FTOPS Day 6: Brandon "norajean" Meyers Wins Event #12 for $40,907

FTOPS XXI

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series XXI continued Friday with two more events from the 35-event schedule — Event #12 $216 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max and Event #13 $322 2-7 Triple Draw Six-Max.

Poker pro Brandon "norajean" Meyers was the biggest earner on Friday for his victory in Event #12. Meyers, who moved from Las Vegas to Mexico last year, collected more than $40,000 and his first FTOPS gold jersey. He now has victories in FTOPS and MiniFTOPS events; his victory in a $26 MiniFTOPS event in 2010 netted him $49,198.

Friday's win vaulted Meyers into the top 10 of the FTOPS XXI leader board. He sits in 10th place with 261 points, still a ways behind points leader "mrcall912" (431 points).

Here’s a summary of Friday's tournaments:

Event #12: $216 Limit Hold'em Rush Multi-Entry

Event #12 easily surpassed its $150,000 guaranteed prize pool as 981 players generated a prize pool of $196,200. Several notables made deep runs, including Damian Salas (10th — $2,943), Bryan "bparis" Paris (15th — $1,569), Aaron "aguskb" Gustavson (21st — $1,059), and Luke "IWEARGOGGLES" Staudenmaier (28th — $882).

But in the end it was Brandon "norajean" Meyers who stole the show. At a six-handed final table that included four players from The Netherlands, Meyers represented his new home of Mexico by defeating "ydere" heads-up to win the $40,907 top prize and the FTOPS gold jersey. He made his victory known on Twitter shortly after he took it down:

oncommandtraded in the small silver jersey for a big gold one today #upgrademe #ftops
Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$16981$196,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1Brandon "norajean" Meyers$40,907
2"ydere"$27,271
3"eh90tcm"$19,423
4“Klompie”$14,518
5"r1mf1sh"$10,398
6"Funkytwisted"$6,670

Event #13 $322 2-7 Triple Draw Six-Max

Event #13 was the first and only 2-7 triple draw event on the FTOPS XXI slate, and the $300 buy-in tournament drew top pros like Jon "pearljammer" Turner, Calvin "Cal42688" Anderson, Luke "_FullFlush1_" Schwartz, Steve "Illini213" Barshak and Kevin "kice32" Iacofano. The 208-players field created a prize pool of $62,400, destroying the $20,000 guarantee.

Shyam "S_Dot111" Srinivasan finished as the bubble boy in 25th place, and the top 24 players were guaranteed a minimum payday of $686. Among the players who cashed were Wade "ricestud" Townsend (11th — $1,029) and former FTOPS champ "shuriken555" (12th — $1,029).

After seven and a half hours of play, Russia's "Gennadiy As" emerged as the champion after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Norway's "kingkai." "Gennadiy As" collected the bigger share of the prize money ($13,590) and the gold jersey, and the runner-up saw $12,274 added to his Full Tilt Poker account.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$22208$62,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1"Gennadiy As"$13,590*
2"kingkai"$12,274*
3"KKHoldem"$7,550
4“cladarth”$5,491
5“Budnikov”$3,931
6“MrTightass”$2,620

*Denotes heads-up deal

FTOPS XXI will resume on Saturday with two more events: Event #14 $535 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-up ($10,000 guarantee at 1100 ET) and Event #15 $322 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max ($100,000 guarantee at 1400 ET). To view the entire schedule, head over to FullTiltPoker.com.

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