It’s been a great week for Canadian poker talent and our 2012 WSOP Main event last man standing Marc-Andre Ladouceur kept the streak going today with a win in the IPT Sanremo (a European Poker Tour stop) €5,000 “High Roller” worth €132,400 (~$169,000 CAD)!
Ladouceur bested the 75 player starting field after returning for today’s Day 2 sitting second of 4 for chips. It wasn’t all smooth sailing however; though Marc-Andre started heads up play with about 800,000 to his opponents 1.1 million, according to a mid-play tweet by his friend Jonathan Driscoll, Ladouceur faced a “1:3 chip disadvantage” at one point. It seems that he rallied back in full force shortly after, taking down the title and a fine six figure pay-day!
The €5,300 Main Event has also gotten underway in Sanremo, with 317 entries for Day 1a and as many more expected tomorrow; with many of our top pros now finishing their last legs of the European poker circuit, we can only hope to see a few more familiar names rising to the top.
Already this week we have seen Mike “SirWatts” Watson win the €50,000 “Super High Roller”, Timothy Adams make another big run on the heels of a recent WPT final table at the Grand Prix De Paris and Daniel Negreanu rake in 3 WSOPE cashes to make his moves on the Global Poker Index points ladder.
Good Luck to all our players across the pond this weekend and we look forward to seeing them back on Canadian felts as our own poker scene begins to heat up this fall!