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Canada Poker News will now offer Canadian Poker News in either English or French!  Switch the language of the news article by clicking on the English or French Flag icons on the top right of this page and posts will automatically appear in the language that you have selected.  All poker news articles will be predominately written in English so if there are no French translations available they will still appear in English.  This will be for all posts from here on out, but will try to have archived posts for French related articles translated, such as Quebec online poker, Espacejeux, Jonathan Duhamel posts, etc.  Please excuse any errors in translation as a basic Google translator is being used.  Canada is a bilingual country, so it only makes sense that Canada Poker News be so as well.Canada Nouvelles Poker offrira désormais de Poker du Canada Nouvelles en anglais ou en français! Changer la langue de l’article de nouvelles en cliquant sur les icônes du pavillon français ou en anglais en haut à droite de cette page et les messages apparaîtront automatiquement dans la langue que vous avez sélectionné. Tous les articles de nouvelles de poker sera essentiellement écrit en anglais donc si il n’ya pas de traductions en français disponibles, ils apparaîtront toujours en anglais. Ce sera pour tous les messages à partir de maintenant, mais essayer d’avoir les messages archivés pour le français des articles connexes traduits, comme le Québec de poker en ligne, Espacejeux, Jonathan Duhamel messages, etc S’il vous plaît excuser les erreurs dans la traduction en tant que traducteur de base Google être utilisés. Le Canada est un pays bilingue, il est donc logique que le Canada Poker Nouvelles être ainsi.

Canadians in the 2012 WSOP

The greatest season of poker is here, as with every summer in Las Vegas, Canadians and other poker players chase their dreams of winning a World Series of Poker bracelet.  Canadian poker players will try and follow the footsteps of their poker heroes, WSOP champions such as Jonathan Duhamel, Daniel Negreanu, and possibly the next wsop main event winner, YOU.

Care to make a wager?  Bodog has several 2012 WSOP Main Event Props that may interest you.  Prop bets such as:

2012 WSOP* Main Event – Which of these past champions will last longer in the 2012 WSOP Main Event?

Jonathan Duhamel      3/1

Pius Heinz                   3/1

Joe Cada                     7/2

Peter Eastgate             7/2

Jerry Yang                   4/1


2012 WSOP* Main Event – Who will last longer in the 2012 WSOP Main Event?

Howard Lederer                     3/2

Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson            7/4

Russ Hamilton                                    2/1

 – Bet on the 2012 WSOP at Bodog –


Here are the Final Table Results of Canadians playing the 2012 WSOP.  Note Canadian citizens only, and no Americans who have moved to Canada to play online poker!

Ashkan Razavi has started it off, winning Canada’s first bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.  With a boisterous crowd wearing “Ash Can Do It” shirts, Ashkan took down Event #9 the $1500 No Limit Holdem Re-Entry event and $781,000.  Also on the final table at this event was fellow Canadian and friend Greg “FBT” Mueller

Simon Charette becomes Canada’s 2nd bracelet winner after winning event#23, a $3,000 6max event.  By winning his first bracelet, not only does he take home a nice sum of $567,624, he makes up for all his near misses at the 2011 WSOP after a couple final tables including a heads up.

Timothy Adams is Canada’s newest bracelet winner after topping all in a fun event#28, a $2,500 4max event. Tim from Burlington ON, takes home $392,476.

Canadian Final Tables at the 2012 WSOP

Event #4 $1,500 7 Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better: Xuan Liu 6th for $29,985
Event #5 $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem: Daniel Negreanu 5th for $41,683
Event #7 $1,500 7 Card Stud: Caroline Hermesh 7th for $15,135
Event #9 $1,500 No Limit Holdem Re-Entry: Ashkan Razavi 1st for $781,398
Event #9 $1,500 No Limit Holdem Re-Entry: Greg Mueller 7th for $103,258
Event #11 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha: Brian Garbe 7th for $31,375
Event #16 $1,500 No Limit Holdem 6max: Mark Radoja 2nd for $281,502
Event #16 $1,500 No Limit Holdem 6max: Robert Muzzatti 5th for $81,202
Event #17 $10,000 Pot Limit Holdem: Matt Marafioti 7th for $65,840
Event #21 $1,000 No Limit Holdem: Jason Manggunio 8th for $42,749
Event #22 $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Limit: Jason Lavallee 5th for $28,585
Event #22 $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Limit: Shawn Buchanan 6th for $20,322
Event #23 $3,000 No Limit 6 max: Simon Charette 1st for $567,624
Event #28 $2,500 No Limit 4 max: Timothy Adams 1st for $392,476
Event #29 $1,000 Seniors No Limit Holdem: William Thomson 7th for $83,332
Event #32 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E: Paul Sokoloff 3rd for $183,784
Event #33 $1,000 No Limit Holdem: Joseph Marzicola 5th for $101,802
Event #35 $2,500 Mixed Holdem: Erik Cajelias 2nd for $129,766
Event #37 $2,500 Eight Game Mix: Greg Mueller 2nd for $167,637
Event #40 $2,500 Limit Holdem 6 max: Sorel Mizzi 5th for $33,541
Event #46 $2,500 No Limit Holdem: Joe Gaultieri 6th for $110,775
Event #47 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8b: Roch Cousineau 3rd for $103,538
Event #47 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8b: Sonu Sharma 6th for $41,589
Event #49 $1,500 No Limit Holdem Ante Only: Mike McDonald 6th for $39,931
Event #51 $1,000 Ladies No Limit Holdem: Leslie Amos 7th for $20,184
Event #51 $1,000 Ladies No Limit Holdem: Freda Lawrence 8th for $15,559

U.S. Department of Justice ends Online Poker for Americans

In what many have dubbed black Friday for American Poker Players, on Friday April 15 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) seized the domain names, and  As a result PokerStars and FullTiltPoker have informed their U.S. players that they will not be allowed to play poker for real money at this moment.  Unfortunately all affected players’ funds are still being held up.  Along with that the heads of operations at each of those sites have been charged with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offences.

Right now Canadian poker players do not have anything to worry about, this does not currently affect us and the sites have indicated that our funds are safe (in fact all players funds are safe, Americans included).  In fact this might be an opportune time to take advantage of some of the big tournaments going on this Sunday if all the guarantees stay firm and approximately 40% of the players now unavailable to play.

PokerStars Sunday Million – As of right now the guarantee is still set for $1.5 million.

Full Tilt FTOPS #1 – Right now it is still a multi entry $3 million guaranteed tournament

UB mini UBOC main event – Still going on with a $100k main event!

Bodog $100k – Pretty sure that most players on that site are Americans and Bodog has never dropped the guarantee on their flagship tournament.

Though US players can supposedly still play on UB, Absolute Poker, Bodog, Cake Poker and Merge gaming network sites, I doubt many players will be risking playing with all their funds in jeopardy.

This also leads into the important lesson that professional poker players should also have other revenue streams in case situations arise like this which are out of your control.  Pro poker players can finish up school degrees, learn about investing (stocks, funds, real estate, forex, precious metals), or even hold a part time job in which you control your own destiny like a real estate agent.   For those looking at investing, take a gander at a new company called Fifth Street Tradingwhich is providing Investing Training for Poker Players.  The cost is $2500 per training program but there is a Free Trial option that you can take advantage of to see if this is right for you.