Mini-FTOPS Smashes Guarantees in Events 2, 3 and 4

Mini-FTOPS Smashes Guarantees in Events 2, 3 and 4It was a case of déjà vu yesterday in Day 2 of the Mini FTOPS as, not only were the guarantees being surpassed again, but the winners looked familiar as well!

The current mini-Full Tilt Online Poker Series is not just mirroring the December series in terms of guarantee-busting tournaments, many of the players who took down valuable prizes in FTOPS XXI four weeks ago are back at it in the lower buy-in tournaments. Indeed, currently atop the tournament series leaderboard is “Gennadiy AS”, who added yesterday´s Mini-FTOPS #2 PLO Hi/Lo to the Razz Event he captured in the main series.

Mini-FTOPS Results Day 2

The $22.00 buy-in 6-Max PLO Hi/Lo (Mini-FTOPS #2) attracted 1,884 players – almost doubling the advertised guarantee and generating a first prize of $7,536.00 for “Gennadiy AS”.

# Mini-FTOPS #2 Prize
1 Gennadiy As $7,536
2 akkopower $4,841
3 thanasis1982 $3,391
4 countrymac $2,524
5 1FCKoeln82 $1,808
6 iam_junior $1,224


The guarantee was almost doubled again in the $109.00 buy-in multi-entry Superstack No Limit Hold´em (Mini-FTOPS #3) as 2,955 entries smashed the $150,000 guarantee and provided nice paydays for “s3c3” and “schrutebucksss” who split the top prizes in a heads-up deal.

# Mini-FTOPS #3 Prize
1 s3c3 $50,848
2 schrutebucksss $47,848
3 falodi $28,663
4 Belabasci $21,571
5 Mountino $15,070
6 Plotinus $10,047
7 AKJMoscow $6,796
8 drygrikbjuden $4,728
9 eyes7475 $3,546


The turbo Rush Poker Mini-FTOPS #4 event was also popular despite the late start time, and remarkably the top 6 positions were all filled by European players – Laurence “whatariver1” Houghton from the UK taking home the $13,908 first prize.

# Mini-FTOPS #4 Prize
1 whatariver1 $13,908
2 johannes20 $8,901
3 Yovlin $6,606
4 hesze86 $4,937
5 GrandeMilcek $3,477
6 Guudjik $2,294
7 beerkid $1,529
8 Lundy94 $1,043
9 daddio141 $764


Tuesday on Mini-FTOPS XXI

There are three more big tournaments taking place today with a total of $85,000 available in guaranteed prizes.

Mini-FTOPS #5 is a $22.00 buy-in 6-Max Superstack HA tournament (alternating rounds of NL Hold´em and PL Omaha Hi) for which the cards are in the air at 11.00am ET (4.00pm GMT). There is $25,000 already in the pool for this event and sleepy-heads will be glad to know that there is late registration available for two hours.

They will be “under starter´s orders” for the $22.00 buy-in Double Stack HORSE tournament (Mini-FTOPS #6) at 2.00pm ET (7.00pm GMT), with a measly $10,000 guaranteed for this event and late registration also available for two hours.

Tournament of the day is the $33.00 buy-in Super Turbo Multi Entry Knockout tournament which starts at 5.00pm ET (10.00pm GMT). A $50,000 guarantee and $6.00 bounty on each player should attract a lot of interest, but do not expect Mini-FTOPS #7 to last long – players only receive 300 starting chips and levels last just 5 minutes (late registration available until the end of Level 3!).

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