Many Canadians have a real love for poker and the game continues to increase in popularity in Canada each day. With the amount of money players can win, new players are being lured into to playing poker online rapidly. With so much interest and popularity we look to Canadian poker players who have turned this game into their success:
Daniel Negreanu, otherwise known as ‘Kid Poker,’ is a professional poker player. Negreanu is Canadian born and moved to Las Vegas at the shy age of just 21 after making an impressive bankroll from playing poker with those twice his age. Once in Las Vegas Negreanu had a difficult time playing poker and lost all his bankroll forcing him back home to Canada to try again.
Around 1998 Negreanu earned his fist WSOP bracelet and his second WSOP bracelet in 2002. It was in 2004 that Negreanu truly proved that he was one of the world’s best poker players after winning four tournaments: Borgata Poker Open – $10,000 No Limit Hold’em, World Series of Poker – $2,000 Limit Hold’em, The Five Diamond World Poker Classic II 0 $15,000 No Limit Hold’em and Championship Poker at the Plaza – $10,0000 No Limit Hold’em.
Daniel is the type of poker player that likes to set himself new aims and challenges. It is this ambition that has made him a top poker star in the world of online poker.
Duhamel, a finance student from Quebec had already been playing poker for six years at the age of 22. In 2006, Duhamel was old enough to play in casinos and tried his hand in some casinos. Casinos did not provide the success he had achieved, so returned back to what he did best – live games and online poker.
In 2010 Duhamel became the winner of the Main Event at WSOP. He succeeded to become the first ever Canadian to achieve the Main Event Bracelet. He chose to donate $100,000 of his winnings to the Montreal Canadians Children’s Foundation, the largest donation ever made by an individual. Duhamel is highly regarded for his mind play and inspiring strategies.
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