Dan “KingDan23” Smith Final-Tables FTOPS Event 1

Dan Smith
Dan Smith narrowly misses this year's first FTOPS title.

The first FTOPS since Full Tilt Poker’s recent revival played out yesterday with decorated pro Dan “KingDan23” Smith taking a seat at the final table.

FTOPS XXI #1 was a $200 + $16 multi-entry No-Limit Hold’em tournament that recorded 5,482 buy-ins.

That put just under $1.1 million in the pot with $187,484 going to eventual winner doneNdusted84.

But headlining the final table in terms of star-power was Dan “KingDan23” Smith. The Las Vegas pro has over $4.2 million in live cashes, including wins in tournaments with buy-ins as big as $100,000, and he’s made over $1.6 million playing MTTs online.

Smith finished in fifth place for $52,572, shoving A-T for ten big blinds from the cut-off only to run into pocket aces from the big blind.

Finishing right behind Smith was two-time FTOPS champion JackQKA who won the FTOPS Main Event in 2010.

Also cashing in this event was the UK’s Praz Bansi (20th), Keven “Stamdogg” Stammen (79th), Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah (157th) and James Akenhead (191st).

Praz Bansi
Former Full Tilt pro Praz Bansi nearly made the final table.
 

Here are the full final table results for FTOPS XXI #1:

1. doneNdusted84 - $187,484
2. Sgoup - $130,471
3. BGMozak - $93,194
4. chewonchewy - $70,169
5. KingDan23 - $52,572
6. JackQKA - $36,181
7. Romeopro33 - $23,572
8. MuchInTheClutch - $16,446
9. sicklol - $11,512

Three More Events Begin Today

The 21st Full Tilt Online Poker Series continues today with three more events:

- Event #2: $200 + $16 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max - $75,000 Guarantee - 11:00 ET

- Event #3: $1,000 + $60 No Limit Hold’em Multi-Entry - $300,000 Guaranteed - 14:00 ET

- Event #4: $200 + $16 No Limit Hold’em Rush Turbo - $100,000 Guaranteed - 17:00 ET

    Stay tuned for continuing news coverage of Full Tilt Poker's latest online tournament series.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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