Daniel Negreanu might be the most recognizable Canadian public figure, but by no means is he the only Canadian poker professional looking to build on last year’s success at the WSOPE. Erik Cajelais from Montreal, won last year’s Event #2 – £2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha/Pot- Limit Hold’em event for a solid payday of £104,677 and a WSOPE gold bracelet. Cajelais has been a constant over the years on the tournament scene and after that victory last year he has amassed almost $1.7 million in live tournament earnings in his career. At only 28 years old, he will once again be looking for a title at this year’s WSOPE.
Cajelais isn’t the only successful Canadian poker player that hails from Quebec that plans to enter this year’s events in London. He will be joined by Pascal Lefrancois of Rosemere, fresh off his great 2010 WSOP showing in Las Vegas back in June that saw him win a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for over $568K as well as an equally impressive 11th place Main Event where he took an even bigger prize of $635,011 but just missed the Final Table. Lefrancois can be remembered for being the first one to pose shirtless in the standard “champion’s photo” and his confidence and fan base that cheered for him loudly then will likely show up in England if he makes another deep run.
Jonathan Duhamel is another big name Canadian professional from Quebec that will be seen on the felt at the 2010 WSOPE as he prepares for huge final table event in November, given he is the current chip leader in the WSOP Main Event. Not only will he be accompanied by fellow Canadian Matthew Jarvis at that final table in November, but Jarvis is another Canadian poker player that will play in these events in London over the next two weeks.
Along with Jarvis, other big name Canadians that will see action at the 2010 WSOPE include likely player of the year candidate, the controversial Sorel Mizzi, and Scott Montgomery, who after his huge 5th place finish for $3 million at the 2008 WSOP, continues to cash in tournaments all over the world.
Canadian poker fans should keep a look out for these names in the upcoming days as the 2010 WSOPE plays out in London, England and we here at CanadaPoker.com will keep you posted on all the results, cashes and hopefully titles, that our aspiring Canadian poker players are aiming to bring home.