Last night McDonald had to get past Finnish online icon Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro at the final table of the FTOPS Main Event.
McDonald eventually finished in third place but thanks to a favourable deal made three-handed, took down $200,000 in profit.
Online player Firaldo87 went on to win the tournament but only received $36,232 more for his efforts.
McDonald skyrocketed up the all-time Canadian money list this year with $10 million in overall profit and now sits behind only Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu.
Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro Takes Fifth for $80k
Finnish poker pro Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro is a somewhat rare sighting in the MTT community but he certainly put his stamp on the FTOPS XXV Main Event.
Kelopuro smashed his way to fifth place for $79,778.
The Main Event of FTOPS XXV ended up drawing 2,557 to create a prize pool of $1.5 million.
Here are the complete final-table results for the FTOPS XXV Main Event final table (*reflects three-way deal):
- Firaldo98 - $236,232*
- Chilax Chuck - $200,000*
- Mike McDonald - $200,000*
- YRWTHMELTHR - $107,394
- Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro - $79,778
- PrettyFlacko - $58,229
- Rasta_3 - $41,423
- NES_Pro - $29,149
- Foster18 - $19,944