Day 1 of PokerStars Canada Poker Cup $10,000 High Roller in the books


Play has come to an end in Event #4 of the PokerStars Canada Poker Cup $10,000 High Roller at the Playground Poker room, just outside Montreal, Quebec. Day 1 saw a total of 34 entries with 20 hopefuls returning on Wednesday for Day 2.

The prize pool and payouts have been released. The total prize pool is $329,800. Six spots will be paid with 1st place winning $122,050 and a min-cash will earn $19,780.

1st $122,050.00

2nd $79,150.00

3rd $49,470.00

4th $34,620.00

5th $24,730.00

6th $19,780.00

PokerStars was well represented in the High Roller event. As the largest online poker site in the world, PokerStars lures the best poker players in the world to their virtual tables. With the success of the European Poker Tour (EPT) and other PokerStars’ tours, these players also travel the world to play events sponsored by PokerStars. 12 of the players in the event purchased their buy-in directly on

Playground was the perfect location for PokerStars as it is undoubtedly the premier poker destination in Canada and is home to some of the best players in North America. Due to the shut down of online poker in the United States, many online poker pros had to relocate to Canada to continue their profession and Montreal was an ideal choice.

PokerStars Team Pro, 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion, and EPT High Roller champ Jonathan Duhamel was among the field. Also in the mix was PokerStars Team Online Pro Marc Andre “FrenchDawg” Ladouceur. Ladouceur also has deep runs in the WSOP main event and an EPT High Roller title under his belt. Marc Andre is one of a select group of online legends with the title of “Supernova Elite” on

A number of other Canadian PokerStars and Playground regulars took a seat in the High Roller. Yann “yadio” Dion, Jason “bebe chien” Duval, Timothy “tim0thee” Adams, Samuel “aaajack” Chartier, Chanracy Khun, and Sylvain Siebert.

Some other big name pros include Aussie’s Jordan “JWProdigy” Westmorland and ¬†Jeff Rossiter, Americans Steve Silverman, Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo, and David “dpeters17” Peters.

There was another PokerStars “Supernova Elite” in the field, David “MissOracle” Yan. Yan ended Day 1 as the chip leader with 130,250. Following closely behind was Timothy Adams with 118,800. Here is how the final 20 players stack up heading into Day 2.

First Name Last Name Seat Chip Count
David Dong Ming Yan 70, Seat 1 130,250
Timothy Adams 70, Seat 2 118,800
Samuel Chartier 66, Seat 6 83,000
Ankush Mandavia 66, Seat 3 78,875
Jason Duval 66, Seat 5 69,300
Danny Lauzon 70, Seat 7 66,325
Sylvain Siebert 61, Seat 2 64,025
Steven Silverman 66, Seat 1 61,650
Carlos Chadha 61, Seat 5 55,050
Jonathan Duhamel 61, Seat 8 39,350
Guillaume Rivet 70, Seat 6 38,725
Ami Alibay 70, Seat 3 32,000
John Andress 70, Seat 8 31,800
Kevin MacDonald 66, Seat 4 30,525
Nicholas Petrangelo 66, Seat 8 27,000
Chanracy Khun 61, Seat 1 24,425
Patrick Crivell 61, Seat 7 23,450
Lawrence Greenberg 70, Seat 4 20,525
Martin Rauss 66, Seat 7 18,300
Jeffery Rossiter 61, Seat 3 7,475


There were 14 casualties on Day 1. Those not surviving include Yann Dion, Marc Andre Ladouceur, John Krpan, David Peters, Jordan Westmorland, and Jeff Cormier.

Play will resume at 1:00 pm est on Wednesday and the remaining hopefuls will play down to a final table of nine. Check back at then end of the day for a complete Day 2 recap and see if the remaining Canadians can keep the title home.


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