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Full Tilt FTOPS XXI Day 8 Recap

Sunday’s action at Full Tilt for the FTOPS series saw two tourneys pay out over $1.6 million. The 35-event festival has now passed the halfway mark as Events #17 and #18 allowed a combined 1,080 players to finish in-the-money. The day’s first event had a $120 + $9 buy-in for No-Limit Hold’em Knockout with multi-entries permitted. Matty “DrewAce34” Levine bested a field of 6,106 to take home $104,412. More than $12,000 was in the bounty prize pool and Levine added a few more bucks to his bankroll when he knocked out “Stamdogg” to win a gold jersey. Cashouts went to the top 720 players in a total prize pool of $610,600.

The final nine in Event #17:

1 DrewAce34 $104,412

2 Stamdogg $72,661

3 JWeiSS31 $51,901

4 tilt thisAA $39,078

5 asforr $29,278

6 SheMustSayYes $20,149

7 Heli_Hansen $13,127

8 PinkPanther05 $9,159

9 callyoudownn $6,411


Another 3,487 entries bought in for $300 + $22 in Event #18, which was also a multi-entry No-Limit Hold’em affair. The guaranteed prize pool of $750,000 jumped to $1,046,100. More than 15 hours of exciting tournament action culminated in Dani “Ansky451” Stern lining his pockets with $193,528 as the champion. Notable finishes included third place for Bryn “OneUponAStar” Kenney, which was good for $93,102 and the temporary lead in the FTOPS XXI Leaderboard race with one week to go. Landing in the top 360 meant a payout of at least $575.35.

The final table results for Event #18:

1 Ansky451 $193,528

2 Just Speechless $135,993

3 OneUponAStar $93,102

4 luckylucano10 $69,042

5 kakagun $52,305

6 m_hawk_1 $38,810

7 jables20 $27,721

8 PureProfitFour $19,666

9 xiexz $13,285

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