Pavlikova Nearly Strikes for Females in FTOPS XXI

Veronika Pavlikova
Veronika Pavlikova

Deep runs by Chris “maxxscam” Back and Veronika Pavlikova highlighted Day 4 of FTOPS XXI.

There were only two FTOPS XXI events running yesterday but there was still over $300k in guaranteed prizepools up for grabs. 

Pavilikova came very close to becoming the first female FTOPS XXI winner this year but fell just short in Event 9.

Meanwhile ottoman09 added a FTOPS jersey to go along with the WCOOP bracelet he won earlier this year. Check below for highlights from yesterday’s FTOPS XXI action:

Chris Back
Chris "maxxscam" Back
 

FTOPS #8: Garbally Takes RUSH PLO Title 

A total of 487 players signed up for the rapid-fire Event #8 Pot-Limit Omaha Rush tournament on Full Tilt easily doubling the guarantee from $50,000 to $97,400.

Online player Garbally took the title for $19,973 but thanks to a heads-up deal, second place finisher arhimides earned a similar $19,473 for his efforts.

It wasn’t the most name-heavy final table but there were several experienced online grinders on hand including Canadian Chris “maxxscam” Back who finished fifth, former FTOPS winner Clairv0yant1 (Sixth) and Norwegian MTT crusher Thylacine09 (Seventh).

Chris Back, a PocketFives Triple Crown winner, has over $1.5 million in online winnings including several huge scores on Full Tilt Poker. He picked up $6,574 for coming fifth in this event.

Jesse “shakentucan” Johnston is having a great FTOPS and added another cash by coming in 27th place in this event.

Here are the complete final-table payouts:

  • 1. Garbally - $19,973
  • 2. arhimides - $19,473
  • 3. 83oneblood86 - $11,201
  • 4. Revenge4Dodo - $8,766
  • 5. maxxscam - $6,574
  • 6. Clairv0yant1 - $4,870
  • 7. Thylacine09 - $3,165
  • 8. TLD2006 - $2,435
  • 9. jbrow8777 - $1,948

FTOPS #9: Ottoman09 Crushes, Near Miss for Pavlikova 

The Czech Republic’s Veronika “xbet_kiddi” Pavlikova nearly became the first female winner of this FTOPS but had to settle for fourth place for $19,311.

FTOPS #9 $109 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Rebuy attracted 806 players to create a prizepool of $254,100.

The final table didn’t have a lot of star power although WSOP bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulas was a strong contender to make the final six before finally falling out of contention in 10th place. He picked up $3,938 for his efforts.

Pavlikova certainly brought out a few poker fans in her bid for a FTOPS title, however.

Pavlikova gained notoriety last spring when she outlasted 296 players to win the main event of the France Poker Series Snowfest in the Alps for $92,567.

It wasn’t to be for Pavlikova in this event, however, as Romanian ottoman09 would go on to win the tournament outright for $54,250.

It’s not the first time ottoman09 has made a huge online score as he won a WCOOP title earlier this year for $86,771.

Here’s a complete look at the final-table payouts:

  • 1. ottoman09 - $54,250
  • 2. voehahn - $35,574
  • 3. IPukeRainbows - $25,410
  • 4. xbet_kiddi - $19,311
  • 5. aihhfr - $13,721
  • 6. IkillU2012 - $8,766

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