Learn, chat, and play with the pros
Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2008
FlopTurnRiver.com (FTR), one of the premiere online destinations for free poker strategies, poker forums, poker videos, poker room reviews, and poker tools, is proud to announce that FTR long-time member, Chris "ilikeaces86" Olson, defeats a pack of 1,361 players to win the Full Tilt Online Poker Series VII Event #12 for $257,460.
Full Tilt Poker has made its presence known since being established in 2004. Their goal was quickly determined to become the first poker dynasty. By using their slogan "Learn, chat, and play with the pros," they have created a huge player base and have a team of the best professional players in the world. They sponsor over 80 professional players including Chris Ferguson ("Jesus"), Howard Lederer ("The Professor"), Phil Ivey, Eric Lindgren, Phil Gordon, Mike Matusow ("The Mouth"), Jennifer Harman and more. They are currently the second largest online poker site in the world.
Full Tilt Poker is also known for being one of the most generous online poker sites as well, offering new players a Full Tilt bonus of up to $600 when using the Full Tilt Poker Referral Code FLOPTURNRIVER. They also always run various promotions and events, none being more popular than their Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS). The FTOPS started in August of 2006 with only 8 events, 7 having a $216 buyin and the main event $535. In total, the FTOPS I tournaments had a combined total of over $1.9 million for their prize pool. At the time, this was a huge amount, however these days, that prize pool is not so impressive. Only 1.5 short years later, the FTOPS VII kicked off having 20 events over the course of 11 days guaranteeing $10 million in prize money to the players! The buy-ins for these tournaments ranged from $109 all the way up to $2620. In fact, just the main event for FTOPS VII had a larger prize pool then the entire FTOPS I at $2 million guaranteed!
At these events, you have you chance to get your name known and take home literally six figures every night. There have been a lot of well known players getting deep and take home a great score. This is exactly what happened to FTR veteran member Chris "ilikeaces86" Olson who outlasted well known pro's such as Mike Matusow and Erick Lindgren to take first place.
Poker seemed to come naturally for ilikeaces86, as he has been playing poker for over 3 years starting at the micro limits. Eventually he built up a bankroll large enough to play the highest limits online and began crushing the game. He entered Event 12 of the FTOPS VII on February 13, which was a $300 + rebuys event among a field of 1,361 players, with high hopes and had his eye on the $257k first place prize.
Event 12 was a short handed (6 max) tournament and ilikeaces86 felt that his edge was very high. He has played well over 1 million hands in deep cash games which gave him a pretty big advantage with the stacks being so deep. He ran good, played well, and eventually found himself 3rd in chips at the final table. Being in this position he already guaranteed himself $42k, but that wouldn't have been enough for him. He battled through arguably the toughest final table at the FTOPS VII and took home the yellow FTOPS jersey and over a quarter million dollars, $257,460 in total! Ironically, the final hand that won him the tournament was the best bad beat he has given, when his pocket fours out flopped his opponents pocket fives. FlopTurnRiver.com would like to congratulate ilikeaces86 on an outstanding performance and taking down the top prize at FTOPS VII Event #12!
For further information on ilikeaces, his victory, and the FTOPS tournament, please see the FlopTurnRiver.com exclusive ilikeaces86 podcast interview.
If you'd like to play in the next FTOPS, use the Full Tilt Poker Referral Code FLOPTURNRIVER and register your account with Full Tilt. You may be the next FTR member to take down the big prize.