Nearly 7,000 players showed up on Sunday afternoon, arguably the most popular time for online tournaments, and plunked down $22 to register for MiniFTOPS XVIII Event 33. The event was a rebuy, so during the first hour, madness ensued as players re-bought over 9,000 times and 4,359 runners added on. The field formed a prize pool in excess of $400,000.
Hosting Event #33 was James Akenhead who you probably remember from 2009′s November Nine. The London native also finished runner-up at a $1500 2008 WSOP Event, earning over $500,000. He has amassed $2.7 million in career earnings. Unfortunately, his head was left achin’ when he exited from MiniFTOPS Event 33 in 1122nd place.
Several Full Tilt Pros managed to make the money as it appeared the rebuys left them with deep stacks, allowing the pros to leverage their skill against the field. 1996 WSOP Main Event Huck Seed bested all the Red Pros and most of the field before being eliminated in 21st position. In total, Seed owns 4 WSOP bracelets and has accumulated nearly $6 million in career winnings. In addition to his poker prowess, Seed is a bit of a prop bettor. Two of his most famous wagers were when he pledged not to shave for a year and the time he said he could stand in ocean water up to his shoulders for 18 hours. Not surprisingly, Seed lost both.
Seed may have lost, but that means someone, just like you, won Event 33. When it down to the final two, TheSaVVyBean and slowrollin78, both decided to make a deal. After the two agreed to a deal, TheSaVVyBean knocked out slowrollin78 for the championship and $67,000 top prize. For his efforts, slowrollin78 collected $60,000.
Finishing in third place was Gavin ‘gavb31′ Ball. Hailing from Liverpool, the talented player collected over $33,000 and inched his way closer to the $1 million winnings mark. Finishing in 6th place was talented stakee and staker zekenasty. Now, he has over $100,000 profit at Full Tilt Poker.
MiniFTOPSXVIII is over, but we’ll see you again for the 19th installment of MiniFTOPS. Until then, good luck at the tables!
1.) TheSaVVyBean – $67,108
2.) slowrollin78 – $59,592
3.) gavb31 – $33,496
4.) xAlyssa -$24,247
5.) tookUrNotes – $17,377
6.) zekenasty – $11,719
7.) allison1995 – $8,082
8.) chunkOFlove – $5,658
9.) tukome – $4,041