The Weekly Review: Greenwood Climbs Rankings as Franklin Wins Sunday Million
It was a quiet week as the PokerStars Championship Prague is about to get underway as the last major event of the year. This week we recap the Sunday online grind with the Canadian Sunday Briefing and take a look at how Canadians moved around the Global Poker Index.
Here is your Weekly Review for December 3 to 9, 2017:
Six Figure Sunday Million Win For Canadian Ryan Franklin
The biggest score of the day went to Ryan “HITTHEPANDA” Franklin who managed to win the most prestigious weekly online poker tournament, the PokerStars Sunday Million. The $215 buy-in event saw 5,914 entries to create a prize pool of $1,182,800. Franklin walked away with $159,701 for the victory.
The $109 buy-in Sunday Cooldown saw two Canadians make the final table. The $109 buy-in turbo tournament saw 1,180 entries to beat the guarantee. “Mikeydeg” took eighth place for $1,976 while “n3xD” was the highest placing Canuck, finishing in second place for $13,532.
Also on PokerStars a Canadian made the final table of the $2,100 Super High Roller. The event saw 155 entries to beat the $200,000 guarantee. Chris “Apotheosis92” Kruk ended up finishing in fifth place for $21,678.
Global Poker Index: Greenwood Climbs
Ari Engel still leads the GPI Top 10 Canadians list the 58th straight week. Hot on his heels is Sam Greenwood. Greenwood moved from No.9 to No. 2 on the list after an amazing run at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party.
Greenwood has also played himself into contention for the 2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year race. Engel still leads the race and is looking to earn the title for the second year in a row. Mike Leah is less than 200 points behind and Greenwood sits in third, just over 200 points behind. With the PokerStars Championship Prague the last major event on the calendar, the PoY honour is still up for grabs with plenty of high roller events to be played.
Engel also sits in the top 10 of the Overall 2017 GPI Player of the Year race. He holds onto the last spot, over 500 points behind the leader, Bryn Kenney.