FTOPS Day 11: Kevin "-1SickDisease-" Eyster and Grayson "swish3113" Ramage Win Gold
The Full Tilt Online Poker Series XXI continued Wednesday with two more events from the 35-event schedule — Event #25: $322 Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-up, and Event #26: $322 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max w/ Rebuys.
Top online pros continued to have success in this FTOPS series as Kevin "-1SickDisease-" Eyster scooped his first FTOPS jersey in Event #25. Eyster defeated Joseph “MTstackin88″ Spanne for the title in the heads-up event. In Event #26, Grayson "swish3113" Ramage bested a tough final table that included Brandon "norajean" Meyers and Jochum "groengras" Weenink to win the gold jersey and $65,160.
There were no changes atop the FTOPS XXI leader board as "Callyoudownn" maintained the lead with 558 points. Notables Bryn "OneUponAStar" Kenney (2nd - 543 points), Chance "Chances Cards" Kornuth (6th - 413 points) and Meyers (7th - 401 points) still have their eyes on the custom Full Tilt Poker avatar and the $10,000 FTOPS XXII package that will go to the leaderboard winner.
Here's a look at the results from Wednesday's FTOPS XXI events:
Event 25: Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-up
Event #25 smashed its $30,000 guarantee as 235 players entered the $322 heads-up tournament. The eventual winner would need to be victorious in seven consecutive matches to collect the $17,273 top prize.
Among the players who advanced to the Round of 32 and in the money were Kevin "-1SickDisease-" Eyster, Kevin "kice32" Iacofano, Ronald Grauer, Benny "psychobenny" Spindler, Kevin "kice32" Iacofano, Chance "Chances Cards" Kornuth, and Joseph “MTstackin88″ Spanne. Eyster, Iacofano and Spanne reached the final four, and Eyster and Spanne advanced to play in the championship match.
The two poker pros elected not to make a deal, and Eyster went on to win the title, collecting his first FTOPS jersey in the process. Eyster also added 200 leaderboard points to his FTOPS XXI total, boosting him into 12th in the standings.
|1||Kevin "-1SickDisease-" Eyster||$17,273|
|2||Joseph “MTstackin88″ Spanne||$9,870|
|3||Kevin "kice32" Iacofano||$5,111|
Event 26: No Limit Hold'em Six-Max w/ Rebuys
The six-max rebuy events have always been a big hit during the FTOPS series, and Wednesday's event was no different as 294 players accounted for 369 rebuys and 242 add-ons to generate a prize pool of $271,500 — nearly triple the guaranteed prize pool.
Grayson "swish3113" Ramage continued his onslaught on high-stakes online tournaments by taking this one down for $65,160. Ramage, a Texas native who moved to Costa Rica to resume his poker career, defeated Jochum "groengras" Weenink and Brandon "norajean" Meyers at the final table. Meyers was coming off his own FTOPS win earlier this week.
Others cashing in the event were Matt "healey87" Healey (8th - $7,059), Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson (9th - $5,430), Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen (14th - $3,258), Matthias "goodvibe" Neu (15th - $3,258), and Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong (17th - $2,715).
|1||Grayson "swish3113" Ramage||$65,160|
|4||Brandon "norajean" Meyers||$22,263|
|5||Jochum "groengras" Weenink||$15,747|
FTOPS XXI will resume on Thursday with two more events: Event 27, $109 No-Limit Hold'em ($50,000 guarantee at 1100 ET) and Event 28, $322 Razz ($20,000 guarantee at 1400 ET). To view the entire schedule, head over to FullTiltPoker.com.