The Weekly Review: Montreal, Edmonton, and Winnipeg Hosting Events
There is a lot of live poker in Canada to catch up on with the World Cup of Cards coming to a close, Battle of Alberta at Pure Gaming at its midway point, and the PlayNow Poker Championship at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg starting up. There is also a quick recap of the Sunday online grind during a big weekend of WCOOP thrown into the mix for people who would rather stay home in their pyjamas.
Here is your Weekly Review for September 17 to 23, 2017:
Rivest Tops Canadian Poker Championship Field at World Cup of Cards
The World Cup of Cards at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, wrapped up a month-long festival last week with the conclusion of the $2,200 Canadian Poker Championship event. The tournament promised a $2 million guarantee but failed to reach the guarantee after only 899 players entered the tournament. Kevin Rivest topped the field for the $336,325 first-place prize, which also saw Canadian pros Mike Leah (fourth — $110,000) and Patrick Serda (seventh — $35,000) in the mix at the final table.
Clinkscales Tops Field For DSPT Glory
Eight events in 11 days wrapped up the first half of the Battle of Alberta at Yellowhead Casino. The DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) featured a $1,100 Main Event with three starting flights. The event attracted 412 entries creating a total prize pool of $ $391,400 and paying 52 spots. Rex Clinkscales ended up with all the chips in the end capturing $79,300 along with a US$3,000 DSPT Championship seat.
For the full recap please check out the link below.
- [URL=“https://ca.pokernews.com/news/2017/09/first-half-of-battle-of-alberta-concludes-in-edmonton-18881.htm”]First Half of Battle of Alberta Concludes in EdmontonURL]
Buell and Kent Collect Titles During First Two Events in Winnipeg
The PlayNow Poker Championship kicked off in Winnipeg at Club Regent Casino for four events in four days. The first event featured a $300 bounty no-limit hold’em tournament. Every entry saw $225 go to the prize pool, $50 go to the bounty, and $25 go to the registration fee.
The tournament attracted 242 players, creating a prize pool of $54,450. Kyle Buell was the eventual winner, collecting $14,352 for the victory.
Event #2 was a $600 no-limit hold'em tournament and saw 171 players put up the buy-in for the event. After the final card was dealt, it was Sheldon Kent receiving $25,158, a trophy for the mantle, and a silver championship ring for the victory.
For the full results in the first two events please check out the articles linked below.
- Kyle Buell Wins First Event at 2017 PlayNow Poker Championship
- Kent Reigns Over King in Second PlayNow Championship Event
Canadian Sunday Grind: “Chemicl_Mind" Earns Powerfest Glory
Partypoker has their Powerfest festival happening and the biggest winner from Canada during the Sunday majors was from Powerfest #223. The $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight had a boosted guarantee and, with 2,624 entries and a slower blind structure, was a two-day tournament. Canada’s “Chemicl_Mind” fought off every competitor in the field to win the tournament, earning $73,247 for the victory.
WCOOP-49-H was the $215 Sunday Warm-Up and with a $1 million guarantee the tournament brought our 6,156 players. As with the majority of WCOOP events this was a two-day tournament and “blue1084” was the only Canadian to make the final table. They ended up finishing in fourth place for a total of over $40,000 with prize money and bounties earned.
The Sunday Storm is one of the mini-major tournaments on Sunday with an $11 buy-in but a prize pool of $225,000. The prize pool got to $242,860 and in the end Canada’s “V.IV.MMXVI” outlasted all 24,286 players to collect the first place prize of $22,273.
The special edition WCOOP-50-H had a $2,100 buy-in and a guarantee of $2 million. “moda79” was the only Canadian to make the final table and was the first player eliminated at the final table but earned $29,780 for the finish.