Like many before, the Montreal Nationals finished another week of matches on top of the Global Poker League (GPL). This past week the GPL’s Las Vegas studio hosted the first heat of the 2016 Summer Series featuring cross-conference live heads-up matches inside their signature ‘Cube’. Play was heavily dominated by the Americas conference teams highlighted by a 3-0 sweep by the Nationals’ Martin Jacobson over Eurasia heavyweight Randy Lew of the Hong Kong Stars.
The Nationals finished the week with 115 points to retain the top spot in the league. Their lead now sits at 14 points in the Americas conference after LA Sunset wild card and Summer Series heat #1 headliner Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) picked up his first win and a big six points in his GPL debut defeating Paris Aviators team manager Fabrice Soulier, 2-1.
Here is how the standings look after Heat #1 of the Global Poker League Summer Series:
Paul’s win kicked off what turned out to be an Americas conference sweep over their Eurasia counterparts. In the second match of the week, Jonathan Jaffe (San Francisco Rush) defeated Dzmitry Urbanovich (Moscow Wolverines) 2-1. Scott Ball (Las Vegas Moneymakers) prevailed over Chris Moorman (London Royals) 2-1. A day after Jacobson scored the first sweep of the Summer Series, Sao Paulo Metropolitan, Felipe Ramos followed suit by taking the broom to Jeff Gross and the Berlin Bears claiming all nine points. In the final match of the week, Kevin MacPhee (New York Rounders) got the best of Canadian Timothy Adams (Rome Emporers) in a 2-1 victory.
The GPL Summer Series will host five more weeks of heads-up cross-conference matches. Stay tuned to Canada Poker for weekly updates and follow the Montreal Nationals as they make a push for the playoffs.