The Weekly Review: PlayNow Poker Championship, Online Series, and SIGA Preview
The PlayNow Poker Championship in Winnipeg wrapped up this past weekend with four events in four days including the $1,100 Main Event. The Canadian Sunday Briefing featured events from 888poker’s XL Eclipse series, partpoker’s Powerfest, and PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) with a plethora of big paydays for Canadians. The SIGA Poker Championship preview is also featured.
Here is your Weekly Review for September 24 to 30, 2017:
Ken Hunter Wins Second Main Event as PlayNow Poker Championship Wraps Up
The PlayNow Poker Championship featured four events along with one satellite event day across five days at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg on September 20-24.
The first day featured a $120 buy-in satellite to the Main Event. With 283 entries, 28 players booked a ticket to the $1,100 Main Event taking place on Saturday.
The second event featured a $300 bounty event with $225 going to the prize pool, a $50 bounty awarded to a player for knocking out a fellow competitor, and $25 registration fee. A total of 242 players bought into the event, creating a prize pool of $54,450. In the end it was Kyle Buell who topped the field for the $14,352 first prize.
Next up was the $600 ring event, which not only awarded prize money and a trophy to the winner, but the last player standing also got to walk away with a silver PlayNow Poker Championship ring signifying their accomplishment. With 171 entries and 13 and a half hours of play, it was Sheldon Kent who captured the victory outlasting Terrence King for the $25,158.
The Main event featured a $1,100 buy-in and saw 163 players buy in to create a prize pool of $163,000. Day 1 of the event ended with 20 players remaining, needing just three players to be eliminated at the start of Day 2 to reach the money. After the last card was dealt, Ken Hunter was the last player with chips, securing $43,740 for the victory for his second PlayNow Poker Championship Main Event title.
The last event was the $400 tournament. With 150 players it was the last chance at PlayNow Poker Championship glory in 2017. Leo Leclerc outlasted Roberta Kent heads-up to capture the title along with $15,152.
For the full recaps of the event please visit the articles linked below.
- Kyle Buell Wins First Event at 2017 PlayNow Poker Championship
- Kent Reigns Over King in Second PlayNow Championship Event
- Ken Hunter Wins PlayNow Poker Championship Main Event a Second Time
- Leo Leclerc Captures Title in Final PlayNow Poker Championship Event
”Joshuah333” Runs Deep in WCOOP Main Event as Jaime Staples Finished Runner-Up in Mini Million
There was plenty of money to be won this past Sunday with all three major poker sites featuring the big guarantees for the last day of their poker series’.
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on PokerStars had its WCOOP Main Event. The $5,200 buy-in featured a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000 and $1.5 million for first. A total of 2,183 entries created a total prize pool of $10,915,000. In the end, Steven “SvZff” van Zadelhoff got the better of Canadian Joshua “joshuah333” Herman heads-up to walk away with over $1.6 million. Herman received $1.2 million for the runner-up finish.
Another big score went to Jaime “jaimestaples” Staples who found himself at the final table of the $22, $150,000-guaranteed Mini Million on PokerStars. The Team PokerStars Online pro was unable to close the deal though, losing heads-up to “The Wesss” who captured $23,133 for the victory. Staples settled for $15,900 as the runner-up.
For the full breakdown of the Sunday majors please click on the article linked below.
SIGA Poker Championship Taking Place Oct. 6-8 In Saskatoon
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is hosting the SIGA Poker Championship October 6-8 at the Dakota Dunes Casino near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The $675 buy-in event is expecting nearly a $250,000 prize pool. There will also be an added incentive to win the event as a 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event seat worth $10,000 will be given to the winner of the event. PokerNews Canada will be on hand to live report the event for the third year in a row, bringing you coverage of the event.
The two-day event has two starting flights starting at noon local time on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. All players to survive the day will come back and play at noon on Sunday, October 8, as a winner will be crowned.
Last year, Waylon Gibson walked away with $38,136 for the victory, and in 2015, Mark Burke was the winner for $37,026 with a smaller buy-in of $550.