Betrthanphil, Bigdogpckt5s & Talonchick Ship, Notable Canadians Make Day 3 of 2013 PCA


Tuesday’s major poker action seen a couple of well known Canadian online grinders take in some well deserved spotlight and 5 figure paydays as Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek and Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome each shipped their own respective events.

The “bigdog” Jarzabek moved even closer to the $5,000,000 mark in career online MTT winnings with a 1st place finish over 485 entrants in the 1k Super Tuesday worth around $78,000 and now bringing Casey within $250,000 of hitting the milestone.

Casey Jarzabek

For Adrienne it was PokerStars Caribbean Adventure trophy number two as she shipped the $1,100 Triple Stud and the $10,920 top prize, adding some more hardware for the mantel. At the 2012 PCA, Rowsome won the 1k Omaha 8 and was part of the inaugural Canada Cup final table.

The Canada Cup II was won by Danny Noseworthy at the 2013 PCA just a few days ago, as well as the first Open Face Chinese Poker title going to Toronto’s Peter Jetten, so all in all it has been a fantastic start to 2013 for some of our notable Canadian poker players.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, yet another familiar name claimed his own PCA trophy for winning the 2k Turbo and $77,000; Steve “betrthanphil” Tripp happily explained on his Twitter account that the win was all about personal improvement: “Got 2nd in the 2k Turbo last year at PCA, decided I needed to do better so got 1st this year! #whynot #runpure”

Last but not least, around 500 players returned for Day 2 of the $10,000 Main Event from the 987 player starting field, eventually whittling down to just 166 still in contention to make the money bubble of 144th on Day 3 and more importantly, move that much closer to the $1,859,000 top prize.

WPT Montreal Champion and Top 10 2012 Canadian Live Tournament money winner Jonathan Roy (QC) currently owns the largest stack of our remaining players with a top 10 chip count, while Rowesome’s significant other, Ryan “TheCart3r” Carter (BC) also sits at the top of the pack. Many may remember Carter chopping the WCOOP Main Event this past October for more than $662,000; he could possibly triple that score with some “rungood” here. Live Pros Owen Crowe (NS), Greg Mueller (BC), Guillaume Rivet (QC) & Yann “yadio1111” Dion (QC), (winner of the FTOPS XXI Main Event in December), will all start the day with above average stacks.

While ending Day 2 below the ~180,000 tournament chip average, Sam Greenwood (ON), Shawn Buchanan (BC), Ashely “actyper” Cheung (ON), Will Molson (QC) and Nicholas Verkaik (QC) are also amongst those Canadians returning Thursday.

As always, stay tuned to for more highlights to come!


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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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