Luke 'FullFlush1' Schwartz Denied First FTOPS Title

Luke Schwartz
Luke Schwartz comes within spitting distance of his first FTOPS title.

Three more events played out yesterday in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series with UK high-stakes phenom Luke “FullFlush1" Schwartz falling just short of his first FTOPS title.

Schwartz lost heads-up to successful American online pro Dylan “InvisibleEnigma” Linde in the $535 10-Game event.

Linde was joined in the winners circle by fellow high-stakes online pro Josh “Buttsauce33” Weizer who came out on top in the $109 PLO event.

And finally, winning the smallest FTOPS first-place prize of the day, was BombOfLuck who notched a victory in the $216 Rush Turbo event.

Read on for highlights from the three most recent FTOPS XXI tournaments.

Josh Weizer Over Amit Makhija in FTOPS XXI #22

Decorated online pro Josh “Buttsauce33” Weizer scored his first outright win in Full Tilt Poker's biggest tournament series, and he did it against tough final-table competition like Amit “Amak316” Makhija.

Weizer pocketed $37,725 for the win which he adds to the more than $3.6 million in earnings he's racked up over the course of his career.

Makhija bowed out in third place for over $17k, and eventual runner-up BetTheePot took over $23k for second.

Weizer, who won a WCOOP title in 2010 playing as bbbbb33 on PokerStars, is from Pittsburgh but has been playing online from Toronto, Canada.

Amit Makhija
Amit Makhija finished third.

Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS XXI #22:

  • 1. Buttsauce33 - $37,725
  • 2. BetTheePot - $23,389
  • 3. Amak316 - $17,353
  • 4. PhilRoyal888 - $13,581
  • 5. michaelsc - $10,185
  • 6. SpeedUp2 - $7,545
  • 7. Lemberg1715 - $4,904
  • 8. lundzki - $3,772
  • 9. EvaDong - $3,018

Linde Over Schwartz in FTOPS XXI #23

FTOPS #23 was a $535 10-Game tournament and after the starting field of 364 was cut down to two it was Dylan “InvisibleEnigma” Linde going heads-up against Luke “_FullFlush1_” Schwartz.

Despite a record that boasts more than $2.8 million in earnings, Linde had never closed out a major online tournament before last night.

Schwartz, meanwhile, was denied his first FTOPS title, forced to settle for the $27k consolation prize.

Also cashing in this tournament were Richard "CHUFTY" Ashby (10th), Calvin “Cal42688” Anderson (13th), Chance “Chances Cards” Kornuth (22nd) and Scott Clements (35th).

Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS XX1 #23:

Richard Ashby
Richard Ashby narrowly missed the final table.
  • 1. InvisibleEnigma - $43,316
  • 2. _FullFlush1_ - $27,664
  • 3. IceView_ - $20,202
  • 4. PavelZheglov - $14,742
  • 5. cyberkanguru - $10,374
  • 6. wizfromoz - $6,916

BombOfLuck Explodes in FTOPS XXI #24

Winner BombOfLuck's name was appropriate since players in FTOPS #24 started this Super Turbo Rush tournament with just 300 chips.

BombOfLuck all-in'd his way to a $29,146 victory after agreeing to a deal three-handed with potta_x_potta and Gambler 1989.

In total $167,877 was awarded with the lion's share going to the final-table finishers:

  • 1. BombOfLuck - $29,146*
  • 2. potta_x_potta - $26,546*
  • 3. Gambler 1989 - $25,307*
  • 4. jimmie23 - $13,849
  • 5. Kekim1 - $10,492
  • 6. Uvelir888 - $7,554
  • 7. AdaDLW - $5,036
  • 8. LuckyDuy - $3,928
  • 9. karolis666 - $2,853

*Adjusted to reflect three-way deal.

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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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