for 686,884, but his hand was mucked when Collins tabled a winning {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. TPEHEP collected $26,466 for sixth place.

Alfa Alex was the next to exit, at 50,000/100,000/10,000. Chancew shoved from the small blind and Alfa Alex called all in from the big blind for 891,260 with {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. That led Chancew's {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, but the board ran out {7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Alfa Alex claimed fifth for $38,816.80. Michael "Michael1123" Cribb busted late in the level. He raised to 300,000 in the small blind and RSGII called out of the big blind. The flop came {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Cribb led out 300,000. RSGII called and the {5-Diamonds} hit the turn. Cribb checked and RSGII bet 600,000, but Cribb immediately shoved for 1,499,559. RSGII snap-called with {10-Spades}{9-Clubs} for trips, leaving Cribb drawing slim with {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}. The river was the {4-Hearts} and Michael "Michael1123" Cribb was out in fourth place for $52,932.

Phil "USCphildo" Collins was sent to the rail at 60,000/120,000/15,000. RSGII opened to 360,000 on the button and Collins popped it up to 1,200,000, which RSGII called. A {4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs} flop followed and Collins led out 835,000. RSGII min-raised to 1,670,000 and Collins wasted little time before moving all in for 6,962,528. RSGII tanked over the decision for a few moments before clicking the call button with {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. It turned out to be the leading hand as Collins was making a move with {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. The turn and river came {5-Spades}{8-Spades} to send Collins home in third for $71,634.34.

These were the chip counts starting heads-up play:

RSGII – 17,417,437

Chancew – 4,637,563

Chancew battled back and won a key hand to seize control of the match at 80,000/160,000/20,000. On the button, RSGII raised to 800,000 and Chancew re-raised to 2,500,000. RSGII called and the flop came {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Chancew fired 2,888,000 into the middle and RSGII raised all in. Chancew called all in with {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} and looked to fade some of RSGII's outs with his own {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. The turn and river came {5-Spades}{3-Spades} and Chancew took a commanding 10:1 chip lead. On the final hand Chancew shoved with {j-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and RSGII called all in for 999,874 with {10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. The board ran out {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} and RSGII finished as the runner-up for $103,217.40, Chancew claimed top honors in Event #8 for $168,517.84.

Final Results:

1. Chancew - $168,517.84

2. RSGII - $103,217.40

3. Phil "USCphildo" Collins - $71,634.34

4. Michael "Michael1123" Cribb - $52,932

5. Alfa Alex - $38,816.80

6. TPEHEP - $26,466


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