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Benchmarking Canadian Performance in 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival Main Event

The ongoing 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival Main Event is coming to its closing stage, but the adrenaline is racing in a flood. Players and poker enthusiasts from all over the world occupied the beautiful resort Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic to combine business with pleasure. The total field size reached an impressive 1,061 entries. The guaranteed prize pool soared to $5,032,050 only to stimulate players, even more, to fiercely strive for the biggest chunk of the prize money announced to be $1,000,000. With a packed field and solid prizes up for grabs, 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival Main Event is by far one of the biggest events on Dominican soil.

Players from every corner of the world gathered for the event to demonstrate poker skills and experience the thrill of being a part of such an important poker event. After 3 days of play and 22 levels in total, the field was trimmed to just 43 players. With the top 44 finishers making the money, the money bubble burst sometime during Day 3 of the event. The remaining survivors are to return to the poker tables later today and they will play down to a champion.

Michael Zhang leads in the hunt for the trophy, holding a tower of 83,100,000. The other player to take a bite out of the chip lead is Jason Koon with 71,975,000 in chips. But in a game of poker even the last card may change the things. Poker is highly praised namely because it is the perfect combination of luck and skills. Talking about skilled players to appear in the closing stages of the poker contention, it is fair to mention the Canadian footprint in the event.

Canadian Players to Vie Partypoker Title

In fact, there are 8 Canadian players, who are marching into the final stage of the event, armed with determination and confidence to win. Over the past few years, Canadian poker players made the headlines a number of times. A vivid example of the achievements of the Canadian poker players is the famous David Negreanu, who is recognized as one of the worldโ€™s most successful poker players.

Francois Billard is the chip leader among the Canadian players. He managed to build an emporium of 52,150,000 in chips. He is followed by his fellow compatriot Maduka Meragal, who is holding a stack of 39,400,000. The third largest Canadian stack of chips belongs to Graham Ivany with 34,115,000 in chips.

The other Canadian poker players, who are to chase the title include Ruben Perceval with 25,400,000 in chips, Marc-Andre Ladouceur with 17,525,000, Troy Quennevile with 23,450,000 in chips, Michael Malm with 6,100,000 in chips and the shortest stack Jean Sebastian Dubois with 3,025,000 in chips. Here it is interesting to mention that the average chip stack is estimated to be 24,674,419.