The final event of FullTilt’s Online 꽁머니  Series, or FTOPS has just finished.  5,287 player entered the $500+$35 Main Event, creating an enormous $2,643,500 prize pool.  Most of the world’s best online and live tournament professionals were on hand vying for a first place check of $456,056.  FullTilt was well represented, as 67 of its own “Red Pros” participated in the event, with five making the money.

Each FTOPS Event has its own host, and the Main Event’s host was no slouch.  Juanda has three WSOP bracelets to his name and a victory in the 2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event.   His WSOP bracelets, in PLO, 2-7TD, and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo show he is a student of all poker games.  Juanda has appeared numerous times on million dollar cash games and High Stakes Poker.

Entering the final table as one of the chip leaders was “csimmsux” who won FTOPS Event #17 last year for over $488,000.  Immediately to his left was another player sporting an FTOPS Gold Jersey.  Fresh off his victory in FTOPS event #9 last week for over $115,000 “Luie Sojo” has to be having the best series of any player. Here’s how the final table started:

Seat 1: CHOOK2120 (4,755,158)

Seat 2: clubflush5 (1,906,834)

Seat 3: 23bigd23 (2,547,161)

Seat 4: dump22 (5,503,414)

Seat 5: supermanpunch (1,607,481)

Seat 6: PartyPimp (5,270,108)

Seat 7: csimmsux (6,785,550)

Seat 8: Luie Sojo (2,624,144)

Seat 9: KA1SERfknS0ZE (8,652,650)

First to go was Sojo who fell victim to a nice call from “clubflush5.”  A big flop for both players gave little hope to Sojo as he had to settle for 9th place and just over $34,000:

Seat 1: CHOOK2120 (2,913,324)

Seat 2: clubflush5 (3,268,668)

Seat 3: 23bigd23 (4,109,322)

Seat 4: dump22 (5,048,414)

Seat 5: supermanpunch (3,548,577)

Seat 6: PartyPimp (6,640,108)

Seat 7: csimmsux (5,689,055)

Seat 8: Luie Sojo (1,704,543)

Seat 9: KA1SERfknS0ZE (6,730,489)

CHOOK2120 posts the small blind of 80,000

clubflush5 posts the big blind of 160,000

The button is in seat #9

*** HOLE CARDS ***

23bigd23 folds

dump22 folds

supermanpunch folds

PartyPimp folds

csimmsux folds

Luie Sojo raises to 1,684,543, and is all in

KA1SERfknS0ZE folds

CHOOK2120 folds

clubflush5 has 15 seconds left to act

clubflush5 calls 1,524,543

Luie Sojo shows [As 8s]

clubflush5 shows [5s 5c]

*** FLOP *** [Ac 5h 8h]

*** TURN *** [Ac 5h 8h] [Qh]

*** RIVER *** [Ac 5h 8h Qh] [2h]

Luie Sojo shows two pair, Aces and Eights

clubflush5 shows three of a kind, Fives

clubflush5 wins the pot (3,629,086) with three of a kind, Fives

Getting this far only to go out on a pretty sick beat had to hurt.  Unfortunately for “supermanpunch” he knew the exact feeling when his Pocket Aces were busted by TT, leaving him out in 8th place for just over $46,000:

Seat 1: CHOOK2120 (2,628,324)

Seat 2: clubflush5 (4,912,411)

Seat 3: 23bigd23 (2,504,322)

Seat 4: dump22 (7,283,347)

Seat 5: supermanpunch (2,683,577)

Seat 6: PartyPimp (7,075,108)

Seat 7: csimmsux (7,144,122)

Seat 9: KA1SERfknS0ZE (5,421,289)

dump22 posts the small blind of 100,000

supermanpunch posts the big blind of 200,000