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Titans Win Big in the First iPOPS III Event

Winning a seat to the iPoker Online Poker Series (iPOPS) is an accomplishment on its own. Winning an iPOPS tournament, however, can boost your stock and take you to the upper echelon of successful poker players.

To say one played and fought valiantly through over 200 hands of heads-up play only to ultimately end up in second place is something to be recognized with pride, especially if the runner-up prize is a whopping $25,605.

Last November 25, iPOPS III kicked off its first event with 1,707 players at the starting table. The tournament was a $125 + $10 buy-in freezeout which awarded a total of $213,375 in prizes to winning players. The action lasted 12 hours and 21 minutes, and three Titan Poker players finished in the top five places.

Short-stacked “TGk59″ from Russia was eliminated in 5th place when he went up against chipleader “blackaces72″ from Canada with A T against K Q. A king fell on the turn and a queen hit on the river. For his fifth place finish, “TGk59″ received $9,601.87.

Next to go was “tankkke” from Argentina. “blackaces72″ continued to dominate when his pair of tens confronted A K. The flop provided a second king, but the turn delivered a third ten and “tankkke” was out, for a $13,688 prize.

One hand later, “bluebla1990″ busted in 3rd place when his suited K T couldn’t fight off the pair of sixes held by “OMGDannyRudd”.

Heads-up play started with “blackaces72″ in the lead. It seemed like “blackaces72″ would go all the way for the iPOPS win, but in 200 hands, anything can happen. By the time hand #206 of heads-up play was dealt, “OMGDannyRudd” was firmly in control.

In the final hand, “OMGDannyRudd” had the advantage with a pair of tens against the deuces held by “blackaces72″. The tens held and the tournament was over. For his second place finish, “blackaces72″ won $25,605 while “OMGDannyRudd” took home $34,141 as the tournament winner.

Four iPOPS events remain, with Titan Poker players once again competing for the top spots. Check out Titan Poker’s tournament schedule to be updated on what’s happening in Titan Poker.

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