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FTOPS XI $200 Buy-in Results

by AintLuck.com Poker Team

The 1st big online poker tournament series of 2009 has kicked off in a major way as Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS XI got off to a big start this week.  The first event was a $200 buy in event and featured 6,275 participants to bloat the prize pool to over $1,255,000.  738 players made the money in this kick off event that featured a multitude of well known online and live players such as host Howard Lederer, Esther Rossi, Diego Cordovez, Brandon Adams, and Lee Watkinson.

The First Event of the FTOPS XI Results:

1st - David “muckducks” Cairns — $216,513
2nd - sticky seat — $131,148
3rd - John Newcombe aka JNewcombe — $84,336
4th - two8off — $65,888
5th - headbang — $49,573
6th - Almerud — $37,023
7th - song1234 — $28,865
8th - ich_bin_pro — $21,963
9th - amster_ATX — $16,315

If this opening event is any indication, the rest of FTOPS XI is sure to garner a great deal of participation and hype as high limit players mix it up with lower limit players looking to make a big score. The bigger players have their sights set on winning titles and online player of the year rankings while the lesser-known players are looking to build their bankrolls while making names for themselves.

With satellites constantly running around the clock, anyone can participate in the biggest tournaments of the series.

Will any future stars emerge from this event?  Only time will tell.

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