Canadian poker players are gearing up for the PokerStars Canada Cup, a new tournament on the online poker site’s global tour. The tournament will begin on May 16, and last for 13 days inside the Playground Poker Club near Montreal, Canada’s signature poker venue.
One of poker’s most remarkable representatives for the Canada Cup is Jonathan Duhamel, the 26 year old, and first Canadian winner of the 2010 World Series of Poker. But Duhamel, who hails from a suburb within the Greater Montreal Area, always remembers his routes, and is a regular player of any poker tournaments inside the Playground Poker Club.
With his poker career taking off, Duhamel was recruited to join Team PokerStars, an elite group of players who represent the world’s largest online poker domain. Members of Team PokerStars serve as ambassadors for prolific poker tournaments sponsored by the online poker site, and Duhamel – as a Canadian native to Montreal, is a shoe in to represent the Canada Cup.
The Canada Cup includes 12 signature poker events that could reward players up to thousands or millions in prizes. Some pointed events include the $150 buy in no limit Hold’em event with a potential jackpot of $100,000, the $10,400 buy in High Roller tournament, and of course the $3,300 buy in Main Event, which carries a guaranteed prize pool of at least $2 million.
Duhamel is thrilled to have a PokerStars sponsored event right at home, and is excited to see what the finale could mean for the future of poker in Canada.
“Many of today’s top players are from and it’s exciting to see the poker world recognize this and stage an event that caters to our poker community.”