The Weekly Review: Local Results From Alberta and P.E.I., a WSOP Return, and Bicknell Hits Top 10
Too busy this past week to follow all the Canadian poker news? We’ve got you covered on all the important topics from the past seven days in the Canadian poker world.
”ruthless848” Goes Deep in the Sunday Million
“ruthless848” ended up the biggest Canadian winner from the past weekend when he finished third in the Sunday Million on PokerStars for $73,541.63. He was outlasted by “geob000” from Greece who won the world’s biggest weekly online poker tournament for $149,332.51.
During the Sunday Warmup, ”grapedrink07” was the tournament’s top Canadian. He finished as the runner-up for $42,140.29.
On 888poker in the $120,000 Mega Deep, two Canadians made the final table. ”omgjefmonier” finished the tournament in ninth place for $1,948.62. The other Canadian to make a deep run in the biggest weekly tournament on 888poker was ”cockbandit44” who finished in fourth place for $10,365.
William Harper Wins Sold-Out Deep Freeze Bounty In P.E.I.
The first of three major annual poker tournaments was held at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino on Prince Edward Island. The Deep Freeze Bounty featured a $440 tournament where $300 went to the prize pool and $100 was given to a player who knocked out an opponent. William Harper was the last entrant standing to take home $17,500 plus bounties. Andrew MacDonald finished as the runner-up, collecting $9,600.
Kyle Hartree Tops Field Again to Win Great Canadian Freeze Out
Calgary’s Great Canadian Freeze Out wrapped up this past weekend with the conclusion of the Main Event. The $560 buy-in tournament saw 311 entries, but in the end it was Alberta regulars Kyle Hartree and Ryan Cairns battling it out heads-up for the title. Hartree ended up being victorious, taking home $40,000. Cairns pocketed $24,000 for his second-place finish.
Bicknell Enters Top 10 As Engel and Leah Remain On Top
History was made this past week on Global Poker Index (GPI) in Canada. Kristen Bicknell broke into the top 10 of the national list by claiming the 10th spot. Bicknell, who was the first female ever to break into the top 10 Canadians, also sits in sixth spot of the 2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year race.
Ari Engel maintained his spot for the 19th-straight week as the top tournament player in Canada, followed closely by Mike Leah. Engel also holds the ninth spot in the overall GPI rankings.
PokerNews Back at WSOP For Live Reporting
That’s right! Just as the headline reveals, PokerNews will be back as the official live reporting partner for the WSOP. After a two year hiatus, PokerNews will be delivering the updates for all 74 bracelet events. Keep it locked to PokerNews.com for all your updates regarding the WSOP.