The Full Tilt Online Poker Series XXII continued Monday with three more tournaments from the 38-event schedule — Event #3 $216 Pot-Limit Omaha , Event #4 $1,060 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max, and Event #5 $216 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo.
The big story of the day was British poker superstar Chris Moorman who claimed his first FTOPS title by outlasting a field of 399 to win Event #3. Moorman is online poker's all-time tournament winnings leader with more than $9.2 million in career cashes, and he added another $21,250 to his total on Monday.
Moorman's closest brush with an FTOPS title prior to Monday came in 2009 when he lost heads-up to Mark "xqsays" Radoja in a $300 rebuy event. Moorman locked up $204,000 in that tournament after agreeing to a heads-up deal, but Radoja went on to win the jersey.
Despite the relatively small score in Event #3, Moorman was pleased to get the monkey off his back.
Finally won an FTOPS!, Of course it was in the RUSH PLO!! Thanks @PhilGalfond for those plo videos I grind every night just before bed :)March 19, 2013Follow
Other notables reaching final tables on Monday were Jason "jadedjason" James, Anton "antesvante" Wigg, and John "kleath" Leathart. Here’s a summary of Monday's FTOPS tournaments:
Event #3 attracted 399 players and fell short of its $85,000 guarantee by more than $5,000. The fast-paced Rush Poker format combined with the loose play in pot-limit Omaha resulted in Chris "Moormanl" Moorman needing just 4 hours and 45 minutes to claim his first FTOPS jersey. Other notables going deep in the event were Spencer "UHBigTex" Hudson (23rd - $425) and Chris "Gettin Daize" Oliver (26th - $425).
|1||Chris "Moormanl" Moorman||$21,250|
One of the largest buy-ins of FTOPS XXII drew 784 players to generate a prize pool of $784,000, smashing the $500,000 guarantee. As you'd expect, many of the top online players in the game posted the $1,000 buy-in to participate, and several made deep runs late into the night. Brandon "norajean" Meyers (9th - $12,544), Matthias "goodvibe" Neu (10th - $12,544), Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (15th - $7,056) all reached the final three tables but fell short when it mattered, leaving Jason "jadedjason" James and Anton "antesvante" Wigg as the headliners at the six-handed final table.
Wigg busted in fourth place and missed out on the deal which guaranteed a six-figure payday for the top three finishers. James locked up $102,552 before busting in third place, and Germany's "keinebeine" went on to beat Sweden's "C Darwin2" for the title.
|*3||Jason "jadedjason" James||$102,552|
|4||Anton "antesvante" Wigg||$60,368|
*denotes three-handed deal
The last event on the Day 2 slate saw 931 runners compete in the $215 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo. After just 3 hours and 16 minutes, "l Caio Pimenta l" defeated top online grinder John "kleath" Leathart heads-up for the jersey and the $37,240 top prize. Among the notables who fell short of the final table were Mat "checktrap11" Cuthbertson (11th - $1,862) and Dominik "bastet2004" Stopka (20th - $801).
|1||l Caio Pimenta l||$37,240|
|2||John "kleath" Leathart||$24,802|
FTOPS XXII resumes on Tuesday with three more events: Event #6 $216
PL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max ; Event $7 $322 Razz; and Event #8 $200 + $16 NL Hold'em
Rush Turbo. To view the entire schedule, head over to FullTiltPoker.com.
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