The Weekly Review: A Canadian Series, A Charity Stream, And Results Online and On GPI
PlayNow is back with their Canadian Online Poker Series (COPS), PokerNews Canada Editor Lane Anderson is streaming online poker for a great cause, and the results from the Sunday grind and Global Poker Index are released.
Here is your Weekly Review for October 29 to November 4, 2017:
Canadian Online Poker Series Set to Get Underway
Starting on November 5 and running until November 15, there will be an eight-event series on PlayNow (Espacejeaux in Quebec) across eight days of play for $400,000 in guarantees. The Canadian Online Poker Series (COPS) will include players from Manitoba, B.C., and Quebec across the PlayNow platform and is the only regulated online poker network in Canada.
The full schedule is listed below:
|Nov. 5||12 p.m. PT||Ev.1: Deepstack Rebuy||$100+$9||$60,000|
|Nov. 6||5:30 p.m. PT||Ev.2: Rebuy & Add-on||$10+$1||$15,000|
|Nov. 7||5:30 p.m. PT||Ev.3: Headhunter Freezeout||$50+$5||$15,000|
|Nov. 8||5:30 p.m. PT||Ev.4 5-Max Rebuy & Add-on||$14+$1.50||$20,000|
|Nov. 9||5:30 p.m. PT||Ev.5 Freezeout||$125+$10||$30,000|
|Nov. 10||5:30 p.m. PT||Ev.6 Rebuy & Add-on||$35+$3||$30,000|
|Nov. 11||4 p.m. PT||Ev.7 5-Max Rebuy & Add-on||$40+$4||$30,000|
|Nov. 12||2 p.m. PT||Main Event Rebuy||$400+$25||$200,000|
Streaming Marathon Raising Money For Alberta Children’s Hospital
PokerNews Canada Editor Lane Anderson is taking to Twitch.tv to help raise money for a good cause. Anderson hopes to raise at least $5,000 for Alberta Children’s Hospital as part of Extra-Life.Org starting on Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m. MDT, and ending on Sunday, November 5 at 7 p.m. MST, while streaming himself playing online poker.
To get more details on the event and find out where to donate, please check out the link listed below.
”roo_400” Jumps For Joy After Capturing First Sunday High Roller for $70K
This past week was the first rendition of some new events added to the Sunday schedule on PokerStars. The Sunday High Roller tournament features a $2,100 buy-in with a $150,000 guarantee. The tournament saw 173 entries and crushed the guarantee with a $346,000 prize pool. The winner of the event was a Canadian, “roo_400”, who captured $66,662 en route to victory.
Also on PokerStars, Joel “jbrown8777” Brown final tabled the Sunday Million which saw 5,897 entries to create a prize pool of $1,179,400. Brown finished the tournament in fifth place, collecting $38,620.
On partypoker, “CowEyed” made the final table in the $150,000 guarantee Super High Roller, which features a $2,600 buy-in. “CowEyed” just missed out on heads-up play with a third-place finish, receiving $28,633.
Ari Engel Still On Top of 2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year Race
Ari Engel still leads the Global Poker Index (GPI) top 10 overall Canadians list and the 2017 GPI Player of the Year race. He has led the list of Canada’s top tournament poker players for 53 straight weeks. Mike Watson was the biggest mover up the ladder this week, going from outside the top 10 to claim the fifth spot.
In the Player of the Year race, Engel is closely followed by Timothy Adams, Mike Leah, Daniel Dvoress, and Daniel Negreanu, where all players in the top five have the ability to take home the crown with a couple of good finishes down the home stretch.
To check out the full rankings, please check out the article linked below.