Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XIX concluded on Monday morning after an action-packed two weeks of tournament poker. The series was bigger and better than ever, offering 45 events and guaranteeing $8 million in prize-pool money, both all-time highs. Let's take a look at a few facts and figures that stood out when the dust settled.
381,876 Total Entries
Have you ever seen Michigan Stadium packed with 109,901 Wolverine fans? Yeah, it's a pretty awesome sight, even on TV. Now imagine three-and-a-half Michigan Stadiums filled to capacity, which will give you roughly the number of entries in MiniFTOPS XIX. Scary stuff.
$13,762,503 Total Prize Pool
Sure, there are some who wouldn't be impressed by this number. Charlie Sheen would have eclipsed it after eight episodes of Two and a Half Men before being fired. Considering that more than half of the events can be bought into for less than $30, it is pretty astounding how much money was garnered by these tournaments. The guaranteed prize pool for the series was nearly doubled. The Main Event, which guaranteed $1,250,000, was not far off from being tripled, locking in at $3,166,240.
Team Full Tilt/Red Pro Entries - Final Tables Made
|David Pham||$10+$1 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Rebuy Multi-Entry||$39,392.79|
It was not the best showing for the names in red. Out of the total entries, 1,770 belonged to Team Full Tilt and its Red Pros. Only David Pham navigated his way to a final table, taking third place in Event #10.
|Igor "Demon1531" Panák||Main Event||$360,944.14|
|badboypony||$100+$9 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Entry||$135,510.06|
|Magic Mycoz||$200+$16 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Ante from Start||$128,943.22|
|dmb2890||$100+$9 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Entry||$122,867.40|
|FiskenPPP||$30+$3 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Entry||$120,807.06|
|Dan "DNA2RNA" Hirleman||$30+$3 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Entry||$116,416.49|
|The Great Pike||$100+$9 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Entry||$111,148.95|
Nobody had a better MiniFTOPS than "KOMIJENDO" and Igor "Demon1531" Panák, the last two standing in the Main Event. While a good part of the field bought in the maximum amount of six times and fizzled with each, that was not the case for the winner and runner-up. KOMIJENDO cashed with three of his six entries, while Panák only bought in twice and took one all the way to the end.
Two Final Tables Made
|Player||Final Table Earnings|
|a game rob||$6,477.16|
Throughout the 45 events, 329 players made final tables. Out of the players listed above that did so twice, only "a game rob" won a silver jersey, doing so in the $20+$2 Seven-Card Stud affair.