Dion Scores, Mizzi Misses in FTOPS Main Event

Sorel Mizzi
Canadian Sorel Mizzi came close to a second FTOPS title.

Canadian poker pro Yann “yadio1111” Dion has won the FTOPS main event, earning over $450,000 and officially ending the 21st Full Tilt Online Poker Series.

Dion prevailed over a massive field of 4,766 in the two-day finale, beating out a tough final table that included the likes of Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi who finished sixth.

But Dion was by no means the only big winner on Full Tilt Poker this weekend.

No less than ten six-figure scores were awarded on FTP and we've got the full rundown below.

Dion Denies Mizzi Second FTOPS Title

The FTOPS main event concluded just after 5am PST with French-Canadian pro Yann “yadio1111” Dion winning his first FTOPS title.

Dion, who came close to FTOPS glory with a 5th place finish in February of 2011 worth over $132,000, made a deal heads-up this morning with eventual runner-up CSWAMI.

Yann Dion
Yann Dion at the 2012 Aussie Millions.

The final hand saw the money go in preflop with Dion's A-7 holding up against CSWAMI's A-4.

Finishing third was Russian player AmplifiedSample who took down two WCOOP titles this year under his PokerStars screenname Ti0.

The Russian was able to edge out American professional Scott “iRockhoes” Augustine who finished fourth.

Augustine, originally from Pittsburgh but now playing and living in Prague, cashed to the tune of $188k this morning.

Finishing fifth was UK pro Gerald “Aberdonian85” Cochlan. The young gun from Aberdeen has had success online but nothing close to the $140k he pocketed today.

Online and live superstar Sorel “Imper1um” Mizzi was out one spot before Cochlan, adding $97k to the $2.5 million in online earnings he's racked up to date.

Squeaking into the final table and finishing ninth was another North American pro, Steven “Zugwat” Silverman.

Here are the full final-table results for the FTOPS XXI main event:

  • 1. yadio1111 - $453,229
  • 2. CSWAMI - $413,229
  • 3. AmplifiedSample - $253,932
  • 4. iRockhoes - $188,733
  • 5. Aberdonian85 - $140,120
  • 6. Imper1um - $97,226
  • 7. MAMOHT_T - $65,770
  • 8. betrthanphil - $45,753
  • 9. Zugwat - $31,455

Schulz Defeats Hall in High-Stakes FTOPS #31

FTOPS #31 was a $2,100 buy-in two-day super-stack event and thanks to allowing multiple entries it was able to record 699 buy-ins.

Matt Kay
Matt "NoBadBeatsPlz" Kay

After two days of play it was American pro Kevin “A_theKevlar_2” Schulz standing alone in the winners circle with $255k and an FTOPS title.

Schulz agreed to a three-way chop with Scott “stpauli111” Hall with Nicky “nickyluvshu” Tao Jin who took $254k and $192k, respectively.

Finishing sixth was Candian pro Matt "NoBadBeatsPlz" Kay, better known as his alias on PokerStars: ch0ppy.

Here are full final-table results for FTOPS #31:

  • 1. A_theKevlar_2 - $255,780*
  • 2. stpauli111 - $254,659*
  • 3. nickyluvshu - $192,054*
  • 4. KTPOKP - $118,830
  • 5. Seldoon - $90,870
  • 6. ducaticvcc - $62,910
  • 7. NoBadBeatsPlz - $43,338
  • 8. keinebeine - $33,552
  • 9. sonajero - $25,164

*Adjusted to reflect deal.

Ronny “ronnyr37617” Kaiser Wins FTOPS #34

Swiss high-stakes pro Ronny “ronnyr37617” Kaiser beat out a massive field to win his second FTOPS title.

FTOPS #34 was a $256 six-max multi-entry No-Limit Hold'em event that recorded a massive 4,280 buy-ins to create a prize pool that tipped the scales at $856,000.

Kaiser defeated NhFy heads-up to take the title and the $142,609 first-place prize. In total 600 places were paid in this event.

Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS #34:

  • 1. ronnyr37617 - $142,609
  • 2. NhFy - $94,160
  • 3. FETTSTUHL - $68,480
  • 4. RuDyBoY X - $48,792
  • 5. nollus - $31,672
  • 6. kylejf - $19,688

Follow the author on Google+

Follow the author on Twitter

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.

You May Also Like


Ben Tollerene Proves Miracles Do Exist in Full Tilt Hand

The high stakes tables were buzzing in the last couple of days with massive pots and at least one very surprising result.

01 August 2014

High-Stakes Hand of the Week: Monster Pot for Atha Cliath

In the wake of the 2014 World Series of Poker, the high rollers have begun to flock back to online poker.

28 July 2014

High-Stakes Report: Blom, SanIker Go On $1m Heaters

Online poker's nosebleed tables are getting busy again, but two players hogged most of the profits last week.

28 July 2014

Full Tilt Poker Offers Last $50k Hurrah in Summer Freerolls

Full Tilt Poker’s $500k of Summer Freerolls is coming to an end this weekend but not before the site gives away $50,000 in prizes.

26 July 2014

Please fill the required fields correctly!

Error saving comment!

You need to wait 3 minutes before posting another comment.

Comment added. Thank you!

No Comments