The Weekly Review: WPT Florida Wraps Up While Focus Shifts to Playground
While most of the poker world was travelling to Europe for the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), there were still some events in North America as well as a full slate of online poker tournaments to recap in this week's news.
Here is your Weekly Review for October 22 to 28, 2017:
Canadians Come Up Empty in Florida
The WPT returned to Florida for the $5,000 buy-in WPT bestbet Jacksonville Main Event. With two starting flights, the tournament saw 323 entries to produce a total prize pool of $1,501,950.
Darren Elias fell short of capturing a fourth WPT Main Event title, finishing in third for $135,548, while reigning champion of the tournament, Sam Panzica fell one spot short of a repeat, collecting $210,783 for the second-place finish. The winner was Paul Petraglia who collected $315,732 for the victory along with the honour and distinction of joining the Champions Club.
Joseph “jughead11” Lacasse Has $50K Score on Sunday
This week's biggest Canadian online poker winner on Sunday was Joseph “jughead11” Lacasse who managed to make the final table of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars that saw a field of 1,599 players. In the end, Lacasse fell one spot short of the victory, finishing in second place for $34,939 to “great dant” of Brazil.
Jean-Pascal “hopezACE” Savard made the final table of the $109 Sunday Kickoff on PokerStars. He ultimately ended his run in seventh place for $2,542.
The last deep run of the day saw “Virgil Hilrs” make the final table of the Sunday Million on PokerStars. With 5,777 entries and a total prize pool of $1,155,400, any player making the final table can be proud of the accomplishment. He ended up finishing in sixth place while collecting $26,551 for a nice pay day.
For the full results of the Sunday online grind, please check out the recap linked below:
Playground Poker Fall Classic Returns
The WPT is set to return to Playground Poker Club in Montreal as part of the schedule with the Playground Poker Club Fall Classic. The festival begins Sunday October 29 and runs until November 16.
The event is highlighted with the $2,000,000-guaranteed WPT Montreal which has a buy-in of $3,850 and will have three starting flights, one each day, starting on November 10 and concluding on November 16th.
The festival also has $100,000 guaranteed $160 event, a $200,000 guaranteed $250 event, a $1,100 50/50 bounty event, and a $550 pot-limit Omaha event to include all bankrolls.
For the full breakdown and schedule please check out the article linked below.