Canadian poker players have yet to win a bracelet after 18 completed events at this summer’s World Series of Poker; that’s 1/3 of the total events. Last year, Canada was already on the board with three WSOP bracelets by Event #16 thanks to Charles Sylvestre winning Event #3 ($491,360), Michael Malm winning Event #8 ($225,104) and Mark Radoja winning Event #16 ($336,190). By event #20 last year, with a win by Calen McNeil ($277,274) Canada was up to four bracelets.
There seems to be no shortage of Canadian pros making Las Vegas their home during the World Series. You got the power pros coughing up the big buy-ins like the Duhamels, the Negreanus, the Watsons, the Muellers, the Mizzis, the Leahs, the Buchanans, and many more popular players. Some of this year’s WSOP events appear to be getting between 5-20% more players then their 2013 equivalents. This means more competition to contend with. Even the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker got 7,977 players this summer versus 6,343 player field last year. Still Canadians poker players are some of the best in the world and they are going all-in and Canada should get on the board fairly soon.
Some of the more notable finishes at this summer’s WSOP include a 2nd place finish by Daniel Negreanu in Event #13 $10k NL 2-7 Draw Lowball which awarded him $156,674. He also just added a $28,878 payday in Event #18 the 7 Card Razz. Other in-the-money finishes include a 2nd place finish in Event #14 $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low by Kai Raichura ($175,300) and a 4th place in the same event by Calen McNeil ($79,608).