The Weekly Review: PCA Recap, and Gavin Smith Passes Away
The Weekly Review is back with some sad news about one of Canada's most famous poker players from the mid to late 2000's, a recap from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and also breaks down the Sunday majors from the virtual felt from the past week.
Here is your Weekly Review for Jan 13, 2019 to Jan 19, 2019.
Canadian Poker Legend Gavin Smith Passes Away at Age 50
News broke on twitter by PokerNews' Chad Holloway with the tragic news that Canadian poker icon Gavin Smith passed away at his Texas residence during the night on Monday January 14.
Tributes and memories of Smith came pouring in from fellow players and poker industry members.
A great ambassador of the game will truly be missed by all, especially those who crossed paths with "OleGSmith".
Please click on the link below for the full article from PokerNews Canada
Wellenbach Finishes Third in PCA Main Event and Canadians Win Six Events
The Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is known as the catalyst for the beginning of the poker year. The 2019 iteration of the event produced some remarkable storylines.
Scott Wellenbach ended up with a third place finish in the main event, donating all of his $600,000 profit to charity. Marc-Andre Ladouceur also made the final table but fell in eighth place for $146,840.
Sam Greenwood continued his dominance in high rollers as he finished in 49th place for $69,100 in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) followed by a win in the $100,000 High Roller event for $1,775,460.
Speaking of millionaires, Marc Perrault was added to the millionaires list at the PCA as he finished in sixth place in the PSPC for just over $1 million while Kristin Bicknell was the next highest Canadian in the event finishing in 11th place for $328,500
To find out a full breakdown of the PCA and how Canadians fared, please click on the link below
Canadian Wins Sunday Million for Top Online Sunday Score
A Canadian captured a six-figure score this past Sunday by collecting all the chips in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Million. "r1d3rst0rm" outlasted a field of 5,909 to collect $159,563 of the $1,181,800 prize pool. "FREDYWOLF" was the other Canadian at the final table of the tournament, finishing in fifth place for $38,699.
The Sunday was also highlighted by Canadians, "FU_15" who won the High Roller Club Sunday Supersonic for $37,079.
"skitzo793" finished in third place in the Super Sunday High Roller over on partypoker, turning a $2,600 buy-in into $16,662.
Please click on the article below to find out how Canadians fared in this past Sunday's major online poker tournaments.