Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS XVIII was very eventful this time around. Many people turned small buy-ins into big bucks.  As the series winded down, Full Tilt held Event 29, a two-day NLHE Super Stack tournament. The event featured the largest buy-in of the series and 3,673 people ponied up the $200+16 for their chance at the guaranteed prize pool of $600,000. The guarantee was easily cleared though, making the actual prize pool an astounding $734,600!

Hosting the two-day event was Full Tilt Pro Erick Lindgren. Lindgren is a very successful tournament poker player whose career winnings exceed $7,400,000. During his career he has earned two WPT titles and won a WSOP bracelet in 2008. In that same year, Lindgren was named WSOP player of the year after he cashed in five events and won $1,348,528 in prize money.

Many other Full Tilt Red Pros joined Lindgren in the event, including Lindgren’s girlfriend Erica Shoenberg, former WSOP Main Event Champion Carlos Mortensen, four-time bracelet winner Huck Seed as well as many others. Only two pros placed well enough to cash, though. Adam Shoenfeld finished in 101st place, taking home $771.33. Friend of Full Tilt Eunjong Byun faired a bit better, finishing in 44th and winning  $1,616.12.

The winner of the two-day event was ThePateychuk. He outlasted many tough opponents through two long days of poker to take down the tournament and a prize of $146,920! The score was by far the biggest of the Russian’s online poker career. Before the tournament, ThePateychuk had only amassed around $4,000 in tournament winnings, so this was a giant boost to his ROI!

Congratulations to all those who cashed in Event 29 and in all the tournaments throughout MiniFTOPS XVIII. Here are the results from the final table:

Full Tilt Poker MiniFTOPS XVIII Event 29 ($200+16 NLHE, $600,000 Guaranteed)
3,673 Entrants; $
734,600 prize pool

1.  ThePateychuk — $146,920.00
2. Aminita Love — $92,599.60
3. AA POKORHAN AA — $67,583.20
4. drgulogulo — $50,687.40
5. SharkInTheWater — $35,260.80
6. rakeinfools — $23,507.20
7. swish3113 — $15,389.87
8.  Method9999 — $10,284.40
9. Sly Zim 24 — $7,346.00