The Weekly Review: Bad Beat Jackpots Hit, Greenwood Continues to Win

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It was an action-packed week on the virtual felt with SCOOP fully underway on PokerStars and Powerfest on partypoker. EPT Monte Carlo wrapped up with a familiar face winning another title while two bad beat jackpots were hit in Montreal in April.

Here is your Weekly Review for May 6 to 12, 2018:

Greenwood Adds Another Million Dollar Score

It seems every week Sam Greenwood is topping the headlines. This week is more of the same. The EPT Monte Carlo: €100K Super High Roller saw a field of 42 total entries with Greenwood headed into the final day sitting in second place in chips with six players remaining.

Greenwood got heads up with the start of day chip leader Christoph Vogelsang and after the final card was dealt it was Greenwood getting the better of Vogelsang for the first place prize of €1,520,000. This gives Greenwood more than US$11 million in total live tournament earnings.

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Two Bad Beat Jackpots Hit in Montreal in One Month

Sometimes it takes a while to hit a bad beat jackpot, but two bad beat jackpots were hit in Montreal during the month of April.

The first of this rare occurrence was at Casino de Montreal when the $1,669,442 jackpot was hit, setting a new record for brick-and-mortar casinos in North America. Guymet St-Lot flopped quad tens on the {10-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop. Guillaume Leduc-Frenette followed St-Lot all in with {8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} after the flop. Leduc-Frenette hit his gin card on the turn, the {j-Diamonds} to give himself a straight flush and leaving quad tens drawing dead, but also setting off the record beating jackpot.

The second happened at Playground Poker Club on April 27th when Kwane R flopped a set of queens on a {a-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop and shoved for $100 when the action checked to him. His opponent called from the small blind holding {k-Spades}{j-Spades} for the royal flush draw. The {q-Hearts} came on the turn giving Kwane R quad queens while The {10-Spades} came on the river, giving his opponent a royal flush and setting off the $1,375,000 bad beat jackpot.

For the full breakdown of both hands, click on the link below.

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Poker Refugees Score Big Wins From Within Canadian Borders

The biggest score of last Sunday came from American Aaron “aaronmermel” Mermelstein who was playing from inside Canadian borders when he won SCOOP 04-H for $127,873.

Two Canadians managed to make the final table of the $215 Sunday Million which was SCOOP 04-M. “EndlessJ” from Toronto managed to finish in eighth place for $14,940 while “johhnyknock” finished in seventh place for $21,588.

Over on partypoker, “tortor2012” was the only Canadian to make the final table of the Powerfest #03-SHR event. The $5,200 Progressive Knockout event saw 196 entries and just missed the $1 million guarantee. “tortor2012” finished in second place for $75,579, losing to Russian “alex2pairs” who received just under $100,000 for the victory.

For the full results of an action packed Sunday on the virtual felt, please click on the link below.

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Las Vegas Poker Calendar Posted For Best Tournament Value of 2018

With so many tournaments every summer in Las Vegas it can be confusing as to what tournaments are happening on what day, and which tournaments offer the best value for players. Former November Niner and tournament director Kenny Hallaert solved that issue by creating a poker tournament calendar.

You can see the full schedule by downloading the spreadsheet. Once you have the spreadsheet you can highlight which tournaments you intend to play and the spreadsheet will tell you your total buy-ins you plan on spending at the bottom of the sheet.

To get the full article, please click on the link below.

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