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Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XXII Under Way; Matthew "thegingerone45" Hunt Wins Event #1

  • Emily FriessEmily Friess
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Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XXII began on Sunday, April 21. The series, which boasts more than $4 million in guaranteed prize pools, features the same 38 events that made up the March FTOPS XXII series, but with one-tenth the buy-in. Several new formats are being offered, including the Irish, 5-Card Stud, and Escalator tournaments. This current series will run through Sunday, May 5, concluding with the $75 buy-in Main Event with a massive $1,000,000 guarantee.

On Sunday, Event #1 (No-Limit Irish) surpassed its $50,000 guarantee by generating a prize pool of $76,100. The $26 buy-in tournament drew a total of 3,805 entrants. After a heads-up deal, the U.K.'s Matthew "thegingerone45" Hunt emerged victorious and collected the first place prize of $11,849.21.

Event #2 also commenced on Sunday and guaranteed a prize pool of $350,000. The $22 no-limit hold’em event consisted of 13,134 entrants vying for the $52,500 top prize. The eventual winner who walked away with the top prize was “mr_broomball."

Here's a look at the final table results from the first two events of the MiniFTOPS XXII series:

Event #1: No-Limit Irish Knockout ($50K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$24+23,805$76,100
PlacePlayerPrize
1Matthew "thegingerone45" Hunt$11,849.21*
2czlol$11,209.09*
3Buddha any1$6,757.68
4BnkRolTrbl$5,022.60
5kroete70$3,728.90
6tedSTRETCH$2,587.40
7F3NN3K$1,750.30
8G_Chenaud$1,217.60
9Gennadiy As$837.10

*Denotes heads-up deal

Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em ($350K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$20+213,134$350,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1mr_broomball$52,500
2mskrevfix$35,000
3PASSAGERO$24,500
4LokyTheGreat$17,500
5nionios89$12,250
6Edelweys$9,100
7FireWire1$6,583.50
8CheckTha Nutz$4,830
9jasseri$3,430

The MiniFTOPS series will continue on Monday, April 22 with three tournaments: Event #3, $22 PL Omaha Hi Rush; Event #4, $109 NL Hold’em 6-Max, and Event #5, $22 NL Hold’em Turbo. Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews for more coverage, and play on Full Tilt Poker to claim your share of at least $4 million in MiniFTOPS XXII!

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