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Blair Hinkle Scores $1 Million in FTOPS Main Event

Final Event is Largest Tournament Ever on Full Tilt


Blair HinkleThe FTOPS XIX main event wrapped up early Monday morning, after setting the record for the largest prize pool in the site’s history.

At the end, the final three players decided to make a deal, which netted eventual runner-up Blair “blur5f6” Hinkle a mammoth $1.1 million and winner GIAMPP nearly $900,000.

The $600+$40 buy-in no-limit hold’em event was held as a multi-entry, allowing all players to register up to six times. As a result, 14,479 players sat down at the virtual felt for a share of the $8,687,400 prize pool.

Here is a look at the final results:

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

Scott ClementsAnother highlight from the series was Full Tilt Pro Scott Clements winning event no. 19 ($10,000 no-limit hold’em heads up) after remaining undefeated through an elite field of 128 players.

Clements banked nearly $300,000 after a deal at the final match. Italian and fellow Full Tilt Pro Alessio Isaia scored $285,500 for the runner-up finish.

Clements’ win, which was the largest online score of his career, brings his career earnings to more than $5 million.

Additional winners from the series include David “OSUTexan” Walker, Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Sam “miserd00d” Stein, Marius “DevilTruck” Olsvik, Alex “AD_84” Debus, Nick “Grippolio” Grippo, Mike “Scary_Tiger” Kaufman, Mike “CuteIsWhatIAim4” Telker, Chris “MrDoggy” Klodnicki, Alex “derdings” Jung, and Alex “-AKwow-” Kim.

The winner of the FTOPS XIX leader board competition is Paul “paulgees81” Volpe. Volpe made four final tables en route to capturing the series’ top honors and a special prize package of entries to FTOPS XX events. He also currently sits atop the 2011 Card Player Online Player of the Year (OPOY) race with 3,024 points.

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