the aviator1, dud711 fly to victory at FTOPS VIII

Jeff Madsen

There were three more huge prize pools up for grabs at the Full Tilt Online Poker Series VIII on Tuesday.

FTOPS VIII Events 12, 13 and 14 brought out over 3,000 players between them and two Full Tilt pros went unexpectedly deep in two events.

Here's a closer look at what went down:

FTOPS VIII Event 12 $200+$16 No-Limit Hold'em 1 rebuy/1 add-on

FTOPS VIII Event 12 was hosted by 2007 WSOP Main Event final table finisher Lee Watkinson. It gave players the chance to try out some rebuy action and rebuy is exactly what a large number of players did creating a massive prize pool of $455,200.

Steve Brecher was the lone Full Tilt representative to make it deep and he was stopped at 28th place earning $1,547

Brecher's score was a far cry from overall winner DaEvils who beat DERAJ21 in heads-up to take down $104,696.

Here are the other final table finishers from Event 12:

1. DaEvils $104,696
2. DERAJ21
3. badbeatdrew
4. BrandyBrandi
5. SBowkid
6. Mr_BigQueso
7. shipitobv
8. Madame Maria
9. derdings

FTOPS VIII Event 13 $500+$35 H.O.R.S.E.

FTOPS VIII Event 13 was hosted by H.O.R.S.E. master David Singer, who final-tabled the $50,000 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. event in 2006 and 2007. It brought out a total of 607 players who were looking to ride the H.O.R.S.E. to victory.

Full Tilt pro Jeff Madsen, who isn't known for his online prowess, silenced a few of his critics by making it farther in Event 13 than any of his Full Tilt teammates, finally coming in 23rd for $2,185.

Also of note was the seemingly always present fkscreennames, who took down $385,937 for winning the FTOPS VI main event. In Event 13 fkscreennames placed 51st to cash for $1,335, which puts him 165th on the FTOPS VIII leaderboard with 97 points.

The biggest winner of them all in Event 13 was online player the aviator1 who beat OrBigEarn heads-up to take $70,381 for first place.

Here how the Event 13 final table looked when the virtual chips were bagged:

1. the aviator1 $70,381
2. OrBigEarn $46,283
3. larrygold $32,171
4. vetiver $20,638
5. foldyouwont $12,747
6. TheComeUp $8,801
7. sweaterfee $6,677
8. Magic Aces $4,552

FTOPS VIII Event 14 $200+$16 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

FTOPS VIII was hosted by Full Tilt Pro Amanda "MandyB" Baker and saw 2,140 come out looking to make a quick buck in No-Limit Hold'em Turbo.

Full Tilt pro and veteran player Berry Johnston continued his surprising run at FTOPS VIII by logging another cash. Johnston came in 25th, which was good enough to earn him $1,284 and put him 22nd on the FTOPS VIII leaderboard with 191 points.

The only Full Tilt pro above Johnston on the leaderboard is Scott Fischman, who also cashed in Event 14. Fischman came in 37th, which netted him $984 and saw him attain No. 8 on the leaderboard with 224 points. Online player whothedonk is first, with 320 points at the conclusion of Event 14.

Despite the strong showings of the Full Tilt players, it was dud711 who took down the entire thing by beating OneUponAStar in heads-up play and winning $87,290.

Here's a look at the rest of the final-table finishers:

1. dud711 $87,290
2. OneUponAStar $56,496
3. MattSuspect $41,944
4. Pokah_Prinz $31,672
5. zuzu99 $22,256
6. comhood $14,552
7. kkpapoose7 $9,844
8. lamjones $6,848
9. DannyMac31 $5,136

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