Full Tilt Crowns New 25K Champion
May 26, 2022

Full Tilt Poker's annual $25,000 buy-in, Heads-Up World Championship, took place over last weekend and despite many of Full Tilt's top pros entering the event like Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren and John Juanda, it was lesser known Ashton "THEASHMAN103" Griffin who eventually took the cash and the highly respected title.

63 players entered this year's two-day, 25K World Championship, creating a top prize worth $551,250.  Many of the 63 initial competitors were Full Tilt "red pros" or well established online killers such as Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Justin "Boosted J" Smith and Ilari "Zigmund" Sahamies, but surprisingly none of these players were even able to crack the "elite eight" and the money, with the notable exception of David Benefield, who not only made the money but made it all the way to the final match before ultimately getting knocked out by the new champ, "theASHMAN103."

The final eight payout positions for the 2009 Full Tilt Poker 25K Heads-Up World Championship were as follows:

1st.  theASHMAN103- $551,250

2nd.  David Benefield- $315,000

3rd.  WinnerFish- $165,375

4th.  yogiblair- $165,375

5th.  Past- $94,500

6th.  Kadabra- $94,500

7th.  IvanLendL- $94,500

8th.  Vaga_Lion- $94,500

Story by Mark Anderson

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