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FTOPS Day 4: “Garbally” Wins Event #8; “ottoman09” Captures Event #9 Title


The Full Tilt continued on Wednesday with two more events from the 35-event schedule — Event #8 $216 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi Rush and Event #9 $109 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy.

Both Events #8 and #9 exceeded their guarantee, with the former being won by “Garbally” and the latter by “ottoman09”. They join a list of winners that include Michael "doneNdusted84" Kanaan, João “joaosimaobh” Simão, “Mikleler”, “mrcall912” and “errr_rick”.

Wednesday’s results had little effect atop the
Full Tilt and “fowirls” are still tied for first place with 300 points each.

However, “ottoman09’s” win, along with a 12th-place finish in Event #4 $216 No-Limit Hold’em Rush Turbo, saw him jump into third place on the leader board with 295 yards, while “Garbally’s” win, plus a 24th-place finish in Event #3 $1,060 No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Entry for $2,820 and 44th in Event #5 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha High 6-Max for $450, put him in fourth place with 294 points.

Here’s a summary of Wednesday’s tournaments:

Full Tilt FTOPS XXI Event #8 $216 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi Rush

Rush tournaments are not only popular, but also they’re prone to finish quickly. That’s what happened in Event #8, which surpassed its $50,000 guarantee by drawing 487 players and creating a prize pool of $97,400.

The U.K.’s Nikhil “Clairv0yant1” Persaud had experience in speedy tournaments, having defeated 487 players in FTOPS XX Event #29 $216 No-Limit Hold’em Cashout Turbo to win $13,492.45 and was making a run at his second gold jersey. Unfortunately, his time at the final table was cut short because he busted in sixth place with a $4,870 consolation prize. Likewise, Chris “maxxscam” Back, who topped a field of 649 players in FTOPS XVI Event #20 $322 PLO Heads Up to win $39,500, had his bid at a second title come to an end when he was eliminated on fifth place for $6,574.50.

“Garbally” and “archimides” ultimately made it to heads-up play before striking a deal that saw each take home a little less than $20,000.

FTOPS Day 4: “Garbally” Wins Event #8; “ottoman09” Captures Event #9 Title 101
Chris “maxxscam” Back

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
5thChris “maxxscam” Back$6,574.50
6thNikhil “Clairv0yant1” Persaud$4,870

*denotes heads-up deal

Full Tilt FTOPS XXI Event #9 $109 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy

Tuesday’s second FTOPS tournament, Event #9, also surpassed its $200,000 guarantee by attracting 806 players and creating a prize pool of $254,100. A few notables managed to earn a piece of that money, including Rayan “rkruok” Nathan (19th - $1,397.55) and the winner of FTOPS XIX Event #34 $1,060 10-Game/6-Max, Alex “derdings” Jung, who finished in 14th place for $1,060. Likewise, the man affectionately referred to as “Control V” by the poker media, Athanasios “Athanasios 9” Polychronopoulos, finished in 10th place for $3,938.55

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Athanasios “Athanasios 9” Polychronopoulos

The final table was void of notables, but did see Romania’s “ottoman09” defeat Russia’s “voehahn” in heads-up play to capture the $54,250.35 first-place prize.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

FTOPS XXI will resume on Thursday with two more events: Event #10 $216 Hold’em Limit 6-Max Rush Multi-Entry Tournament ($75,000 guarantee at 1100 ET ) and Event #11 $322 No-Limit Hold’em 3xShootout ($100,000 guarantee at 14:00 ET). To view the entire schedule, Full Tilt.

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