It was a busy week in poker for Canadians, both online and in real life. Both the EPT London High Roller and PokerStars Sunday Millions were taken down by Canada for a nearly $700k. See the results below.
Jason Lavallée Wins EPT London High Roller
Montreal-native Jason Lavallée has just won the EPT London High Roller £10,000+£300 event, taking home the title, a SLYDE Luxury Swiss watch, and £357,700. Lavallée defeated Simon Higgins of the UK heads up for his first major title.
“I picked up a lot of hands in fortunate spots and got lucky,” he said.
The final table was a Canadian affair, with two other countrymen finishing in the top 10. Sorel Mizzi from Toronto finished 3rd for £161,560 and Carla Sabini from Montreal finished 4th for £132,320.
The final table is as follows:
1st. Jason Lavallee — £357,700 (Canada)
2nd. Simon Higgins — £242,330 (United Kingdom)
3rd. Sorel Mizzi — £161,560 (Canada)
4th. Carla Sabini — £132,320 (Canada)
5th. Tamer Kamel — £106,170 (United Kingdom)
6th. David Ulliott — £82,315 (United Kingdom)
7th. Luca Pagano — £60,930 (Italy)
8th. Mark Teltscher — £44,775 (United Kingdom)
‘Runninggreat’ Wins Last Week’s Sunday Million After 5-Way Chop
Living up to his name, Canadian ‘Runninggreat’ hit hands when he had to, crawling back from a large chip deficit to take down PokerStars Sunday Million tournament for $127,340.49. 6,834 entrants took part in online poker’s largest weekly online tournament, pushing the prize pool up to $1,366,800, well past the guaranteed 1M.
The final table is as follows: * Denotes a 5-way chop
1. Runninggreat – $127,340.49* (Canada)
2. honhanv – $137,649.11* (Russia)
3. yurasov1990 – $139,121.14* (Belarus)
4. datysho – $97,912.52* (Moldova)
5. Desmoplakin – $101,559.40* (Czech Republic)
6. PolecatRider – $43,737.60 (Germany)
7. risomopeibol – $30,069.60 (Germany)
8. tzanosdim – $16,401.60 (Greece)
9. touchmynuts1 – $10,592.70 (Ukraine)