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Nguyen Wins His Own FTOPS Event
It may not have been winning the Main Event but Soi Nguyen performed an impressive feat of his own last night.
The 2010 WSOP Main Event ninth place finisher hosted FTOPS XVIII Event 18 – and won it.
Despite his status as an amateur poker player, Nguyen was able to outlast 1,841 players to take first place in the $217 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Rush Super Turbo tournament.
While not the most name-heavy final table Nguyen did have to contend with two very good online players in David “Davidp18” Peters and IWEARGOGGLES.
Neither player could best Nguyen and the Californian took down $78,000 for his efforts.
In winning, Nguyen became just the third player to win his own tournament in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. Erick Lindgren was the first player to do it when he won in 2008 and Greg Mueller performed the same feat in 2009.
In other FTOPS news, up and coming online sensation Sebastian “sebbau” Bauer took down Event 16 for $274k on Monday.
Jonathan “driverseat” Tamayo, who you might remember from his deep run in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, finished runner up in Event 15 for $28k and finally Jared “TheWacoKid” Hamby placed third in Event 19 for $36k.
FTOPS XVIII continues until Nov. 21 when Gus Hansen will host the $3 million-guaranteed main event.