Full Tilt Poker Series (FTOPS) XIX Event 44 was the series’ penultimate event. As such, over 6,000 players registered for one last shot at FTOPS’ glory. The format of the tournament was a doozy – a Super Stack Knockout played Six-Handed. The players were amped thanks to the prize pool that exceeded the $1 million mark.

Hosting Event 44 was Peter Jetten, a Canadian Full Tilt Red Pro. Jetten is most famous for his runner-up finish in a PLO World Series of Poker (WSOP) event. He didn’t win but he did take home over $500,000. In 2010, Jetten final tabled the Aussie Millions Main Event and made a deep run in the WSOP Main Event (54th).

FTOPS XIX Event #44 attracted several of Full Tilt’s famous pros. Taylor Caby, David Benyamine, Erica Schoenberg, and Josh Arieh were in attendance. Bill Gazes, Jeff Madsen, Maciek Gracz, Matt Jarvis, and Steve Zolotow made the money. Although five pros cashed, none made it deep.

After a 4-way deal, AndyMcloed defeated the final three play and claimed ultimate victory. He doesn’t put in the volume we see from most online tournament winners, but more power to him. For his win, AndyMcloed received over $163k and a virtual gold jersey avatar that identifies him as an FTOPS’ champion. Congratulations!

Once again, FTOPS XIX was a rousing success with over $20 million in prize money awarded. See you in three months for FTOPS XX!

Event #44NL Hold’em, 6-Max, Knockout
Players: 6,127
Buy-In: $240 + $16
Prize Pool: $1,225,400

1.) AndyMcloed – $163,365*
2.) King2173 – $131,612*
3.) Baby Drake – $143,460*
4.) selinantis – $112,037*
5.) aj66johnson – $53,918
6.) Cal42688 – $36,762