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The always popular Full Tilt Online Poker Series continued yesterday with Event #8, a 6-max Knockout tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $600K. The buy-in for this event was $240 + $16, with $200 going to the prize pool and knockouts worth $40 each.

This exciting format drew 3,499 entries, paying out the top 390 finishers. The prize pool ended up at $699,800, exceeding the guarantee by a fair margin.

Event #8 was hosted by Full Tilt Pro Andrew Black, and drew an impressive lineup of the Full Tilt “red pros” including Allen Cunningham, Clonie Gowen, Scott Fischman, and Jon Turner, aka “PearlJammed”. Out of the 30 Full Tilt Pros that entered, only 5 finished in the money. Luis Velador was the best performer out of this group, finishing in 230th place.

In the end, it was Laurence Houghton, aka “whatariver1” that outdueled Emansnrg heads up to take down the tournament and earn the 1st place payout of $137,153.80. Laurence has an impressive track record on Full Tilt, with a win in the $1K Monday for $91,750 in June of this year. He also has a win in the $100K guaranteed $109 rebuy for $34,200 this year.

Here’s how the final table shaped up:

1st    whatariver1    $137,153.80
2nd    Emansnrg    $ 86,075.40
3rd    FZth1        $ 58,783.20
4th    gogogivestack    $ 45,487.00
5th    EddyStoefs    $ 31.840.90
6th     zapatero    $ 21,693.80