The Weekly Review: Charity Streams and Side Event Wins For Canadians
There was lots of activity on the site this week with the announcement of a couple of poker reporters streaming for charity this coming week. There is a recap from the WPT Five Diamond, and a look back at some announcements from earlier in the year that never came to light.
Here is your Weekly Review for December 10 to 16, 2017:
Canadian Poker Reporters Hosting Charity Stream
You may have seen them at some events that PokerNews Canada covers across the country, Aleeyah Jadavji and Adam Lamers are hosting a charity stream starting Monday, December 18, at 3 p.m. MST. The stream, which is in support of REG (Raising For Effective Giving) Charity, will run for about 12 hours every day up to December 22. After a quick recharge for the Christmas break, the two will then come back for a final 24-hour marathon stream on December 26.
The two have set up a Twitch.tv stream and have already lined up guests to join them with the likes of Martin Jacobson, Ari Engel, Patrick Serda, and Kirstin Bicknell, the latter of which will join them on the final day of streaming.
Bicknell Wins a Side Event while No Canadians Cash WPT Five Diamond Main Event
With the likes of Sorel Mizzi, Daniel Negreanu, Shawn Buchanan, Justin Oliver, Ari Engel, Kristen Bicknell, and Mike Leah making Day 2 of the $10,400 buy-in WPT Five Diamond Main Event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, it looked like a Canadian had a great chance of cashing. Unfortunately, from that list only Justin Oliver survived the day, finishing as one of the short stacks. He was eliminated on Day 3 short of the money bubble.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Canadians at the WPT Five Diamond as Kristen Bicknell bought into a $5,200 side event which saw 147 entries. She managed to be the last player standing to capture $228,144.
Timothy Adams Captures €50K Super High Roller in Prague
The PokerStars Championship Prague is well underway as the last major event on the calendar in 2017 and Timothy Adams added an impressive victory to his record. After three days of play, the Canadian had outlasted a field of 34 players to claim victory and €555,000.
With the victory, Adams has now bumped his career tournament earnings up to over $7.8 million.
Broken Promises From CPT in 2017
This April there was a report that the Canadian Poker Tour (CPT) was making a comeback when they were acquired by PokerVision Media. PokerVision was a new cable channel dedicated to poker and esports which was acquired by ePlay Digital.
The press release from PokerVision and the CPT gave hope of two major events, the Canadian Poker Open Championship and the CPT National Championships would be televised events on the platform in 2017. With the end of the year two weeks away, and no dates given, it looks like this will not come to light.
ePlay Digial was asked to comment on the future of the CPT and the failure of the two live events promised to take place in 2017 but no response has been made.
”smilethenclick” Pulls Off Three Final Tables on partypoker
It was a great day for “smilethenclick” over on partypoker who rolled out of bed to claim a second-place finish in the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event Warm Up for $15,174, a second-place finish in the $530 High Roller Warm Up for $14,865, and a third-place finish in the $530 High Roller for $11,816.
Not to be outdone, regular on the Canadian Sunday Briefing, Alex “dynoalot” Defelice, topped a field of 806 players in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $27,830.