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Full Tilt kept their FTOPS series going strong last night with their largest guarantee of the tournament so far.  Event #10 was a $300 + $22 No Limit Hold’em event in which each player started with a “Super Stack” of 5,000 chips.  The guarantee for this tournament was a healthy $1.5 million, which was covered easily as 5,325 players enrolled for this event, creating a final prize pool of $1,597,500.

John Phan was the host of Event 10.  Phan of course had a “pretty good” 2008, winning 2 World Series of Poker bracelets (1 in the $3,000 NL Hold’em event and the other in the $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event).  His nice run continued in ’08 as he final tabled the World Poker Tour’s $15k buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event and went on to capture the top spot in the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event.  That one was a $9,500 buy-in NL HE event.  In addition to quickly becoming one of the most feared tournament players in the world, Phan was named the 2008 Player of the Year by both Bluff and Card Player.

Joining Phan to represent Full Tilt were 49 fellow Red Pros, including Mike Matusow, Scott Fischman,  Huck Seed, David Singer, Allen Cunningham, and Chris Ferguson.  Ferguson happened to be the first Red Pro to get knocked out of this tournament, but not many of his fellow pros were much more fortunate.  In fact, of the 50, only 9 were able to make the money.  Roy Winston was the top Red Pro for this event, finishing up at 17th, for a win of $7,827.75.

The winner for Event 10 in this year’s FTOPS was gboro780, who was able to outlast the large field and was rewarded nicely for the effort – $275,600.70.  In all, 738 players made the money as John Phan and Full Tilt closed out another great FTOPS XI event.  Here was the final table and payouts:

1)  gboro780 – $275,600.70

2)  BUSTYOU79 – $166,938.75

3)  Shoomie – $107,352

4)  Jerms13 – $83,868.75

5)  nevermo – $63,101.25

6)  ilovemypuppy – $47,126.25

7)  TorontoToro – $36,742.50

8)  J4d3dr4g0n – $27,956.50

9)  Drow – $20,767.50