The year-round sunny days, crystal clean beaches and polite locals bring millions of tourists every year to the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana established a good reputation of a preferred poker destination as it has turned into a favorite stop for partypoker Caribbean Poker Party festival. The poker contention in Punta Cana usually creates a furor in the poker community and that is explainable with the jaw-dropping prize pools and the bountiful selection of tournaments included in the schedule.
The second edition of the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party festival is already in the books, but the poker event is still creating an unabating buzz. The team from Casino Reports has decided to produce an article regarding the perfect performance of the Canadian players from the last two editions of the festival.
Canadian poker players make the headlines often for winning massive prizes in various poker contentions. Some poker players bring their own lucky charms with them in the hopes of tipping the balance in their favor and collecting life-changing prizes. In the last two years, it seems that Punta Cana has turned into the lucky poker destination for the Canadian poker pros, who proved to be fearsome players.
Troy Quenneville’s Hot Run in 2016 partypoker WPT Caribbean
A short flashback to 2016 partypoker WPT Caribbean reminds us of the glorious performance of Troy Quenneville. The player managed to climb the ladder of success in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em partypoker Million after outlasting an initial field of 1,061 and a star-studded final table. The Canadian native won $400,000 in prize money. Quenneville also collected $220,000 for his runner-up performance in $4,560 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. At present, the Canadian poker pro is sporting a bankroll of $916,403 in total live earnings.
Here, it is interesting to mention that the top three positions were occupied by Canadian players. Edward Van Klooser finished in 3rd place for $150,000. Erik Cajelais was the player to lock horns with Quenneville in a heads-up duel, but he was busted in 2nd place for the staggering prize of $250,000.
Sam Greenwood Claims Gold in 2017 partypoker WPT Caribbean
Sam Greenwood is the other Canadian poker player, who made a splash in partypoker WPT Caribbean, which took place in November this year. The Canadian poker heavyweight managed to strike it big in three of the tournaments, that were played within the festival. His first big success came after $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event, when he finished in 3rd place for $124,100. Greenwood kept on steaming ahead in the next tournament, and more precisely $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller. He crossed swords with the US-based player Chris Hunichen for the first prize, but the cards did not Greenwood’s way, who succumbed in 2nd place for $242,750.
At last, Greenwood managed to engrave his name in the poker history after winning $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. The Canadian player pocketed an enviable prize of $1,000,000 to rocket his bankroll to $6,784,533 in total live earnings.