As one of the few French Canadians in his group of pro poker buddies who hadn’t yet won a WSOP bracelet, Philippe Boucher can finally relax and enjoy his victory and the vindication it brings to eight years’ worth of poker competition. But with friends like Jon Duhamel (2010 WSOP Main Event champion) and Erik Cajelais (2009 WSOP PLO champion), he’s got some tough acts to follow.
Originally from Quebec City, Boucher now resides in Las Vegas in order to pursue his poker career despite still calling Canada his home. The Canadian began his poker days as a no-limit hold’em player, as so many do, and became enamoured of pot-limit Omaha and the challenge it presented. And now, after years of practice and learning from the best, he has achieved the dream of winning his very own WSOP bracelet thanks to his skills.
The Canadian pro won €124,584 by besting the field of 339 competitors, making it the most profitable as well as rewarding achievement of his career. At only 29 years old, it’s certainly possible he’ll top this accomplishment in the future, but for the time being, he is certainly thrilled.