The Weekly Review: Afriat Tops WPT and Canada Wins Sunday Storm
It was a bit of a silent week in the world of poker. The World Poker Tour (WPT) wrapped up at Borgata with a Canadian champion, PokerStars had their anniversary events guaranteeing big prize pools for the Sunday Million and Sunday Storm, and we took a fun look back at a novelty product for a new segment called Flashback Friday.
Here is your Weekly Review for February 4 to 12, 2018:
Eric Afriat Wins Second WPT Title
Canada has the newest champion on the World Poker Tour (WPT). The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open wrapped up with their $3,500 Main Event. The tournament received 1,244 entries for a prize pool close to $4 million. Eric Afriat added his name to the WPT Champions Trophy for the second time by winning the tournament, besting Justin Zaki heads up to collect $651,928 for the title.
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”RoiRoiDame” Wins Anniversary Sunday Storm
It was a big weekend with the big game, partypoker’s Powerfest wrapping up, and PokerStars celebrating their 12th anniversary of the Sunday Million and the seventh anniversary of the Sunday Storm.
Canada bricked the $215 Sunday Million final table, which had a big overlay with a $10 million guarantee. The $1 million guaranteed, $11 buy-in Sunday Storm however, crushed the guarantee, and one Canadian made the final table. “RoiRoiDame” was sitting near the bottom of the field with two tables left but managed to run up a stack and outlast a field of 142,099 players to collect the victory after a four-way deal. “RoiRoiDame” collected $97,879.80 for the victory, almost $100K from an $11 buy-in.
The second big score by a Canadian this past week was from “a.urliu” who had a runner-up finish in the Powerfest #46-H, $2,100 buy-in Main Event on partypoker. They collected $139,125 for the second-place finish after being bested by “letsgodancing”.
Flashback Friday: Who Remembers PokerPadz
A fun new series called Flashback Friday looks at something from poker’s past. For the first edition, PokerNews Canada looks back at a poker novelty item: a mouse pad. This wasn’t just your ordinary mouse pad, though. It was targeted to online poker players who wanted to feel like they were playing at a real poker table. The mouse pad was oversized, and in the shape of a poker table with actual poker table felt for the surface. The packaging included 10 poker chips as well so users could put their mouse on the mouse pad and riffle chips, just like they were sitting at a real poker table.
Take a trip down memory lane and click on the article linked below.