Not Quite Top… Yet
Although crushing online tournaments is nothing new for Moorman1, it has been veteran live pro Vaswani who has had the upper hand of the two Brits thus far.
Event 12, the $1000 6-max tourney, saw Vaswani make the final table but fall agonisingly short of top spot when he exited in fifth place, claiming just over $72,000 for his efforts. Crazyhorse then saddled up again for another deep FTOPS run finishing eighth in event 17, the $300 6-max rebuy, banking another $25,000. Having already amassed over $97,000 and with nine more events still to come in the series that total could well race even higher.
Chris Moorman has also been proving his pedigree by already claiming very respectable fifth in event 14, the $500 HORSE tournament, as well as a thirteenth place finish, just behind Ram, in event 17. Going into the final fifteen of event 17 Moorman1 held a commanding chip lead over the rest of the field, however, it was to be a case of unlucky number thirteen when his AQ was cruelly outdrawn by AJ after all the money went in pre-flop.
Moorman1, who is currently ranked second in the online tournament world, came into this FTOPS series full of confidence after claiming a record breaking fourth Triple Crown (winning three major online tournaments in a week) and it seems that he has found his form just at the right time with the largest FTOPS events still to come.
One player who has already managed to take down not one but two FTOPS titles is American online player, Yuvee04. Real name, Yuval Bronsthein, is a regular in the high limit Stud H/L games on Full Tilt Poker, and so far has taken down events 14, $500 HORSE, and event 15 the $200 NLH turbo. Bronsthein, who specialises in mixed games, also has two major live cashes under his belt, finishing third in the WSOP $2000 PLH event in 2007 and sixth in the WSOPE £2500 HORSE event also in 2007.
The Full Tilt Poker FTOPS is a series of 25 poker tournaments encompassing a variety of buy-ins and poker disciplines. This time around there is over $15 million in guaranteed prize money and with a host of satellites running daily there are still plenty of chances to compete with some of the big boys. The epitome of the series will be the $2500, two day event, hosted by Patrik Antonius and the $500 main event hosted by Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and only time will tell if any Brits can climb that extra step and make it to the top of the FTOPS.