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FTOPS Day 2 Events Shatter Guarantees

Although cash game traffic at Full Tilt has been on the decline since the Nov. 6 relaunch, FTOPS XXI tournament action at the resurrected site has been all the rage with each event surpassing the established guaranteed prize pools thus far.

Monday’s three tourneys had a combined prize pool of $475,000, but ended up paying out more than $1 million. The action began with Event # 2, a $216 buy-in 6-Max Omaha Hi/Lo tournament. A total of 527 players bought in and created a prize pool of $105,400. Brazil’s “joaosimaobh” managed to outlast the field and took down the the first prize of $23,188. A tough field included two-time FTOPS champ Mark “xqsays” Radoja, who finished seventh for a payday of $2,318.80.



1 joaosimaobh $23,188.00
2 BuratinBilTupoy $15,283.00
3 Anelps $11,067.00
4 Slonik555 $8,115.80
5 wintyara $5,797.00
6 Believer8219 $3,689.00
7 xqsays $2,318.80
8 paulique $2,318.80
9 karvakorva $1,749.64


The day’s second event, Event # 3, more than doubled the guaranteed prize pool of $300,00. A whopping 705 entrants ponied up $1,060 to compete in a No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Entry tourney. A final table deal allowed first place winner “forwirls” to pocket $149,950. Added to his 94th place finish in yesterday’s Event #1, “fowirls” temporarily took over the top spot of the FTOPS XXI leader board.




1 fowirls $149,950.00
2 o daskalos $125,000.00
3 KnighTT 00 $79,312.50
4 rh300487 $59,925.00
5 EMSBas $45,825.00
6 nickyluvshu $31,725.00
7 HenrikX $21,855.00
8 C Darwin2 $16,920.00
9 Oxotaments $12,690.00


The final event in Day 2 FTOPS XXI action lasted just two hours and twelve minutes. Event #4, the $216 No-Limit Hold’em Rush Turbo tournament that drew 1,018 players to more than double the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and bring the total prize money to $203,600.

Notable pros such as two-time FTOPS winner Jack “JackQKA” Ellwood, Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, and Melanie Weisman were part of the field, but failed to finish in-the-money. Poland’s “gorskow” took the title and along with $45,810 in first place prize money, lays claim to a gold FTOPS jersey and a special gold-jersey avatar to forever display on Full Tilt.




1 gorskow $45,810.00
2 GaussPoker $29,013.00
3 TyRusT $21,479.80
4 bond25459 $16,797.00
5 Velmuzhov $12,725.00
6 Chances Cards $9,162.00
7 ACov24 $6,108.00
8 PAVL1K $4,581.00
9 husaberg $3,257.60

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.