The Weekly Review: Bicknell Tops Canadian Sunday Scores, ‘freezeplay’ Wins Winter Series Main
Here is your Weekly Review for January 7 to 13, 2018:
’freezeplay’ Tops Field to Win PokerStars Winter Series High Main Event
The PokerStars Winter Series has come to a conclusion with 152 total events across four different buy-in levels. The $2,100 buy-in High Main Event saw 1,116 entries to create a $2,232,000 total prize pool. It was Canada’s “freezeplay” who managed to outlast the field and collect the $363,177 first-place prize.
After a five-handed deal in the $215 Medium Main Event, Canada’s “SmartyFish4” got heads up for the title but lost a heads-up battle with Netherlands “The Haamer”. “SmartyFish4” still walked away with $160,889 in the 10,644-player field.
For the full breakdown of all four Winter Series Main Event, please see the recap article linked below.
Kristen “krissyb25” Bicknell Leads Canadians in Sunday Majors
With the Sunday Million being a two-day event as part of the Winter Series Medium Main Event, other tournaments entered the spotlight this Sunday. One of those was the Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars. The Sunday Supersonic features a $215 buy-in played in a six-max, hyper-turbo format. With 915 players entering, the last two standing was Canada’s Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell and American poker refugee Joseph “subiime” Cheong. Cheong got the better of Bicknell taking $30,939.45 for the victory while Bicknell received $22,021.56 for the runner-up finish.
Over on partypoker, “SetKat74” managed to outlast a field of 572 entries in the $215 buy-in Title Fight Warm Up PKO for $10,662.08 along with added money in bounties.
In the $109 Main Event on partypoker, Canadian “BBCgiants” was the runner-up for $18,060 in the 1,470 field, losing to U.K’s “thurayarules” who received $25,395 for the victory.
For the full results from the Sunday grind, please click on the article linked below.
PokerStars Rebrands TCOOP as Turbo Series, Announce Anniversary Tournaments
PokerStars made an announcement that after six years under the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) the series will be rebranded as the Turbo Series.
In the announcement they also stated that they have pushed the series out a month with tentative dates of February 18 to March 4.
PokerStars also announced anniversary editions of the Sunday Million and Sunday Storm that will take place on Feb 4. The Sunday Million will guarantee $10 Million while the Sunday Storm will shell out a guarantee of $1 million.
To take a full look at the announcement please click on the article linked below.