As the celebration of its FIVE promotion drew to a close, Full Tilt Poker ran a $1.5 Million Guarantee this weekend. A field of 3,315 online players gathered to duke it out for the $296,775.38 top prize. Notable finishes that fell short of the final table included marlin5555 in 12th ($15,912), Brian "ZBTHorton" Horton in 14th place ($11,768.25), Steve "StevoL_7" Leonard in 41st place ($3,895.13), and Paul Wasicka in 51st place ($3,066.38). Despite coming to the final table as one of the shortest stacks, online player PAhrRK battled back and in the end took down the tournament and the six-figure prize money. The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:
sweepybreedy – 3,079,195
Charles "HellaStacks_" Lee – 2,497,589
DiGiTaLDeMoN – 1,806,339
philbort – 1,781,768
blarkin – 1,690,274
Alex "ags104" Santiago – 1,549,901
PAhrRK – 1,485,698
uRuGwa1 – 1,411,224
Jason "TheMasterJ33" Dewitt – 1,273,832
DiGiTaLDeMoN was the first player to hit the rail. At the 40,000/80,000/10,000 level, DiGiTaLDeMoN went all in under the gun for 1,316,339 with and ran into PAhrRK’s . The board brought no help to DiGiTaLDeMoN, down to less than one big blind and soon out in ninth place for $22,210.50. Alex “ags104” Santiago busted next, during the 60,000/120,000/15,000 level. Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee raised to 256,680 from the cutoff and Santiago reraised all in from the small blind for 954,091 with . Lee called and tabled a dominating . The board rolled out as Alex “ags104” Santiago headed out in eighth place for $29,835.
The next casualty was uRuGwa1. From the hijack, uRuGwa1 shipped it in for 990,295 holding and found action from Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee with .The board ran out as Lee flushed uRuGwa1 away in seventh place for $38,122.40. Jason “TheMasterJ33” Dewitt’s tournament came to an end after he got it all in with against philbort’s . The cards fell as Dewitt bid adieu in sixth place for $50,885.25.
Philbort’s taste of victory was brief, however, as he was next to depart at the 80,000/160,000/20,000 level after becoming the short stack. The last of philbort’s chips were on the line with against PAhrRK’s . The community cards came as PAhrRK made a flush to eliminate philbort in fifth place for $68,786.25. Sweepybreedy was the next to fall after calling all in with against Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee’s . Lee proceeded to flop two pair and sweepybreedy failed to catch up, out in fourth place for $91,991.25.
Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee wound up as the third-place finisher. Much of his stack went to PAhrRK in one hand when both players turned a flush, but Lee’s queen-high flush came up short against PAhrRK’s king-high flush. On his final hand, Lee was all in with against PAhrRK’s . However, the board ran out as Lee was ousted in third place for $117,682.50.
Heads-up play was brief as PAhrRK soon closed it out with against blarkin’s . The board ran out . giving PAhrRk two pair and the victory, as blarkin took second place for $180,667.50. The winner of the Full Tilt $1.5 Million Guarantee was PAhrRK for $296,775.38.
1. PAhrRK - $296,775.38
2. blarkin - $180,667.50
3. Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee - $117,682.50
4. sweepybreedy - $91,991.25
5. philbort - $68,786.25
6. Jason “TheMasterJ33” Dewitt - $50,885.25
7. uRuGwa1 - $38,122.40
8. Alex “ags104” Santiago - $29,835
9. DiGiTaLDeMoN - $22,210.50