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1541 players put up $1000 each to take part in FTOPS XV – Event 12, $1,060 No Limit Hold ‘Em. The participants formed a massive prize pool that just exceeded the $1,500,000 guarantee. The prize pool of the Event 12 freeze out was the biggest of the series thus far.

Although Gavin Griffin, WPT Champion, and host of FTOPS Event 12, did not make the money, many of his fellow Full Tilt Pros did. David Pham, who holds two WSOP Bracelets, made the strongest showing, finishing in 32nd place. Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Huck Seed and online phenom Isaac Baron also made the money for Team Full Tilt. If you are an ER fan, you may notice that Mekhi Phifer, Dr. Pratt on ER, surgically navigated his way to a small cash.

The big money and big names were at the final table. Perhaps the most famous was third place finisher gboro780, who has been dominating online multi-table tournaments for years. February 2010 has been a month that gboro780 will not soon forget. In addition to his FTOPS six figure score, gboro780 won the $100 Rebuy $250,000 Guaranteed on PokerStars and took down the $75,000 Guaranteed on Full Tilt. Between the three tournaments, gboro780 has won nearly $300,000.

The big winner was kingpin023, who has an excellent tournament resume across PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Kingpin023 hit a two outer heads-up versus grindtherail to seize the momentum. His eventual triumph over grindtherail, another up and coming player, earned him over $300,000.

Congratulations to all who played!

FTOPS XV – Event #12
Players: 1,541
Buy-In: $1000 + $60
Prize Pool: $1,541,000

1.) kingpin023 – $331,315
2.) grindtherail – $209,576
3.) gboro780 – $155,641
4.) bmwmcoupe – $123,280
5.) RLD1989 – $92,460
6.) KevboyStar – $66,263
7.) yahoo33 – $43,148
8.) RandomFish666 – $30,820
9.) raver44 – $21,574

1. kingpin023 – $331,315 (kingpin023)
2. grindtherail – $209,576 (SJUHawks18)
3. gboro780 – $155,641 (gboro780)
4. bmwmcoupe – $123,280 (2eazy)
5. RLD1989 – $92,460
6. KevboyStar – $66,263
7. yahoo33 – $43,148 (kbp33)
8. RandomFish666 – $30,820
9. raver44 – $21,574 (raver44)