VIP Poker Room Unveils Pro Ambassador Team


VIP Poker Room, Montreal’s newest and avant-garde card room, has introduced the first members of its Pro Ambassador Team. Initial team members include the following top poker pros: Eugene Katchalov, Will “The Thrill” Failla, Ylon Schwartz, and Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah.

With over $7 million in career live tournament earnings and wins at all major tournament series including WSOP, WPT and EPT, Eugene Katchalov has proven himself to be one of the greatest poker players in the world. He is also a very accomplished online tournament player, a member of Team PokerStars and was also voted 2011 BLUFF Player of the Year.

Will Failla is a force on the poker circuit with over 160 cashes and 10 wins in the past ten years amounting to more than $3,500,000 in earnings. His most high profile win was the 2011 WPT Legends of Poker Main Event for over $750,000. Will’s outgoing personality and quit wit make him beloved on the tour.

Ylon Schwartz is one of the original November Nine players from 2008 WSOP Main Event, where he finished 4th for just under $3,800,000. In addition to his success at live tourneys, Ylon has also amassed more than $2,000,000 in online earnings to bring his total combined poker earnings to nearly $7,000,000. Ylon won his first bracelet at the 2012 WSOP in the $1500 H.O.R.S.E. event.

Canadian pro Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah is one of the best all around live and online poker players in the world. With over $3,000,000 in combined earnings, WCOOP and FTOPS championships, and being named WSOP Circuit Player of the Series in 2012, Mike has shown his versatility and proven to be a match for anyone, any place, any game, any time. In addition to working with VIP Poker Room, Mike is also a member of Phil Ivey’s team on Ivey Poker.

VIP will be hosting its Grand Opening Celebration on February 7th-11th a $550 entry 100k guaranteed tournament as well as a $5k entry VIP Players’ Championship event. Along with the cash, the winner of these events will also take home a custom bracelet and watch ($50,000 retail value), respectively, fashioned by Jacob the Jeweler.

VIP Poker Room is committed to excellence and fully intends to become one of Canada’s top poker venues.

The CanadaPoker Team will be *Live at VIP Poker covering the Official Launch Party & Live Tournaments between February 7th to 11th.



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