LuvYouLongTime wins Full Tilt Poker 289bet XVI Event 7

Full Tilt Poker is the king of knockout tournaments. This was apparent on Sunday when nearly 9,000 runners turned up for FTOPS XVI Event 7, No Limit Hold ‘Em with bounties. Each player had a $20 bounty on their head, and the remainder of their buy-in formed a prizepool that exeeded $850,000!

The event was hosted by former hockey player, Greg Mueller. Mueller boasts 2 289bet Bracelets and nearly $2 million in tournament winnings. Although Mueller did not make the money, Keith Sexton and Bruno Stefanelli managed to sneak ITM to represent Team Full Tilt.

The final table was packed with talent. Finishing in eight place was Craig ‘HU4ROLLZ’ Bergeron. Bergeron finished runner up in FTOPS XIV Event 16. Additionally, he finished 4th in PokerStars EPT Deauville, earning over $300,00.

Finishing in fourth was another solid grinder, partypete91. In February, partypete91 took down the Cake $50,000 Guaranteed on Cake Poker.

In the end, Steve ‘LuvYouLongTime’ Wan claimed ultimate victory and a six figure score. Wan is a pure sniper when it comes to bounty tournaments. Earlier this month, he took down the $35,000 KO Guarantee on Full Tilt Poker collecting $9000. The day before, he won the $50,000 Guaranteed on PokerStars to the tune of $14,000.

FTOPS XVI Event 7 (No Limit Hold Em KO)

Buy-in: $120 + $9

Prize Pool: $858,600

Entrants: 8,586

1. LuvYouLongTime – $137,376

2. foster18 – $94,446

3. DannyN13 – $66,970.80

4. partypete91 – $48,940.20

5. Hellzito – $36,061.20

6. acflopper2727 – $25,758

7. RobTheShark311 – $18,030.60

8. HU4ROLLZ – $12,449.70

9. Meneerbeer – $8,757.72

If this keeps up, people will remember FTOPS XVI for its repeat champions. Earlier, in Event #1, it was BRO20. This time, it was JackQKA taking home the gold after an epic shootout in heads-up No Limit Holdem.

Players may remember JackQKA from February’s FTOPS XV, where he captured the crown and took home $237,000. After dealing with several tense weeks which included underage and money-steal accusations, the champ roared back to claim his second FTOPS jersey. After over 11 hours of play, the determined JackQKA out-dueled naimad89 for the near-$90,000 win.

The tournament itself posted a $500+$35 buy-in and was hosted by Team Full Tilt member Taylor Caby. Registration topped out at 1,024, with a total prize pool of $512,000.

Here’s how the top ten shook out:

1: JackQKA ($89,088)

2: naimad89 ($53,248)

3: PrincessDonk ($27,136)

4: jigga_man6($27,136)

5: whatastinker ($14,336)

6: j2the6th ($14,336)

7: Proctor998 ($14,336)

8: BLUFFforRENT ($14,336)

9: extassyman ($7,680)

10: adam-y-y-y ($7,680)

Caby, for his part, managed an impressive finish, making it all the way to 77th place before being eliminated. Though his efforts proved fruitful, the payout doesn’t necessarily reflect all of the work he put in. For his efforts, he was rewarded with a $1,024 slice of the pie. That’s a little under a full double-up, when you consider the tournament buy-in fee.

Here’s how a few of the other notables finished.

Caio Pimenta (1,015)

Josh Arieh (956)

Stuart Paterson (840)

David Pham (793)

Eric Froehlich (582)

Daniele Mazzia (382)

Marco Liesy (217)

Marc Karam (142)

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