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Currently in Canada: First Female Makes GPI's National Top 10

Kristen Bicknell
  • Kristen Bicknell made history last week on the Global Poker Index in Canada.

Keep up with all the news coming out of the Canadian poker world with this quick recap of the top headlines of the last week from PokerNews Canada.

”ruthless848” Goes Deep in the Sunday Million

“ruthless848” ended up the biggest Canadian winner from the past weekend when he finished third in the Sunday Million on PokerStars for $73,541.63. He was outlasted by “geob000” from Greece who won the world’s biggest weekly online poker tournament for $149,332.51.

During the Sunday Warmup, ”grapedrink07” was the tournament’s top Canadian. He finished as the runner-up for $42,140.29.

On 888poker in the $120,000 Mega Deep, two Canadians made the final table. ”omgjefmonier” finished the tournament in ninth place for $1,948.62. The other Canadian to make a deep run in the biggest weekly tournament on 888poker was ”cockbandit44” who finished in fourth place for $10,365.

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William Harper Wins Sold-Out Deep Freeze Bounty In P.E.I.

The first of three major annual poker tournaments was held at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino on Prince Edward Island. The Deep Freeze Bounty featured a $440 tournament where $300 went to the prize pool and $100 was given to a player who knocked out an opponent. William Harper was the last entrant standing to take home $17,500 plus bounties. Andrew MacDonald finished as the runner-up, collecting $9,600.

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Kyle Hartree Tops Field Again to Win Great Canadian Freeze Out

Calgary’s Great Canadian Freeze Out wrapped up this past weekend with the conclusion of the Main Event. The $560 buy in tournament saw 311 entries, but in the end it was Alberta regulars Kyle Hartree and Ryan Cairns battling it out heads up for the title. Hartree ended up victorious, taking home $40,000. Cairns pocketed $24,000 for his second-place finish.

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Bicknell Enters Top 10 As Engel and Leah Remain On Top

History was made this past week on Global Poker Index (GPI) in Canada. Kristen Bicknell broke into the top 10 of the national list by claiming the 10th spot. Bicknell, who was the first female ever to break into the top 10 Canadians, also sits in sixth spot of the 2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year race.

Ari Engel maintained his spot for the 19th straight week as the top tournament player in Canada, followed closely by Mike Leah. Engel also holds the ninth spot in the overall GPI rankings.

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