It’s looking like the WPT Canadian Spring Championship is going to be another win for Canadian poker fans. And with it all kicking off next week let’s take a quick look at their fantastic achievements so far.
Last Time Around In Montreal We Saw Them….
Destroy all previous held poker event records in Canada attracting next to 1200 runners and making it the third largest WPT event in history, that’s only 8 entries off second place of Borgata, Atlantic City…Wow nice going guys.
Show Me The MONEY!
How about that prize pool huh? Last time around they generated, a staggering CAN$3,387,930 and the winner a 25-year-old Jonathan Roy from Boucheville, Quebec took home $779,710, the WPT Champions Cup and a $25,500 seat in the very exclusive 2013 WPT World Championship at Bellagio.
OMG It’s A List Central In Here
It was poker celebs galore everywhere you looked last time….Antonio Esfandiari check, Phil Laak check, Daniel Negreanu check, Gavin Smith check, David Williams check, Phil Kessel check and Guy Carbonneau check, oh and if that wasn’t enough on the rail was the Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps double check.
So come on what’s this year going to bring you ask? Well word is that with the “World Poker Tour is returning to Montreal again to Canada’s largest poker venue the Playground Poker Club for what promises to be another massive tournament as players compete for fortune and glory from May 3rd – 9th.
“During our last visit to Montreal, the atmosphere inside the Playground Poker Club was nothing short of electric” said WPT CEO Steve Heller. “Combine that enthusiasm with an incredibly tight Player of the Year race and a world-class field, and this tournament is sure to become another unforgettable Canadian WPT event.”
CBC Even Reported On The Record Turnout
These guys will all be flying the PartyPoker flag proud at the WPT Canadian Spring Championship:
- bluet0m89 – Rainer Kempe – Germany
- Buba99889988 – Stephen Caplan – Canada
- rooster264 – Martin Charette – Canada
- aln52 – Dung Nguyen – Canada
- traktorista – Viktor Buchar – Czech Republic
- tazman014 – Tyler Lee – Canada
- inheritance – Ka Chun Yung – Canada
- busterlover – Wade Townsend – Canada
- jonasmack7 – Jonas Mackoff – Canada
- really_eh – Richard Obanion – Canada
- Predaturrr – Ryan Echum – Canada
- c00kimonster – Ivan Mamuzic – Canada
- splice42 – Sebastien Leclair – Canada
- jslack22 – Joseph Slack – Canada
- beareatbeet – Grayson Ramage – Canada
The Real Deal
Heading back to present the action this year will of course be Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten, Tony Dunst, The Royal Flush Girls, Kimberley Lansing will be there.
And from what we’ve heard ‘other confirmed players include Jeff Gross, Kara Scott, Bruce Buffer, past WPT Player of the Year winners Gavin Smith, Andy Frankenberger, Joe Serock, Faraz Jaka, and Jonathan Little, and WPT Champions Club members Anthony Gregg, Jonathan Roy, Ravi Raghavan, and Steve Brecher’
You can follow all the PartyPoker.net WPT Canadian Spring Championship action via a live stream with commentary from Raw Deal Analyst Tony Dunst right here on the PartyPoker Blog.