The Full Tilt Online Poker Series XIX ( FTOPS ) main event set a record for the largest prize pool in its history drawing a field of 14,479, all in it for a share of a prize pool approaching one that is normally found in major land poker championships such as the WSOP of $8,687,400.00. The multi-entry $600+$40 buy-in no limit hold'em event allowed players to register up to six times.
The main event came down to a three-way deal between Blair "blur5f6” Hinkle , GIAMPP and SirMad where Hinkle, with a commanding chip lead, was guaranteed a seven figure pay-cheque but finally finished runner-up with a massive $1,162,949.74. GIAMPP, who won the event, pocketed $877,949.74 and SirMad in third $805,440.26.
The expectation of a $3 million guaranteed prize pool in the multi-entry event was shattered as the number almost tripled.
Source: InfoPowa News