BudnikovDP vs. PearlJammer in FTOPS 10-Game Six-Max Tourney

Published on Mar 23rd, 2013

A $535 10-Game Six-Max tournament highlighted Saturday's action in the ongoing Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS. A field of 247 players turned out to create a prize pool of $123,000, surpassing its $100,000 guarantee. An all-PocketFives heads-up match between 49th ranked BudnikovDP (pictured) and longstanding member PearlJammer ended matters, with the former walking away with the title and $30,000.


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BudnikovDP calls Russia home and has nearly $2 million in tracked scores to his name. He is #3 in his home nation and, back in February 2012, could be found as high as #25 worldwide in the PocketFives Poker Player Rankings. He plays as OhRaisyDaisy on PokerStars and recently finished second in the PartyPoker $50,000 Guaranteed for $12,000.

PearlJammer (pictured) has been a member of PocketFives since our first year in business in 2005 and was ranked as high as #3 in late 2008. He is the author of the "Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time" series and has logged an impressive 3,300 tracked in the money finishes in online MTTs. He is one of only a handful of PocketFivers to pass $5 million in tracked cashes.

Joining BudnikovDP and PearlJammer at the final table of the 10-Game event was Kazakhstan's vip25459, who is on the cusp of reentering the top 100 worldwide. vip25459 has over $600,000 in lifetime cashes and added to that total with a fourth place finish for $10,000 in the FTOPS event. He is the top ranked player in Kazakhstan and is about one week removed from taking third in the PokerStars Hotter $55 for $12,000.

Here is how the final six in the 10-Game Six-Max tournament cashed out:

1. Budnikov - $30,257.50 (BudnikovDP)

2. Pearljammed - $19,883.50 (PearlJammer)

3. Omegatrust - $14,202.50

4. bond25459 - $10,497.50 (vip25459)

5. paigowpro - $7,410.00

6. Omegatrust - $4,940.00

An extremely busy weekend in FTOPS XXII is on tap, as $1.6 million in guaranteed prize money will be on the line on Saturday and Sunday. Here's what you have to look forward to:

Event #16: Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 ET

$500 + $35 No Limit Hold'em Heads-Up

$100,000 Guaranteed

Event #17: Saturday, March 23 at 14:00 ET

$300 + $22 Pot Limit Omaha High Six-Max Triple Chance

$100,000 Guaranteed

Event #18: Saturday, March 23 at 17:00 ET

$200 + $16 Hold'em Limit Rush

$50,000 Guaranteed

Event #19: Sunday, March 24 at 10:30 ET

$120 + $9 No Limit Hold'em Knockout Re-Entry

$500,000 Guaranteed

Event #20: Sunday, March 24 at 13:30 ET

$300 + $22 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

$850,000 Guaranteed

Visit FullTiltPoker.com for more details.

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  1. Nice cashes guys!

  2. No mention of Jon being disconnected whilst heads up and being blinded off to ultra short stack only to reconnect get and get back even stack. Was not to be in end though. Well done both nice cashes

  3. Sick Omega got 2 stacks to the FT.

  4. I watched this match. Budnikov is scum.

    He couldn't blind out PJ'er fast enough when he was disconnected.

    What a disgrace. Wonder how he would like it if it was the other way around?

    Edited By: flopman25 Mar 25th, 2013 at 04:41 AM
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