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Is Ontario the Land of the Best Poker Players in Canada?

Canadian poker players are worldwide known for their major winnings and the perseverance they have shown throughout the years. Ontario players have also demonstrated quite the experience on the local and global poker scene with Daniel Negreanu leading the pack of Ontario natives. It is time to review some of the most prominent poker pros to call Ontario their home and see how this past year has treated them.

Daniel Negreanu is currently occupying the first position when it comes to winnings from both live and online poker tournaments with a total of US$42,024,087 in tournament prizes generated throughout his poker career. He is a Toronto native, currently living in Las Vegas, as this offers him the chance to participate in as many premium live events as possible and maintain his leading position.

Poker Legends of Ontario

He has as many as 293 cashes generated over the span of his poker career which gives him the runner-up position following another Ontario player that boasts even more cashes. Alan ‘Ari’ Engel is a name many poker fans have heard here and there, as he has his finger on the pulse of the poker industry.

The Toronto native currently lives in Las Vegas, where he is able to popularize Canadians’ poker skills. Engel’s total live earnings amount to some US$6,825,122 generated over the span of more than 13 years of regular poker tournaments. His largest ever cash prize bagged via a poker tournament amounts to some US$1,120,110 and he won it at the very beginning of 2016.

This is when he participated in the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship A$10,000 + 600 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, eventually becoming its champion. With as many as 327 cash prizes coming at the end of a poker tournament, this Canadian player ranks first among all Ontario natives known around the world for their poker careers.

Timothy Adams Performs Great Too

Among his last cash prizes was a CA$11,750 that he bagged for his 44th position at the WPT Montreal CA$3,000 + CA$300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. Another successful Canadian player hailing from Ontario is Timothy Adams who has a total of US$18,185,885 in live cash prizes amassed throughout his poker career.

Up until now, he has received some 115 cash prizes ranking him among the top Ontario players performing well both online and in live poker events around the globe. His largest cash prize won amounts to some US$3,536,550 for his first place at the HK$2,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju 2019 Main.

The premium event took place in March this year, making it a rather special one for Adams. He is also a frequent player at the London poker scene that gave him his second-best prize this summer. He finished 8th at the £1,050,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Triton Million for Charity. This resulted in a payout amounting to some US$1,704,427 for outplaying a major part of his rivals.