Leah was the headliner but it was Spanish poker player Willy “Willmy_x” Aranzadi who took down the biggest FTOPS prize of the day.
Across the board almost $220,000 was handed out by Full Tilt Poker on Day 12 of FTOPS XXI.
Read on for the highlights.
Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah Wins $322 Razz
Decorated online and live pro Mike Leah snagged his second FTOPS title last night, outlasting a field of 245 in FTOPS #28, $322 Razz.
Leah turned pro in 2008, leaving what he described as a “cushy” job with magazine-subscription group Canadian Community Reading Plan to take a shot at playing cards for a living.
In the last four years he's won roughly $2.3 million playing online tournaments, including a $560k piece of last year's WCOOP main event. Now he has two FTOPS titles.
Leah defeated online player gieras heads-up to win $19,477 and his second gold jersey.
Also making the final table in this event was recent FTOPS winner Sebastian "p00cket00" Sikorski, who finished seventh.
Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS XXI #28:
- 1. GoLeafsGoEh - $19,477
- 2. gieras - $12,936
- 3. lemberg1715 - $8,820
- 4. Lidius - $5,586
- 5. sharkusmanly - $3,675
- 6. bakku-shan - $2,535
- 7. p00cket00 - $1,911
- 8. esp979 - $1,359
Willy “Willmy_x” Aranzadi Wins FTOPS #27
The second FTOPS event to play out yesterday was a $109 No-Limit Hold'em Super-Stack tournament which drew 1,464 players.
Willy “Willmy_x” Aranzadi, a poker pro from Pamplona, Spain went the distance, taking down $22,659 and his first FTOPS gold jersey.
Aranzadi agreed to a three-way deal with Mefestofel and BustToRobust who both took $20,000.
Also making the final table was American pro Bryan “enterthewu19” Piccioli who finished eighth.
Former Full Tilt red pro Scott Clements continued an impressive run of FTOPS results, cashing again in 11th place.
Recent Sunday Million winner Kevin “kice32” Iacofano also recorded another cash, busting in 27th.
Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS XXI #27:
- 1. Willmy_x - $22,659*
- 2. Mefestofel - $20,000*
- 3. BustToRobust - $20,000*
- 4. ThijsRemie - $10,394
- 5. ZedBranigan - $7,759
- 6. Jom123 - $5,709
- 7. benderbei2 - $4,245
- 8. enterthewu19 - $3,074
- 9. veg777 - $2,181
*Adjusted to reflect three-way deal.