Poker is a card game that has grown in popularity over the last decades. Friends, family, and neighbors are gathering together to have a friendly game of poker while spending some quality time together. All games can be played with or without an ante. As a matter of fact, poker is a game that is way more interesting when played with real money as it adds the needed amount of a thrill. Even the smallest amount of money can turn the game into a highly contested battle. Quite expectedly, the big buy-in events garner the most attention as these usually offer the largest prize pools and the most excitement.
Two breaths more and 2017 is almost gone. However, this was an important year for many Canadian poker players, who managed to boost their bankrolls and prove that Canada is a fearsome player on the poker scene. Players like Daniel Negreanu, Sam Greenwood, Timothy Adams and many more, who played under the Canadian flag at the poker events engraved their names with gold letters in the history of poker. The poker community is on the cusp of a big wave of talented Canadian poker players, who are ready to grind poker tournaments and bust the myth that Americans are among the best poker players in the world.
Paul Sokoloff Pumps Up His Bankroll and Poker Career
Just before the end of the year, Paul Sokoloff ‘Bicycle’ made the headlines as the Canadian poker player to make the most in-the-money finishes for 2017. The Toronto-born player appeared in some of the largest and most prestigious live tournaments on a global scale determined not only to demonstrate his accomplished poker skills, but also to inflate his bank account.
Sokoloff’s best live cash for 2017 is C$51,500 (approximately $39,566) after finishing in 2nd place in C$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event #10, presented by Winter Super Stack in Calgary. The player managed to defeat a 250-entry field, but he needed to succumb in 2nd place. His bankroll currently amounts to $942,978 with a best live cash of $183,784. Sokoloff is ranked in 84th position in Canada All-Time Money List, but it seems that the Canadian poker notable is determined to climb the ladder of success slowly, but surely.
According to the Hendon Mob (the world’s largest poker database), Sokoloff is the Canadian poker player with the most in-the-money finishes for this year. The total amount he collected is over $170,000 and he registered 42 in-the-money finishes for 2017. The player’s poker career is also worth the attention. Paul Sokoloff cashed 23 times in 2014 WSOP Circuit season, breaking the all-time record for most cashes in a WSOP Circuit season. Sokoloff can be best described as a promising poker player, who eyes to conquer new career peaks.