Nick “FU_15” Maimone Takes 2nd in FTOPS Event

Nick Maimone
Nick "FU_15" Maimone

Celebrated online grinder Nick “FU_15” Maimone made it to heads-up in FTOPS Event 8 $216 NLHE Rush Turbo but had to settle for second-place cash.

Online player Vampyboy won the tournament outright for $41,400 while Maimone earned $26,100 for his runner-up finish. 

The tournament drew 900 players to Full Tilt Poker, which helped create an $180,000 prizepool, which easily eclipsed the $150,000 guarantee.

The runner-up finish for Maimone is just another big score in an online career that has seen the New Yorker win over $4.1 million.

Maimone wasn’t the only notable pro at the table as Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen finished third for $19,350.

Jon “Pearljammed” Turner, Athanasios “Athanasios 9” Polychronopoulos and Jude “j_thaddeus” Ainsworth also made the money in Event 8.

Both FTOPS 6 $216 PLO Hi-Lo 6-Max and FTOPS 7 $322 Razz also played out yesterday but had relatively modest field sizes thanks to being lesser-known games.

FTOPS XXII still has 28 events to go so be sure to check the schedule here.

Here are the complete final table payouts for all FTOPS events yesterday:

FTOPS Event 8 $216 NLHE Rush Turbo

Entrants: 900
Prizepool: $180,000

  • 1. Vampyboy - $41,400
  • 2. Nick “FU_15” Maimone - $26,100
  • 3. Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen - $19,350
  • 4. Beton - $14,850
  • 5. mendiata19 - $11,250
  • 6. habalasvegas - $8,100
  • 7. Avril Sharapova - $5,400
  • 8. AdrianoElBrudo - $4,212
  • 9. gotUbeaten - $3,060 

FTOPS Event 7 $322 Razz

Entrants: 236
Prizepool: $70,000

  • 1. motion713 - $19,470
  • 2. galinka02 - $13,027
  • 3. lyngming - $8,850
  • 4. wadzon - $5,664
  • 5. djan62 - $3,752
  • 6. pylusha - $2,619
  • 7. FONBET_RULIT - $2,017
  • 8. Megaheiner - $1,522

FTOPS Event 6 PLO Hi-Lo 6-Max

Entrants: 427
Prizepool: $85,400

  • 1. PimpDaddyDolla - $14,686
  • 2. MarcelezaBH - $13,408
  • 3. 7ralf7 - $12,042
  • 4. cliff47 - $6,661
  • 5. elabuga - $4,697
  • 6. kuhns89 - $3,074
  • 7. T4eburashka - $1,964
  • 8. isinm2006 - $1,964
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