2012 WSOP Main Event Day Five Ends with 97 players and 5 Canadians Remaining

Dung Nguyen

Saturday’s action once again chopped the field by 2/3rds of its starting players, bringing things down into the double digits. Only 97 players remain, with 5 Canadians left in contention; Dung Nguyen (43rd, BC), Marc Ladouceur, (56th, QC), Stephane Bisson (57th, ON), Erik Cajelais, (67th, QC) and Gavin Smith, (91st, ON) are all still in the mix, keeping the dream alive that we will have at least one of our own make this year’s final 9.

We introduced a few of these top pros in our 2012 WSOP end of Day 4 report, so we think it only appropriate to take a look at the other 3…

Surrey’s Dung Nguyen is already a bit of a mystery man of sorts; the single cash listed for a Canadian by the same name and hometown on CardPlayer.com seems to match up with the USA player profile page on HendonMob.com. We do know that a Dung Nguyen also won a bracelet and more than $607,000 in Event #38 and searching the WSOP’s own player data base just adds to the confusion, listing 4 matches and none that have won a bracelet. For now, we’ll have to assume that this Dung Nguyen “ain’t like the others” and makes his home here up North.

Marc Ladouceur

Montreal’s Marc Ladouceur, also known as Marc-Andre Ladouceur we can tell you a bit more about; he shows two official prior cashes that make us believe the kid has game, the first a 2nd place finish in the Laak & Esfandiari Playground Poker Club $2,000 Heads-Up and number two a very deep run in the 2011 WSOP of Main Event where he finished 63rd for $130,997. He’s not far from beating his last best performanvce in the same event here today.

Ottawa’s Stephane “FouTight” Bisson is one of the Canadian Poker instructors for BlueFire Poker and though he shows only one single live tournament cash in the $1,100 Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open this past April, he shows another $620,000 in tracked online cashes on his PocketFives.com profile. There is most likely good reason they have signed him as an instructor and he certainly seems to be putting quite a few player through school to have gotten this far in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship.

11 other Canadian players made the money on Day 4; Timothy Adams (100th, ON) made 10k more than all the rest, with his finish being worth $62,021, while Chanracy Khun (148th, QC), Sorel Mizzi (151st, ON), Stephane Blouin (153rd, DNR), Matt Marafioti (154th, ON) and Daniel Negreanu (160th, ON) all collected stubs for $52,718 for finishing 162nd or better.

Dennis Montogomery (166th, BC), Joel Bullock (168th, AB), Nghi “Henry” Van Tran (212th, ON) and Sean Giesbrecht (214th, BC) made at least one money jump on Day 5, sent to the cage to collect $44,665.

Evan Jarvis (240th, ON), Aadam Daya (267th, ON) and Derek Mymko (278th, MB) were all eliminated on the first pay rung of the day, good for an official cash of $38,453.

Things are getting down to the wire now and our players are going to have to be on their “EH” game to see a return appearance in late October; here is to wishing them all the best and seeing the same 5 names on Day 6’s report!




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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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