Team Canada Off To Strong Start at World Series of Poker

Published on June 17th, 2013 6:28 pm EST

Canada Maple Leaf next to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) LogoCanadian players have gotten off to a strong start at this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Through 26 completed World Series of Poker events, Canadian players have taken home a total of six bracelets. The numbers may get even better for Canada, as Greg Mueller (Vancouver, BC) currently leads the $5,000 HORSE event with just 20 players left, while Jason Duval (Saint-Georges-Est, Quebec) is still alive in Event #28 ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em) with just 10 players remaining.


Let's take a look at Canada's bracelet haul through the first 26 events of the series:

Charles Sylvestre
Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Won: $491,360
Event #3: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Benny Chen
Stratford, PEI
Won: $1,199,104
Event #6: "Millionaire Maker" NLHE

Michael Malm
Mississauga, ON
Won: $225,104
Event #8 - $2,500 Eight Game Mix

Levi Berger
Ottawa, Ontario
Won: $473,019
Event #11 - $2,500 No Limit Hold'em

Mark Radoja
Guelph, Ontario
Won: $336,190
Event #16 - $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em

Calen McNeil
Victoria, BC
Won: $277,274
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better


In addition to the six bracelets, Team Canada has also had some close calls, as Mark Mierkalns took second in Event #10 ($1,500 Limit Hold'em).


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