This year at the World Series of Poker, two Canadian poker stars have made it to the final table along with six fellow North Americans from the States and a lone European player representing Italy.
This kind of success makes poker fans in Canada justifiably proud of their countrymen, especially considering that Jonathan Duhamel, a Canadian from Montreal, is the top chip holder going into the finals. This is the first time a poker player from Canada has been in such a promising position to take home the most prestigious poker title in the world, making this year’s World Series of Poker events even more widely watched across Canada as fans cheer Duhamel on to victory.
Matthew Jarvis, born in British Columbia, is the other Canadian poker star to make it to the final table and is currently standing in fifth place. His name is well known to Canadians already, as he has made a name for himself locally already by participating in Canadian tournaments before heading to Las Vegas to take on more international competition.
For Canadian poker fans keeping their fingers crossed that a local poker star will win the World Series of Poker main event in 2010, don’t miss a minute of the action and stay tuned to Poker.ca for updates as the competition progresses. With Duhamel leading the nine players and Jarvis also in the top five, Canada has a real shot at global poker success for the first time.