Turbo tourneys are always action-packed with many preflop shoves and chip leads changing regularly. FTOPS XIV Event #15 was no exception. It was a $200+$16 buy-in tournament that ran on a turbo schedule. With more than 2,800 players, the prize pool ran up to $564,800. The tournament went from beginning to crowning its winner in just three hours and 25 minutes.
The final table was seated as follows:
Seat 1 – overbe777 (301,265)
Seat 2 – brin1285 (1,186,754)
Seat 3 – DE KID (322,678)
Seat 4 – skinjiimi (457,592)
Seat 5 – bobboufl11 (947,955)
Seat 6 – FresnoDull (1,443,115)
Seat 7 – charder30fanobv (117,380)
Seat 8 – Big Bear Hills (111,106)
Seat 9 – fan4mizzou (751,155)
With the blinds at 20,000/40,000, the largest stack at the table had only 23 big blinds. This provided enthralling final table play with the preflop shoves coming repeatedly and little postflop action to be seen.
Overbe777 was the first to go when he was busted out holding KcQc and ran into bobboufl11’s AsKs. A three-way pot saw DE KID’s AhQc go against Big Bear Hills’ 4h6h against fan4mizzou’s 4h6d. The best hand held and DE KID tripled up while Big Bears Hills was sent to the rail in eighth place. FresnoDull would fall victim to fan4mizzou after his Jd7s was unable to best fan4mizzou’s AcTc. FresnoDull left in seventh place. DE KID would be the next to go (in sixth place) when his Kh8h lost to bobboufl11’s Ac8s.
Brin1285 hit a patch of bad luck when his aces were cracked by fan4mizzou’s Qh9d. In the subsequent hand, his Kc3d ran into fan4mizzou’s pocket queens and he was sent to the rail in fifth place. Fan4mizzou was out in fourth place after his Kh5h hit top pair on the flop to have skinjiimi’s Ad6d hit an ace on the river. Charder30fanobv would claim his place for heads-up play when his Ac8h beat bobboufl11’s Ks2h for all of his chips. Only 86 hands after beginning the final table, bobboufl11 was out in third place and heads-up play was set to start.
Five hands later, the short-stacked skinjiimi shoved 8c9h to be called by charder30fanobv’s AcJd. In rather anti-climactic fashion, the Qc3s2h7sKc board hit neither player and charder30fanobv won the tournament and the $114,654.40 prize with ace-high.
The tournament results for FTOPS XIV Event #15 are as follows:
1st – charder30fanobv ($114,654.40)
2nd – skinjiimi ($73,988.80)
3rd – bobboufl11 ($54,785.60)
4th – fan4mizzou ($41,230.40)
5th – brin1285 (28,804.80)
6th – DE KID ($19,203.20)
7th – FresnoDull ($14,990.40)
8th – Big Bear Hills (9,036.80)
9th – overbe777 (6777.60)