Say abra Kadabra for Event 1 FTOPS win

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Winning the first event of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series might take some luck, but there was no magic involved when player Kadabra finished first in the $500,000-guarantee No-Limit Hold'em tournament Wednesday evening.

Kadabra outlasted and outplayed some top poker pros and a field of 4,165 entrants to win the $147,099 first-place prize money.

After all had posted the $200+$16 buy-in, the healthy crowd swelled the prize pool to $833,000 at yesterday's inaugural series event.

Though Kadabra earned the biggest portion of the money, runner-up Jeezy888 saw his Steve Billirakis, for placing 214th in the tournament. Finnish pro and disturber of chip stacks Thomas Wahlroos finished in 416th to earn $308.21.

No word on the whereabouts of host Phil Gordon in the tournament results.

The FTOPS continues until the main event Aug. 19, with a mix of No-Limit, Limit, Omaha, Hold'em and Stud games. Today's tournament is the $200+$16 H.O.R.S.E, which features a $150,000 guarantee and Full Tilt pro David Singer serving as host.

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