Thursday, June 16, 2011
Gold For Saskatchewan.
You'd think I would have remembered, but I didn't. The World Series of Poker is well underway, and Saskatchewan can now claim a braclet. Tyler Bonkowski of Regina won $220,817 in the 3000 Dollar Limit Hold 'Em tournament, $3000 being the amount each player has pay to play in the tournament. Along with that nice chunk of change he gets a World Series gold bracelet, as do all winners of a WSOP event. Note that you won't find the actual tournament Bonkowski competed in in the Star Phoenix story. I think it's a reasonable guess that the writer isn't a poker fan. Bonkowski is from Moosimin by way of Regina. This is his forth cash at a WSOP event, and the first victory for a Canadian player at the 2011 edition. The Main Event, the highlight of the series, begins July 7th.