Blair Hinkle takes $1m at FTOPS Main Event

Blair Hinkle takes $1m at FTOPS Main Event

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The latest edition of Full Tilt Poker's FTOPSFTOPS online tournament extravaganza came to a record-breaking conclusion over the weekend with the $600+$40 FTOPS Main Event creating the biggest tournament prize pool in the site's history.

The Main Event allowed multiple entries with players able to register up to six times. All told 14,479 bought in creating a whopping prize pool of $8,687,400, far exceeding the guarantee of $3m.

The title eventually went to GIAMPP who pocketed $877,949.74 for the win. The Italian didn't win the most money though. That accolade went to the eventual runner up Blair Hinkle who took $1,162,950 after a three-way chop. SirMad was the third big winner of the evening, taking $805,440..26 for his third place finish.

The final table positions and payouts were as follows:

1* GIAMPP $877,949.74
2* Blair "blur5f6" Hinkle $1,162,949.74
3* SirMad $805,440.26
4 Nayza $451,744.80
5 WiLDmAn75 $321,433.80
6 J NOCK $230,216.10
7 425wedabest $165,060.60
8 beerocrat $121,623.60
9 Colonel Mustard $86,005.26

Attention now turns to the Mini FTOPS which offer a similar range of events at FTOPS proper with much smaller buy ins. The action gets under way on 5 March with the $75 multi entry Main Event scheduled for Sun 20 March. The Main Event prize pool is guaranteed at $1.25m but if the FTOPS Main Event is anything to go by it could be much higher.

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