Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XXII Under Way; Matthew "thegingerone45" Hunt Wins Event #1
Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XXII began on Sunday, April 21. The series, which boasts more than $4 million in guaranteed prize pools, features the same 38 events that made up the March FTOPS XXII series, but with one-tenth the buy-in. Several new formats are being offered, including the Irish, 5-Card Stud, and Escalator tournaments. This current series will run through Sunday, May 5, concluding with the $75 buy-in Main Event with a massive $1,000,000 guarantee.
On Sunday, Event #1 (No-Limit Irish) surpassed its $50,000 guarantee by generating a prize pool of $76,100. The $26 buy-in tournament drew a total of 3,805 entrants. After a heads-up deal, the U.K.'s Matthew "thegingerone45" Hunt emerged victorious and collected the first-place prize of $11,849.21.
Event #2 also commenced on Sunday and guaranteed a prize pool of $350,000. The $22 no-limit hold’em event consisted of 13,134 entrants vying for the $52,500 top prize. The eventual winner who walked away with the top prize was “mr_broomball."
Here's a look at the final table results from the first two events of the MiniFTOPS XXII series:
Event #1: No-Limit Irish Knockout ($50K Guaranteed)
|1||Matthew "thegingerone45" Hunt||$11,849.21*|
*Denotes heads-up deal
Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em ($350K Guaranteed)
The MiniFTOPS series will continue on Monday, April 22, with three tournaments: Event #3, $22 PL Omaha Hi Rush; Event #4, $109 NL Hold’em 6-Max, and Event #5, $22 NL Hold’em Turbo. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for more coverage, and play on Full Tilt Poker to claim your share of at least $4 million in MiniFTOPS XXII!