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And another FTOPS Event is in the books. This time it was the FTOPS XII Event 7 high buy-in. It was a $100+9 R+A event, which had 2850 total rebuys and in excess of 1100 addons.

For this event, 1807 hopefuls showed up to lay claim to the title. Among these were known pros Keith Sexton, Paul Sexton, Maciek Gracz, Isaac Baron, Stefan Rapp, Bill Gazes, Lee watkinson, Christian Kruel, Dag Martin “dmmikkle” Mikkelse and a deep run by Gavin Smith.

Watching Gavin once he was deep was a thing of beauty. The man knows tourneys, fo’ shizzle. If you struggle in your game, try railing some of the more succesful pros to see what they do. You will learn a ton.

As we arrived to the final nine, most of the Full Tilt Reds dropped out of the race. Gavin sneaked into the final table with an average stack. The action continued with literally the first hand of the final table:

#9 Yeshaya: Early Exit on the final table.
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 10000/20000 Blinds 2500 Ante (9 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

supercool2mafia (MP3) (t1374905)
KRANGU (CO) (t1287977)
Gavin Smith (Button) (t847091)
TBaller247 (SB) (t769477)
Blastergv (BB) (t684277)
UW14 (UTG) (t1700176)
Yeshaya (UTG+1) (t587042)
donivan31 (MP1) (t1208280)
p2ryan2003 (MP2) (t790275)

Preflop:
UW14 bets t97000Yeshaya raises to t584542 (All-In)7 folds, UW14 calls t487542

Flop: (t1221584) 2, 10, A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t1221584) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t1221584) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t1221584

Results:
UW14 had K, A (three of a kind, Aces).
Yeshaya had K, K (two pair, Aces and Kings).
Outcome: UW14 won t1221584

Congratulations Yeshaya for a job well done. Yeshaya went home with $7,200 for his efforts tonight, which is 72x the buy-in. Very nice indeed.

#8 Standard. The hand played itself really.
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 10000/20000 Blinds 2500 Ante (8 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

supercool2mafia (Button) (t1304227)
KRANGU (SB) (t1406752)
Gavin Smith (BB) (t728316)
TBaller247 (UTG) (t478623)
Blastergv (UTG+1) (t716777)
UW14 (MP1) (t2636618)
donivan31 (MP2) (t1116112)
p2ryan2003 (CO) (t862075)

Preflop:
2 foldsUW14 bets t540001 fold, p2ryan2003 calls t54000, 3 folds

Flop: (t158000) 9, Q, 2 (2 players)
UW14 bets t80000p2ryan2003 raises to t288500UW14 raises to t2580118 (All-In), p2ryan2003 calls t517075 (All-In)

Turn: (t1769150) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t1769150) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t1769150

Results:
UW14 had A, A (two pair, Aces and tens).
p2ryan2003 had A, Q (two pair, Queens and tens).
Outcome: UW14 won t1769150

Congratulations p2ryan2003 for an impressive showing, and taking home $10,200!

#7 And another one of these “hands that play themselves”
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 10000/20000 Blinds 2500 Ante (7 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

supercool2mafia (CO) (t1301727)
KRANGU (Button) (t1394252)
Gavin Smith (SB) (t705816)
TBaller247 (BB) (t476123)
Blastergv (UTG) (t714277)
UW14 (MP1) (t3543693)
donivan31 (MP2) (t1113612)

Preflop:
4 folds, KRANGU calls t20000, 1 foldTBaller247 bets t473623 (All-In), KRANGU calls t453623

Flop: (t974746) 5, K, 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t974746) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t974746) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t974746

Results:
KRANGU had A, K (three of a kind, Kings).
TBaller247 had 9, A (one pair, Kings).
Outcome: KRANGU won t974746

Congrats TBaller247 for a job well done and taking home $15,000 for his efforts tonight!

#6 And another one. Holy crap only standard bustouts on this final table. No imagination!

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 14000/28000 Blinds 3500 Ante (6 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

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supercool2mafia (UTG) (t732619)
KRANGU (MP) (t2270784)
Gavin Smith (CO) (t1498232)
Blastergv (Button) (t921548)
UW14 (SB) (t2974643)
donivan31 (BB) (t851674)

Preflop:
2 foldsGavin Smith bets t729501 foldUW14 raises to t261000,donivan31 raises to t848174 (All-In)1 fold, UW14 calls t587174

Flop: (t1790298) 8, 6, J (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t1790298) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t1790298) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t1790298

Results:
UW14 had Q, Q (one pair, Queens).
donivan31 had K, A (high card, Ace).
Outcome: UW14 won t1790298

Congrats donivan31 for exhibiting good poker instinct all night tonight and taking home $24,600!

#5 Massive draws hit once in a while. Sucks if your tournament life is on the line and the bigger draw hits, instakilling you.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 20000/40000 Blinds 5000 Ante (5 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

supercool2mafia (UTG) (t1250578)
KRANGU (MP) (t1297777)
Gavin Smith (Button) (t2014764)
Blastergv (SB) (t1662096)
UW14 (BB) (t3024285)

Preflop:
1 foldKRANGU bets t1000012 folds, UW14 calls t60001

Flop: (t245002) 4, 6, 3 (2 players)
UW14 bets t2919284 (All-In), KRANGU calls t1192776 (All-In)

Turn: (t2630554) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t2630554) K (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t2630554

Results:
UW14 had 10, 7 (flush, King high).
KRANGU had 6, 5 (flush, King high).
Outcome: UW14 won t2630554
Congratulations KRANGU for a job well done, taking home $35,400!

#4 Bigger stack never fails to win obv.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 20000/40000 Blinds 5000 Ante (4 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

supercool2mafia (SB) (t1360577)
Gavin Smith (BB) (t2890264)
Blastergv (UTG) (t1153597)
UW14 (Button) (t3845062)

Preflop:
Blastergv bets t977501 fold,supercool2mafia raises to t1355577 (All-In)1 fold, Blastergv calls t1050847 (All-In)

Flop: (t2357194) 4, 5, A (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: (t2357194) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: (t2357194) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: t2357194

Results:
supercool2mafia had 6, A (two pair, Aces and Queens).
Blastergv had 10, 10 (two pair, Queens and tens).
Outcome: supercool2mafia won t2357194

Congratulations Blastergv for an impressive showing tonight, and taking home $47,400!

#3 Hello River! How you doin’?
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 20000/40000 Blinds 5000 Ante (3 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

supercool2mafia (SB) (t1437026)
Gavin Smith (BB) (t6142878)
UW14 (Button) (t1669596)

Preflop:
UW14 bets t160000,supercool2mafia raises to t1432026 (All-In)1 fold, UW14 calls t1272026

Flop: (t2919052) Q, J, 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t2919052) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t2919052) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t2919052

Results:
UW14 had K, 9 (straight, King high).
supercool2mafia had A, 8(high card, Ace).
Outcome: UW14 won t2919052

supercool2mafia sucked out a ton on the FT, but it seems his luck ran out in 3rd for a good $60,600. Polish your luckbox better next time!

Gavin Smith vs. UW14 would duke it out for the FTOPS XII Event #7 Title. I have to say, watching Gavin in his deep run tonight was a thing of beauty. If you want to know MTTs, you have to watch Gavin play some time.

HU lasted a fair amount of hands, but eventually this gem happened (also, as per FT policy, no chickenshit deals on the Final Table. PLAY TO WIN!):

#HU Boom Headshot!

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em Tournament, 25000/50000 Blinds 6000 Ante (2 handed) – Full-TiltConverter Tool fromFlopTurnRiver.com

saw flop | saw showdown

Gavin Smith (Button) (t6749512)
UW14 (SB) (t2499988)

Preflop:
Gavin Smith calls t25000, UW14 bets t2493988 (All-In), Gavin Smith calls t2443988

Flop: (t4999976) 6, 8, J (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t4999976) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t4999976) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t4999976

Results:
Gavin Smith had A, 6 (two pair, sixes and twos).
UW14 had 9, A (one pair, twos).
Outcome: Gavin Smith won t4999976

And since this is the last hand of the tourney, I have one of those nice pics for you all.
GavinSmith Wins FTOPS XII Event#7
Congrats Gavin Smith for (FINALLY) taking down (ANY, LIVE OR ONLINE THAT IS NOT PAD) the tournament! Gavin smith also earned a FTOPS Jersey, but he already has a custom avatar so he does not need it. (Hey Gavin throw it this way!)

Winner took home $123,600, and second place takes down $81,600. Congratulations all who participated!

//Full winners list to follow as soon as its posted.