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Online Poker -- FTOPS XVIII Concludes

JHoWn Wins $411,932 Monday Morning in Main Event

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Lee ChildsThe Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) XVIII ended early Monday morning with the conclusion of the $600+$40 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. Unknown JHoWn outlasted 5,023 players to win $411,932 after a three-way deal.

The FTOPS XVIII main event had a guaranteed prize pool of $3 million, and the tournament surpassed the mark by $13,800.

Professional Lee “acumen53” Childs made the final table of the event, finishing in fifth place for a six-figure score of $144,512. Other notables who cashed in the event include Brendon “Brendooor” Rubie (12th) and Justin “YourTimeIsUp” Schwartz (14th).

Here is a look at the final results:

1. JHoWn — $411,932*
2. hilyaki — $337,930*
3. ReifesEisen — $380,313*
4. sik0tic27 — $192,883
5. Lee “acumen53” Childs — $144,512
6. kasper74 — $99,455
7. Leeba3443 — $64,797
8. macqueen56 — $45,207
9. UGOTGYPSYD — $31,645

The second largest prize of the series was claimed in event No. 29 ($2,000+$100 no-limit hold’em), which was won by tennisassxy for $332,265. Third-place finisher log1c07 took home slightly more in the three-way deal at the final table. The two-day event drew 1,088 players and featured a prize pool of $2,176,000

Here is a look at the final results:

1. tennisassxy — $332,265*
2. Michael “Yubaball” Hull — $342,175*
3. log1c07 — $354,808*
4. Matthias “goodvibe” Neu — $179,520
5. gomore — $136,000
6. tehe stop it — $97,920
7. Keith “DaMurdera3” Ferrera — $65,280
8. Phil “USCPhildo” Collins — $48,960
9. ericontilt — $34,816

Soi NguyenOne of the other big story lines of FTOPS XVIII was Soi Nguyen winning his own event. Altogether the series consisted of more than $19 million in guaranteed prize money, giving the online poker site’s players a chance at poker glory.

Here is a look at the other winners:

Event 1: Pageh656 ($117,434)
Event 2: TUTANKHAMEN ($56,188)
Event 3: BigGamesJames ($60,795)
Event 4: Deron Good ($33,296)
Event 5: UhhMee ($122,700)
Event 6: SlevinRO ($71,000)
Event 7: pokerlogic1 ($23,700)
Event 8: Bart89 ($86,000)
Event 9: Mr Perfekt ($138,697)
Event 10: TheHesse ($75,554)
Event 11: s00tedj0kers89 ($155,488)
Event 12: Kopek3 ($89,088)
Event 13: not_ya_friend ($227,575)
Event 14: demetrius ($13,986)
Event 15: mordi20 ($30,234)
Event 16: sebbau ($274,234)
Event 17: Bhanks11 ($47,745)
Event 18: Soi Nguyen ($78,504)
Event 19: extassyman ($69,621)
Event 20: DrawLive ($26,195)
Event 21: samfarhaJR ($51,696)
Event 22: Private ATM ($213,500)
Event 23: gizmodog1 ($32,580)
Event 24: GoLeafsGoEh ($92,797)
Event 25: Anna Rexic ($25,000)
Event 26: LuCkyTDoGG ($76,213)
Event 27: FlopeDeNuts ($100,980)
Event 28: EvilTeddy90 ($23,800)
Event 30: theman2892 ($131,243)
Event 31: Fisheye25 ($31,763)
Event 32: pixie183 ($202,484)
Event 33: timkrank ($184,411)