Gavin Smith Takes Down FTOPS Event 7

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Not since Erick Lindgren won the FTOPS event that he himself hosted has one of Full Tilt poker’s Red Pros enjoyed success in the tournaments. However, Gavin Smith turned out as another exception that proves the rule by taking down the $109 NLHE rebuy.

Just over 1,800 players entered and the prize pool was just under $400,000 – Full Tilt failed to make the guarantee and had to bring it up to $400k themselves. Eventually Gavin Smith made it heads-up with UW14 but had to settle for second place, taking home $81,600.

Smith collected over $123,000 for his victory. He has one WPT title and can add this to over $4.7m in tournament winnings – shockingly, he is still in the red on Full Tilt’s tournaments despite this win.

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