Event #16 brought out some stiff competition, which should come as no surprise to anyone. During the last series, FTR’s own ilikeaces86 won this very same type of event, the $300 rebuy, 6-max event for $257k, and had to beat out an extremely tough final table that included Danny “THE_D_RY” Ryan, and BKiCe. This year, the event featured a $1 million guarantee, while attracting 1,072 players looking for a huge score.
This year, the event attracted 1,072 players, inflating the prize pool from its original $1,000,000 guarantee, up to $1,132,800. This tournament brought out some of the best and the brightest in the online poker world, all vying for an amazing six-figure payday.
A boatload of tough and well-known players bowed out before the final table. Hoodini10 busted in 14th, taking away $9062.40. Tony Pisser finished 16th for $7,363.20, fresh off his deep finish in Event 12. Adamoos, GetPWN3D, TheStein, BKiCe, and CalBandGreat all fell between 20th and 30th. The Full Tilt Pro with the best showing was Berry Johnston, who busted out in 34th for $4,304.64.
As for the final table, it was populated with some of the 꽁머니사이트 toughest competition that can be found in the online tournament circuit. It featured some of the heavyweights, in Shaun “tedsfishfry” Deeb and Tmay420, and also featured NEONPILS99, who’s been coming on strong in the past six months, with numerous big scores. Shaundeeb is just coming off his first six-figure score online, taking down the Sunday Warm-up on Poker Stars for over $100k, and Tmay420 has had an awesome year thus far, with nearly $400k in the last four months in cashes. Xqsays was a bit unknown before this series, but made his mark in Event #9, a $322 No Limit Hold ‘Em event, taking 3rd out of 5,090 players, taking down $102,614 for his finish. Could he top that finish, and in the process hold off shaundeeb and Tmay420?
Despite his accolades, shaun busted out 6th, taking home a solid $38,515 for his efforts. He got it in good, with AT vs. NEONPILS99’s KQ. The flop was clean, but the turn put out a Q, and shaun was sent packing.
STELLA05 would be the next victim at the final table, getting eliminated in 5th place, for $60,038. Tmay420 would follow suit, falling short in 4th place, for $83,827.
By making it to three-handed play, xqsays had guaranteed himself yet another six figure cash in the FTOPS VIII series, with the Halfrek being the only player trumping his amazing accomplishment in this series. He was able to outlast the Canadian NEONPILS99, who left in 3rd, for $112,147. However, xqsays wasn’t able to close it out, as the unknown stuckmyass took him down, leaving xqsays with 2nd place and $157,459.
However, for stuckmyass, not only did he claim a prestigious first place, but he took away an enormous $236,189, which isn’t bad for outlasting 1,071 other players, and certainly not bad for ten hours of work.
Congratulations to everyone who hit it big, and be sure to check back to FTR Blogs as we finish out our coverage of FTOPS VIII!
Below is a list of everyone who cashed in FTOPS VIII Event #16.
Place Player ID $ Won
1 stuckmyass $236,188.80
2 xqsays $157,459.20
3 NEONPILS99 $112,147.20
4 Tmay420 $83,827.20
5 STELLA05 $60,038.40
6 tedsfishfry $38,515.20
7 MPetes $23,788.80
8 PatHuntKK $23,788.80
9 AvertBet $16,992.00
10 da Mom2 $16,992.00