FTOPS VII: Pros picking up the pace

Andy Bloch
Andy Bloch cashed in Event 2 of the FTOPS VII and then hosted Event 3 Wednesday.

Events 2 and 3 played Thursday at Full Tilt Poker bringing players to the Full Tilt Online Poker Series VII for some Omaha and H.O.R.S.E.

Event 2

First up for the day was the Pot-Limit Omaha Knockout event hosted by Ben Roberts. Proving that Omaha is fast growing in popularity as well, 1,183 poker players anted up for the event boosting the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool up to $236,600.

The event paid out to 136 places, and this time several familiar names made it into the cash. Farzad Bonyadi made it all the way to 15th for some money, and Bill Edler made it to the 25th spot for some cash.

With 64 places getting paid, the coveted first-place spot went to WCJOKER. For the win, he takes home $72,236.85.

The top 10 players were:

Place
Name
Prize
1st
WCJOKER
$72,236.85
2nd
DontBluffMePLZZ
$47,503.75
3rd
Ram33
$33,019
4th
FLOPSUCKER
$21,182
5th
BlackJackLeak
$13,083
6th
Jens Voertmann
$9,033.50
7th
madmaddog
$6,853
8th
MerkMerkMerk
$4,672.50
9th
SpaceDaze
$3,270.75
10th
peanut2006
$4,370.75

Next up in the Full Tilt Poker series, which is promising $10 million in guaranteed prize pools, is the $200+$16 Pot Limit Hold'em event hosted by Gus Hansen and the $200+$16 Limit Hold'em six-max hosted by Clonie Gowen.

Hansen's event has a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and started at 2 p.m. (EST). Gowen's event has a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool and starts at 9 p.m. (EST).

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