With yet another calendar winding down it’s last few days and all of the major stops wrapped up, we thought it might be fun to take a look at who our Top 10 Canadians were, for tournament money won around the globe in 2013. A few names come up every year, (just take a look at the 2012 Canadian Top 10), continuing to climbing the “All Time Money Lists”, but there are also some new additions you may have missed:
#10 – Jonathan Roy – $1,047,302
One of Quebec’s newest poker powerhouses, few will ever be boast the major final table tally and six-figure cashing streak that Jonathan Roy has pulled since winning the inaugural WPT Montreal for more than $775,000 just before the close of 2012, setting into motion a streak of big money cashes.
Only a month later and a week into 2013, Roy would take 4th in the PCA Main Event for another $560,000 and then in May wind up parlaying his 25k WPT Championship seat, included in his WPT Montreal haul, into nearly $422,000 more for an impressive 3rd place finish there. All told, his 8 cashes in 5 different countries last year totaled just shy of $1,050,000 – good enough to also move him into 29th on the Canadian All Time Money List at $1,967,666 in total career Live Major Tournament winnings.
#9 – Paul Klann – $1,069,864
World Poker Tour events certainly reaped their rewards over 2013 for Richmond’s Paul Klann, who scooped up more than a million over 3 cashes in their North American Main Events. The bulk of it came for wining the title and trophy at the LAPC in late February, but only a week later Paul would have another deep run with a respectable finish in 11th at Bay 101. Then again in May, Klann went nearly the whole distance at the WPT Canadian Spring Championships, turning his 3k entry into nearly $17,000 after finishing 21st.
With a career total of roughly $1,097,000, Klann is now ranked 54th on the Canadian All Time Money List.
#8 – Andrew Pantling – $1,104,074
Originally from Ontario, now residing in Malta, this one time high stakes online grinder turned CEO known as “ClockWyze” takes a break from running his sports betting site Matchbook to hit the tournament felts.
Pantling is long overdue for some major title bling, with a number of runner up finishes in recent years. 2013 was no exception, as Pantling took 2nd at EPT Monte Carlo for more than $1,104,000. It was his only recorded cash for the year, but if your going for the gusto, bringing home more than million in one shot is definitely the way to do it. Pantling closes out the year 27th on the Canadian All Time Money List, with $2,002,709 in career tournament winnings.
#7 – Mike McDonald – $1,112,204
“Timex” just keeps ticking up the tally, adding another 7 figures to stay in the Top 10 of the Canadian All Time Money List for yet another year – he’s now 6th to be precise, with $5,687,607 on the books so far. McDonald cashed 8 times in 7 different countries over 2013, primarily in “High Roller” events, with 4 of those cashes being worth 6 figures for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place finishes ranging between $110,000 to $434,000.
Like many other players, Mike took some pretty gross beats last year (including a nasty six-figure bubble) that could have seen these totals swell much more, so look for some even larger leaps in 2014, now that those are out of the way.
#6 – Timothy Adams – $1,155,363
Another player making his “year in review” top 10 repeat, Adams has also been leaving his mark at the high roller stakes, with three cashes in the six figures last year. The largest, worth more than $636,000 came in Monte Carlo, where Timothy finished 4th in the €100,000 buy-in. He was no one trick pony however, putting up results with 11 cashes in 6 countries making up his 2013 poker resume, good enough to also put him 24th on the Canadian All Time Money List, with more than $2,160,000 in total winnings as we head into 2014.
Before we come back with a look at the top 5, it’s only fair we tell you which notable barely missed the above list – it was one Jonathan squeaking past another as World Champion Duhamel rang in only about $8,000 behind Roy, a photo finish at a mere buy-ins worth for these guys when we look at the big picture!