Two World Series of Poker Online events wrapped up at WSOP.ca over the weekend in Ontario with David Cowling taking down the championship finale.
The events bring to a close the three-event series on the Canadian platform. The Ontario site is a partnership between the WSOP and GGPoker. GG officials were pleased with the popularity of the series in Ontario.
“We were very happy to bring real WSOP bracelet action to Ontario, and were thrilled by the participation and enthusiasm shown by players right across the province,” GG head of public relations Paul Burke tells PokerScout.
Event 3: $1,050 GGMasters Online Championship
David “Edeskie” Cowling, of Toronto, found the winner’s circle in this championship event that came with a (CAD)$250,000 prize pool. He scored $50,992 and his first WSOP bracelet in the process.
The final hand saw Cowling catch two pair on the flop with his 8♥2♣. His opponent, “Funky Kong,” moved all in on the river when a third spade hit the board.
Cowling ultimately called, picking off his opponent’s bluff. Funky Kong showed K♣9♦ for just King high. Cowling earned a nice payday and some WSOP hardware for his efforts.
The win adds to Cowling’s poker record that includes $225,218 in live tournament winnings. This marked the largest score of his career with the previous coming in May. In a €3,000 Mystery Bounty event on the PokerStars European Poker Tour, Cowling took fifth for €45,950.
The WSOP.ca win marked the first major tournament win of his career as well.
Event 2: $210 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty MILLION$
This event brought some Omaha action to the mini-series and featured a $100,000 guarantee. The tournament saw a considerable boost, however, with the prize pool ballooning to $130,200.
When the action concluded, Xing “Mai_K_4_Life” He, of Scarborough, grabbed the bracelet and a payday of $8,239.
That total doesn’t include a deal made between the final two players. The amount also doesn’t include bounties, which made up half of the prize pool.
He’s poker record includes $35,468 in live tournament winnings. In the recent WSOP Online at GGPoker, he also scored 56th in the $5,000 Main Event for $52,807.
More action coming to GGPoker
The first WSOP Online event in Ontario played out a week earlier with Tristan Schneider grabbing the gold for $28,968 in the $150 BIG 150 Ontario MILLION$.
Ontario players looking for more action should be in luck in the coming days. Like the WSOP platform in the US, the Ontario site is expected to run a regular Online Circuit Series as the site did in October.
On the international GGPoker platform, the Bounty Hunters Series, which runs through Nov. 7 with $50 million guaranteed.