FTOPS Event #14; Aliwood And The Caveman
February 12, 2022

The $500 + $35 buy-in Limit H.O.R.S.E event of the eleventh Full Tilt Online Poker Series took place last night, with two PokerRoad Radio Hosts making it deep.  Both Gavin Smith and Ali Nejad made it through much of the tough 703 person field that comprised Event #14, but only one of the two managed to crack the top 30 and take a chunk of the $351,500 prize pool. 

Fans of PokerRoad Radio probably remember the heads-up H.O.R.S.E. grudge match between Ali and Gavin (video of which is still available here at, and the endless ribbing and humiliations that followed once Ali was soundly defeated by Smith.  Since then “Aliwood” has had to accept consistent heckling of his poker skills, particularly in regards to his H.O.R.S.E. game, but perhaps that’s all about to change. 

Last night not only did Ali Nejad outlast Gavin Smith in the FTOPS H.O.R.S.E event, he outlasted every other red Full Tilt pro that entered, including such feared opponents as Allen Cunningham, Erick Lindgren, Huckleberry Seed, Jon Turner, Scott Fischman, Bill Edler, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow ,and Andy Bloch, who hosted the event.  When Ali finally bowed out of the event in 27th place, his was the last red colored name on the list.  

The eventual winner of Event #14 was online player “bigdogpckt5s,” who walked away with $75,572.50, a gold jersey avatar and one of the most respected titles of the series. 

The final table finish positions for Event #14 of the FTOPS were as follows: 

1st.  bigdogpckt5s- $75,572.50

2nd.  viking47- $52,022

3rd.  destiny7- $35,325.75

4th.  allinstevie- $22,847.50

5th.  MavFish- $14,411.50

6th.  LTBGGTBL- $10,193.50

7th.  chiupilu- $7,381.50

8th.  KipsterDK- $4,956.15 

So will this impressive showing in a major online tournament finally redeem Ali Nejad in the eyes of his peers?  To find out tune in to PokerRoad Radio when it begins again soon, straight from the LA Poker Classic. 

For your chance to compete in any of the final ten events of FTOPS XI, including the Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $2.5 million dollars, join Full Tilt Poker by clicking here. 

Story by Mark Anderson

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