The Weekly Review: Action Resumes Post-WSOP
Live poker returns from the post-WSOP hiatus with WPT Choctaw in Oklahoma, the World Cup of Cards has kicked off, and we let you know all the key events on the 36-event schedule. The weekly articles of the Sunday Briefing and GPI update are also recapped.
Here is your Weekly Review for August 13 to 19, 2017:
Canadians “Noklahoma” at WPT Choctaw
The first major event since the WSOP was the WPT Choctaw in Durant, Oklahoma, taking place from August 4-8. The $3,700 buy-in saw 924 entries to create a prize pool of over $3 million.
Canadians failed to cash in the event with Mike Leah being one of the only to survive Day 1a with 189,400. He unfortunately failed to advance past Day 2.
The tournament was won by American Jay Lee who had only $10,000 in recorded live tournament cashes before the tournament. He secured the top-prize money of $593,173.
Canadian GPI Rankings Remain Unchanged With Engel in Front
The Global Poker index is the ranking system for live tournament poker players which analyzes the results of players over six half-year periods.
GPI Top 10 Canadians:
Ari Engel holds onto the lead in the overall GPI top 10 Canadians list for what is a remarkable 42nd-straight week. Timothy Adams, Daniel Dvoress, Sam Greenwood, and Mike Leah round out the top five.
2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year:
Engel also holds onto the lead in this category, this time for the 14th-straight week. Timothy Adams, Daniel Dvoress, Daniel Negreanu, and Mike Leah are also in the top five spots.
Canadian Sunday Briefing: Sunday Million Final Table Gives Top Win
Canadians keep crushing the Sunday Million on PokerStars and another Canadian made the final table this past Sunday with “Rass777” being in the final nine of the biggest guaranteed weekly online poker tournament. “Rass777” ended up finishing in sixth place to receive $42,100.44.
Three Canadians ended up making the final table of the $320 The Baby Whale, which hosts a $100,000 guarentee. With 380 total entries, the tournament surpassed the guarantee. “Sstringg” was the first Canadian eliminated, finishing in eighth place for $2,850. With three players remaining, there were still two players in contention. Canadian “McNugget123” ended up falling in third place for $12,882, leaving “SHIPITBITCH” as Canada’s last hope for the tournament victory. Facing off against Germany’s “polarizedOMG”, the two made a deal with “SHIPITBITCH” having the chip lead and receiving $20,567.54. “SHIPITBITCH” lost the heads-up battle but still ended with more money than his opponent after the deal.
For the full results from all the Sunday majors please visit the article linked below.
Wolrd Cup of Cards Returns With $6 Million in Guarentees
The World Cup of Cards returns to Montreal’s Playground Poker Club for a month from August 13 to September 13, featuring 36 events on the schedule.
Some of the highlighted events on the schedule are the $1,650 buy-in CPPT World Cup of Cards event which is on from Aug. 25-28, $5,300 8-Max Reentry from Aug. 30-31, $1,100 Playground1000 which takes place from Sep. 1-6 and features four Day 1 starting flights, and the $2,200 partypoker Canadian Poker Championships which takes place from Sep. 8-13.