The tenth installment of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series concluded earlier this week with Julian Verse winning the FTOPS X Main Event. Verse was able to defeat a field of 5,225 players in the Scott Montgomery-hosted Main Event en route to winning $450,708.50. The top 9 finishers are as follows:
1st place: Julian Verse – $450,708.50
2nd place: sckilla – $273,006.50
3rd place: Hummelhintern – $175,560
4th place: ilovepoka – $137,156.25
5th place: baseman – $103,193.75
6th place: Kraag – $77,068.75
7th place: sinrake – $60,087.50
8th place: RollinHand1 – $45,718.75
9th place: sd bum – $33,962.50
Out of the 5,225 people who paid the $500 + $35 buy-in to enter this No Limit Hold’em event, 738 ended up earning a piece of the $2.5 million prize pool. Some of the notable live and online pros who cashed in the tournament include: Huck Seed, Eddy Scharf, “PearlJammed”, Steve Zolotow, “dmmikkel”, and “Nordberg”.
FTOPS X began back on November 5th with the Mike Matusow-hosted, 6-Max No Limit Hold’em event. “davin77” cashed for $195,757.30 in this first tournament after defeating a field of 5,124 players.
The largest FTOPS X tournament – in terms of player numbers – was the $120 + $9 No Limit Hold’em Knockout event which featured a prize pool of $500,000. 7,000 players paid the buy-in and this pushed the total prize pool up to $700,000; “slaskovic” took the largest share of the $700K prize pool after winning $136,164 for first place.
The biggest buy-in featured in the FTOPS X was the $5,000 + $200 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max tournament. The guaranteed amount of money offered was $2 million, but this amount grew to $2.5 million after 500 people paid the hefty buy-in. “amak316” made the biggest cash of the FTOPS X after winning $550,000 in this expensive two day tournament.
The Full Tilt Online Poker Series started in August, 2006 and is held once every three months. Since its inaugural running, the FTOPS has managed to grow from an event which offered $2 million in guaranteed money to one which featured over $15 million in guaranteed cash during FTOPS X. The top prize in the Main Event has also gone up since the first event as the winner of the original FTOPS earned $161,480 while Julian Verse earned the sum of $450,708 for winning FTOPS X.
Full Tilt Poker is already gearing up for another FTOPS and they plan to start this one in early February.