Ansky451, Stamdogg Dominate FTOPS XXI Over Weekend

Dani Stern
Dani "Ansky451" Stern

Dani “Ansky451” Stern and Keven “Stamdogg” Stammen made huge scores to highlight a busy a weekend of FTOPS XXI action.

In total there were seven FTOPS XXI events that took place this weekend with over $2 million awarded to grinders from around the globe. 

Stern and Stammen made the biggest scores but Brandon “norajean” Meyers, Russell “rdcrsn” Carson and Joey Weissman also made a respectable amount of cash in their own rights.

Check below for highlights from Full Tilt Poker over the weekend.

FTOPS XXI Event #12: Meyers Smashes Field

Griffin Benger 2
Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger
 

Brandon “norajean” Meyers outlasted 981 players to win Event 12 $216 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max for $40,907 this weekend.

Luke “IWEARGOGGLES” Staudenmaier, Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger and Faraz “The-Toilet 0” Jaka also made the money in Event 12 but fell well short of the final table.

Meyers beat ydere heads-up to claim the top prize in Event 12 while ydere had to settle for $27k.

Here are the complete final-table payouts for Event 12:

  • 1. norajean - $40,907
  • 2. ydere - $27,271
  • 3. eh90tcm - $19,423
  • 4. Klompie - $14,518
  • 5. r1mf1sh - $10,398
  • 6. Funkytwisted - $6,670

FTOPS XXI Event #13: Gennadiy Dethrones Kingkai

Norwegian Kai “kingkai” Danilo Paulsen finished runner-up to online player Gennadiy As in Event 13 $322 2-7 Triple Draw Limit 6-Max event.

Gennadiy As earned $13,590 for taking first place but thanks to a heads-up deal kingkai wasn’t that far behind with $12,274.

Despite being a more obscure poker variant, Event 13 drew 208 players to create a $62k prizepool, which easily cracked the guarantee of $20k.

Here are the complete final-table results:

  • 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
Robert Salaburu
Robert "Treadin Dank" Salaburu
 

FTOPS XXI Event #14: Petrangelo Takes Heads-Up Crown

Nick "canofcorn22" Petrangelo proved to be the ultimate heads-up warrior in Event 14 of FTOPS XXI.

After winning numerous previous rounds, Petrangelo finally dusted naimad in the tournament-clinching heads-up match to take the first-place prize of $36,872.

In total Event 14 $535 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em drew 301 runners to create a prizepool of $150,500.

Kingkai, runner-up in Event 13, made a nice run in the tournament, eventually finishing just three matches short of the title.

Here are the final eight results from Event 14:

  • 1. canofcorn22 - $36,872
  • 2. naimad89 - $21,070
  • 3. InspectorPo - $10,911
  • 4. BustedWadZ - $10,911
  • 5. busteddout - $5,643
  • 6. kingkai - $5,643
  • 7. IkillU2012 - $5,643
  • 8. Treadin Dank - $5,643

FTOPS XXI Event #15: Veeea Wins Second Final Table of Series

Mohsin Charania
Mohsin "chicagocards1" Charania
 

Online player veeea beat a 534-player field to take top honors in Event 15 $322 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max Triple Chance for $28k.

It wasn’t veeea’s first taste of glory in FTOPS XXI as he already made the final table of Event 10 and now finds himself in the top 10 on the FTOPS leaderboard.

One of the more popular FTOPS XXI events, Event 15’s 500+ runners created a prizepool of $160,200.

Mohsin "chicagocards1" Charania made a deep run in the tournament but eventually busted in 32nd place for a $736 cash.

Here are the complete final-table payouts:

  • 1. veeea - $28,041
  • 2. The_Real_Kid83 - $30,431
  • 3. blony_tair - $16,821
  • 4. callyoudownn - $12,335
  • 5. michaelsc - $8,811
  • 6. Zumy - $5,607
russellcarson
Russell Carson
 

FTOPS XXI Event #16: Branko07 Outlasts Russell Carson

Online master Russell “rdcrsn” Carson recorded his first final table of FTOPS XXI but fell short of the ultimate prize in Event 16.

Instead Branko07 beat all 905 entrants in the $216 No-Limit Hold’em Rush event to claim the $41,630 first-place prize.

Carson finished in sixth place to earn $8,145 for his efforts.

Here are the complete final-table results for Event 16:

  • 1. Branko07 - $41,630
  • 2. Brainbuster777 - $26,245
  • 3. KENTRAPU2 - $19,457
  • 4. player107 - $14,932
  • 5. rightdurrr - $11,312
  • 6. rdcrsn - $8,145
  • 7. Klausen - $5,430
  • 8. brikks66 - $4,425
  • 9. VladPr - $3,077
Joey Weissman
Third place finisher Joey Weissman
 

FTOPS XXI Event #17: Weissman, Stammen Final Table

Canada’s DrewAce34 overcame an enormous field and beat a tough final table that included Keven “Stamdogg” Stammen and Joey “JWeiSS31” Weissman to win Event 17 for $104k. 

Event 17 $120 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Multi-Entry attracted a total of 6,106 players to create a massive prizepool of $610,600.

Weissman, a recent WSOP bracelet winner, made a sick run but ended up finishing in third place for $51,901.

Weissman’s elimination cleared the way for a heads-up battle between Stammen and DrewAce34.

Stammen has had an impressive FTOPS but couldn’t get past DrewAce34 and eventually had to settle for second place in this tournament.

Stammen did get $72,611 for his efforts however.

Here are the complete final-table results:

  • 1. DrewAce34 - $104,412
  • 2. Stamdogg - $72,611
  • 3. JWeiSS31 - $51,901
  • 4. tilt thisAA - $39,078
  • 5. asforr - $29,278
  • 6. SheMustSayYes - $20,149
  • 7. Helli_Hansen - $13,127
  • 8. PinkPanther05 - $9,159
  • 9. callyoudownn - $6,411
Bryn Kenney
Bryn "OneUponAStar" Kenney
 

FTOPS XXI Event #18: Stern Hits $193k Payday

Dani “Ansky451” Stern outlasted 3,487 players to win the second biggest tournament yet in FTOPS XXI for $193,528.

Event 18 $322 No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Entry offered a huge prizepool of $1,046,100.

Nick “FU_15” Maimone, Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, and Jonathan “Pearljammed” Turner were among the 360 players who made the money in the event.

Noted poker pro Bryn “OneUponAStar” Kenney made the final table but eventually finished third for $93k.

Stern went on to beat Just Speechless heads-up to close out the tournament.

Here are the complete final-table results:

  • 1. Ansky451 - $193,528
  • 2. Just Speechless - $135,993
  • 3. OneUponAStar - $93,102
  • 4. luckylucano10 - $69,042
  • 5. kakagun - $52,305
  • 6. m_hawk_1 - $38,810
  • 7. jables20 - $27,721
  • 8. PureProfitFour - $19,666
  • 9. xiexz - $13,285
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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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