Mustapha ‘potta_x_potta’ Kanit continues his tremendous run of form with victory in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XXVIII Main Event.
The young Italian, who has amassed over $2.8m in online tournament earnings, picked the title up after wading through a field of 1,260 entrants, in the $1,000 single re-entry main event. The prize pool of $1,197,000 ensuring the million-dollar guarantee was met.
It’s Kanit’s best online score since picking up $392,375 for finishing third in a World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP) event, on PokerStars, back in the autumn.
A Long night! Main ftops
— Mustapha Kanit (@Mustacchione) March 30, 2015
The Global Poker Index (GPI), number one ranked Italian, plays on Full Tilt under the pseudonym ‘potta_x_potta’. His resume contains victories in The Benjamin, Sunday Mulligan and the T-Rex. It’s his first gold jersey win, and his biggest on Full Tilt since coming second in an FTOPS event back in 2012 for $26.5k. His last big online score was gained on PokerStars when he won the Sunday 500, in Dec 2014, for $65k, playing under the pseudonym ‘lasagnaaammm’. The victory comes days after Kanit won the inaugural Global Poker Masters (GPM). He was part of the victorious Italian team that included Rocco Palumbo, Andrea Dato, Dario Sammartino and Giuliano Bendinelli.
italy world champion of poker! like a bosss!!! gg to russia! well done! — Mustapha Kanit (@Mustacchione) March 22, 2015
He has earned over $2.6m in live tournament earnings, and in Jan 2014 made history by battling through fields of 1,302 and 494 entrants, to become the first player in the history of the Aussie Millions to win two side events in the same series. In Feb he won a A$1,000 side event at the Australian New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) for A$27,200.
With FTOPS out of the way, all eyes now focus on the baby version. MiniFTOPS XXVIII will start April 19 and finish May 3 with a $100 buy-in $300k Guaranteed Main Event.