Almost 3000 players registered to test their poker skills and endurance in Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS 2 -Day event. Never have so many players entered a 289bet 2-Day tournament. $600,000 was up for grabs and antes kicked in from the beginning so you knew the action was going to be fast and furious. The event attracted a mix of unknowns, poker phenoms, and Full Tilt Red Pros who made a Full Tilt Poker Download.
Over 20 Full Tilt Red Pros participated, but none managed to cash. Toto Leonidas, a WSOP Bracelet winner, outlasted all the pros with his 649th place finish. Leonidas was knocked out nearly 300 places before the bubble. It’s amazing that WSOP Main Event Winner Carlos Mortensen, the gorgeous Mandy B, or the skilled Vitaly Lunkin could not put together a deep run.
First place finisher, and perhaps Bright Eyes fan, noliesjustlove collected over $100,000. His volume is not very high, but if you can play a couple tournaments and hit a six-figure-score then more power to you!
i1TheTerribl, runner-up finisher, has put in some decent volume. Omaha and No Limit Hold ‘em tournaments are his specialty. He has several final tables in Full Tilt Poker’s Guaranteed Tournaments and qualified for a $7,500 Merit Cyprus Classic seat. The $75,000 from this miniFTOPS Event is the biggest of his career.
This place finisher is aheggem is another solid player. The Minnesota native collected over $50,000 for his impressive finish in the miniFTOPS 2-Day Event. He has several impressive scores of about $10,000 each at Full Tilt Poker in 2010.
NoMoDRAMA1 Wins Full Tilt Poker MiniFTOPS Event 19
MiniFTOPS is in full swing and it was quite apparent when over 2500 player registered for MiniFTOPS 19 No Limit Hold ‘Em Shootout. In a Shootout format, players must win their table before advancing to the next table full of other table winners. First place was the only thing on their mind because over $125,000 was up for grabs.
Even MiniFTOPS Events attract Full Tilt Red Pros. Event 19 was hosted by Asian beauty and high stakes cash gamer Lynette Chan. Unfortunately, the lovely host failed to make the money. Stuart Patterson, Jono Karamalikis, and UFC announcer Bruce Buffer did make the cash. A tournament terror and Full Tilt Pro managed to make an ever elusive final table. Also known as PearlJammed, Turner finished in 7th place andadded to his $1.6 million in online winnings.
Besting Jon Turner, and the rest of the field, was NoMoDRAMA1. He isn’t a grinder like some players, but he does have some solid finishes. His MiniFTOPS victory, which earned him over $21,000, is by far the biggest score of his career. We want to see Mo’ NoMoDRAMA1 at the tables and hope he continues his hot streak.
Runner-up Sir Streit is also a relatively unknown. He is running hot in September though, no doubt. After his second place finish, he finished second place again in the The Fifty-Fifty, pocketing almost $6,5000. He has almost $20,000 in winnings this month. OTT CANADA, the third place finisher, excels at tournament poker as well as the caps lock button. He has over $250,000 in career earnings across PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and UB. He final tabled the Sunday Warm-Up in 2007 and won $21,000, his biggest score to date.
MiniFTOPS rolls on until the $1,000,000 Main Event on September, 19. As these guys proved, you don’t have to be a pro to make big money. MiniFTOPS is an excellent opportunity to try out Full Tilt Poker today!