The Weekly Review: Ayre Can Breath Easy, Adams Climbs the Rankings, and More
With the World Series of Poker Main Event over, it's time to get back into the swing of things with the Sunday Briefing and Global Poker Index. Canadian Calvin Ayre, the founder of Bodog, has finally reached a settlement from the 2012 charges laid against him by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland for illegal gambling and money laundering conspiracy.
Here is your Weekly Review for Sunday July 23 to Saturday July 29, 2017:
Future No Longer in the Ayre
In 2012, Calvin Ayre was indicted by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering conspiracy. On July 14, 2017, a settlement was reached in the case that dismisses all charges against Ayre and the company that he founded, Bodog.
Ayre, who currently acts as an online gaming industry analyst and a tech investor, said that he will carry on with his daily life as usual.
Canadians Capture Big Wins on PokerStars
“Thx4urm0n3y” started the day off on PokerStars right for Canadians by beating a field of 1,528 players to collect $46,647.77 for first place. “Jknack10” was the other Canadian to make the final table but ended the tournament in sixth place for $8,963.67. The second win of the day went to Same “St8$$$Homey” Greenwood who managed to outlast a field of 110 players in the $1,050 Sunday Grand, a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament, for $24,729.20.
On 888poker, the biggest Sunday major scores went to “mvp2b” and American poker refugee Jon “chut_up” Van Fleet. "Mvp2b" finished in sixth place of the $1,050 The Whale for $7,875 while Van Fleet finished as the runner-up for $25,500.
On partypoker, “y0ungsavage” had himself a good day with final tables in both the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight Warm Up and the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight. They finished the Warm Up event in seventh place for $2,791.04 followed by an eighth-place finish in the Title Fight for $3,244.74. “ALLYOURLOOT” was the other Canadian to final table the title fight with a seventh-place finish capturing $4,853.92.
In the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event, Troy “good player” Quenneville finished in fifth place in a field of 1,564 to collect $5,786.80.
For the full results on how Canadians fared in the Sunday majors, please read the article linked below.
GPI Recap: Adams Moves Up to No. 2
Timothy Adams moved up three spots to the second position in the overall Canadian GPI ranking just one spot shy of Ari Engel. Engel holds onto his position as the leader for the 39th week in a row. Sam Greenwood dropped to fifth from second place, as the rest of the top ten remained unchanged.
The 2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year race heats up with Timothy Adams moving into the second spot, mirroring the overall list, less than 100 points behind Engel.
The global 2017 GPI Player of the Year race remained unchanged from the previous week with Dario Sammartino leading the pack. Engel clings onto the No. 8 spot, just under 300 points shy of Sammartino.