The Weekly Review: Kerslake Wins Big, Negreanu’s Tweet, Sunday Winners
The Weekly Review is back with a controversial week along with a recap of the Winter Super Stack from Deerfoot Inn & Casino and the top winners from the Sunday online tournament scene.
Here is your Weekly Review for Jan 27, 2019 to Feb 2, 2019.
Kerslake Wins Winter Super Stack Main Event
The tournament poker scene in southern Alberta gets underway every year with the Winter Super Stack from Deerfoot Inn & Casino. This year there were 12 event over an 11 day span which awarded more than $500,000.
This year's main event was a $1,500 buy-in that drew 164 runners. After a three-way deal, Calgary's Cindy Kerslake walked away with her career biggest tournament score of $43,528 for the victory.
Other notables to make their mark on the series were Haven Dionne Werner who captured two of the 11 events while Julius Roque was declared the High Point champion of the series, scooping up $4,500 in buy-ins for the Summer and Fall Super Stack series at Deerfoot Inn & Casino later this year.
For the full event recap please click on the link below.
Negreanu Creates Controversy of Tweets
Canada poker superstar Daniel Negreanu had the poker world in an uproar over a tweet followed by a blog post on Full Contact poker.
The tweet that started the online debate said:
“Worst kind of poker player has the following traits: Winner
Quiet (Also Miserable)
If you match all of these categories then you are probably a real treat to have at parties. 2 of 5 is still bad."
After backlash from members of the poker community, Negreanu went on to clarify his tweet and apologize, stating that he was too harsh in his initial outtake. He reworded his initial tweet to turn it into a positive light, giving examples of positive traits for an attractive poker player.
For the full coverage on the backlash, please click on the link below.
"Hookz" Collects a Sunday Million Final Table
Canada was shut out of the final table of most of the major online events this Sunday.
There was only one Canadian who made the final table of the Sunday Million this week. "Hookz" was the top Canadian in the tournament, collecting $37,964 for a fifth place finish.
Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone managed a final table and a sixth place finish in the $2,100 buy-in Sunday Cooldown to collect more than $13,000 in bounties and prize money.
Over on partypoker "ReQui3m4" finished in third place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter for over $16,000 in bounties and prize money.
For the full Sunday recap please click on the link below.
That does it for this week's Weekly Review, giving you a quick break down of what you may have missed on PokerNews Canada this week.