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Gruissem's 2013 Heater Continues; Captures FTOPS XXIV Event #2 for $93,940

Philipp "philbort" Gruissem

It’s been an incredible year for Philipp “philbort” Gruissem. He has an astounding $4,605,401 in tournament winnings for 2013 (only three players — Ryan Riess, Anthony Gregg, and Jay Farber have more), and that includes big wins in the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific High Roller for $863,386; World Poker Tour Alpha8 London for $1,379,840; and WPT Alpha8 St. Kitts for $1,086,400.

Now, the young German has a FTOPS victory on his résumé.

On Sunday, November 24, Gruissem emerged victorious from a field of 427 players in FTOPS XXIV Event #2: $1,000 buy-in NLHE 6-max by defeating “BluffurBluff” in heads-up play for $93,940. Interestingly, “BluffurBluff” topped a field of 155 players to win a title in Event #12: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi Heads Up a few days later.

Here’s a look at the FTOPS XXIV winners thus far.

Event #1Nov 24$200 + $15 NL Hold'em Re-Entry Tournament$500,0002,851PrishChips31$100,856.24
Event #2Nov 24$1,000 + $50 NL Hold'em 6-Max$300,000427philbort$93,940
Event #3Nov 25$100 + $9 PL Omaha Hi Rebuy$75,00024WhoaIHave4Cards$19,656
Event #4Nov 25$300 + $20 Razz$50,000162mattyv$13,750
Event #5Nov 25$200 + $15 NL Hold'em Rush$100,000555husajn54$27,750
Event #6Nov 26$200 + $15 NL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max$50,000284Antiher000$13,632
Event #7Nov 26$200 + $15 HORSE$40,000208Betong$11,440
Event #8Nov 26$100 + $9 NL Hold'em Turbo Multi-Entry Tournament$200,0002,196apestyles$41,724
Event #9Nov 27$200 + $15 PL Irish$50,000205GoLeafsGoEh$12,500
Event #10Nov 27$300 + $20 NL Hold'em Rebuy$250,000254ftpballerstatus$50,701.90
Event #11Nov 27$207 + $8 NL Hold'em Rush Super Turbo$100,000488r4ndomr4gs$25,254
Event #12Nov 28$200 + $15 PL Omaha Hi Heads Up$25,000155BluffurBluff$8,835
Event #13Nov 28$300 + $20 NL Hold'em Escalator$100,000348seven_spb70$22,968
Event #14Nov 29$100 + $9 NL Hold'em$100,0001,006VILAVICENCIO$15,540.84
Event #15Nov 29$200 + $15 7-Stud$25,000106ViTaMin_F22$6,956.67
Event #16Nov 30$1,000 + $50 NL Hold'em Re-Entry Tournament$500,00517MUFAZZA$109,385
Event #17Nov 30$300 + $20 PL Omaha Hi 6-Max Triple Chance$100,000341UhhMee$24,347.40
Event #18Nov 30$100 + $9 NL Hold'em Rush$75,000934Illini213$21,482
Event #19Dec 01$120 + $9 NL Hold'em Knockout Multi-Entry Tournament$400,0005,099Byniolus$72,545.48
Event #20Dec 01$300 + $20 NL Hold'em Re-Entry Tournament$600,0002,329sluggy27$111,768.04
Event #21Dec 01$200 + $15 Hold'em Limit Escalator$50,000340Ozgur Arda$13,003.69

While the FTOPS win was the online highlight of Gruissem’s year, he’s actually up $49,505 playing cash games, which has come from 2,857 hands of primarily $50/$100 no-limit hold’em.

Here’s a look at Gruissem’s two biggest cash game pots of the year:

Hand #1: Action was five handed at a $50/$100 NLHE table when “4rebmun” ($15,580) opened for $300 under the gun and received calls from “limmouse” ($7,490.48) and “Shark2u” ($24,031.08) in the cutoff and button, respectively. After the small blind folded, Gruissem ($12,054) three-bet to $1,400 from the big. The original raiser folded, “limmouse” called, and “Shark2u” four-bet to $8,500. Gruissem responded with an all-in five-bet, which prompted “limmouse” to fold. “Shark2u” made the call and the board ran out {5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Gruissem tabled the {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, and it was good enough to win the $25,853 pot as “Shark2u” simply mucked.

Hand #2:

There’s still a month left in the year, which means Gruissem still has time to add to his accomplishments. Rest assured, if and when that happens, PokerNews will be sure to let you know.

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