The Weekly Review: WPT, WSOPE, COPS, and More
There was lots to talk about in the world of poker this week with the wrap up of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), a Canadian winner at the World Poker Tour (WPT) at Playground, and PlayNow Poker and Espacejeaux had the Canadian Online Poker Series wrap up.
Here is your Weekly Review for November 12 to 18, 2017:
Local Wins WPT Montreal at Playground
The World Poker Tour has wrapped up another stop at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, just outside of Montreal. The event was a $3,850 reentry event which saw a field of 606 entries create a total prize pool of $2,057,370. The tournament paid the top 76 spots with all players falling in the money zone locking up $5,090, but all players were vying for the $403,570 first prize.
When the televised final table began, Pat Quinn and Maxime Heroux were the top two stacks and that carried out throughout the final table with the two getting to heads-up play. When heads-up play began, though, it was Heroux who had about 75 percent of the chips in play. After grinding Quinn down to just 11 big blinds, Quinn got his remaining chips in the middle of a limped pot on the flop of while holding . Heroux held and was in the lead. The turn and river brought out two twos to give Heroux a full house and capture the victory along with $403,570, a WPT Championship belt, his name on the WPT Champions Cup, and an entry into the $15,000 Tournament of Champions.
For the full breakdown of how the final table played out, please click on the link below.
How Canadians Fared at WSOPE
The World Series of Poker wrapped up the European leg of its tournament series in Rozvadoc, Czech Republic, at King’s Casino.
Kristin Bicknell made two very deep runs, the first in the $550 pot-limit Omaha event which saw 523 entries. Bicknell just missed out on the final table, though, finishing in 12th place for €2,914.
The second event that Bicknell had a deep run in was the most prestigious event, the €10,300 Main Event. The Main Event saw 529 entries to create a total prize pool of €5,025,500. Bicknell, who was among the chip leaders for most of the tournament, ended up falling in 18th place for €31,337 and was the top Canadian finisher.
To see how Canadians fared in the rest of the WSOPE, please click on the link below.
Canadians Capture Sunday Wins and Chops
With no Canadians at the final table of the Sunday Million this week, one of the biggest wins online on Sunday was from Canada-based “NY27PATS14” who managed to capture the $215 Sunday Warm-up on PokerStars for $47,744. Fellow Canadian “68ioweyou1”, who finished in eighth place for $4,742, also joined them at the final table.
Also on Pokerstars, “SFisch4” managed to make a deal during heads-up play that locked up $38,846. They were unable to to secure a victory, though, falling to Russian player “surprisefirm”.
For the full results of the Sunday online grind, please check out the article linked below.
Massive Overlays During Canadian Online Poker Series
This marks the third time the Canadian Online Poker Series (COPS) has taken place on the Canadian Poker Network. With players from B.C. and Manitoba on PlayNow and players from Quebec on Espacejeaux, there was over $400,000 guaranteed across eight events ranging from $11 to $425.
Seven of the eight events had overlays in the prize pool including the $425 Main Event. The Main event saw only 355 total players, which had a massive overlay of $58,000.
After the final card was dealt, it was “jiggy22” who was the last player standing to collect the $44,000 first-place prize, besting Lucas “LucasPCA” Drolet in a heads-up battle.
For the full results of the final table along with a recap of each event, please click on the link below.