Canadian Samuel “SamuelBT” Tsehai Misses Out on Big Online Poker Millions
There was a string of near misses for Canadian online poker players over the weekend with many of the high-profile big money online tournaments featuring at least one Canadian player albeit the top prizes eluded them.
A huge field of 14,139 players took part in Pokerstars $109 entry Sunday Million where the winner, a Brazilian player using the alias KKAXM, took home the US$106,068. Here Canada’s representative, Samuel “SamuelBT” Tsehai, finished eighth collecting £13,903.
Despite being a disappointing result, his result was still a massive return on his investment and adds to great year of results which includes a second placed effort in the c$2,500 Texas Hold’em tournament at the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic, Niagara Falls (where he won c$80,750) and the BC native also claimed four World Series of Poker ‘cashes’ in Las Vegas during a four week period in June/July.
Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet carried his Canadian flag into the final table of Pokerstars $2,100 Sunday High Roller but only just made the money, finishing seventh for a US$772 profit.
Heartache at Natural8
At the Natural8 online poker site three Canadians made the final table of the ‘$200’ special but all fell in quick succession: Players using aliases: ‘BigDumbIdiot’, ‘bh9999’ and “GolfQueenJenny” filled the bottom three positions.
US$2,151 was the biggest winning prize amongst them. There was better news for a Canadian player using the alias ‘binkdat’ who did manage to finish second in the same site’s ‘Sunday Blade $500’.
On poker’s live circuit Timothy Adams, from Burlington, Ontario, did best of Canada’s representatives in the Barcelona European Poker Tour main event.
The 33-year-old finished 43rd in the €5,300 entry tournament collecting US$28,525 for his efforts. However days later he successfully parlayed a €10,200 entry into a US$191,974 payday in beating off 51 rival entries in a supporting event.
Adams, who uses the alias ‘Tim0three’ when playing online, has amassed a remarkable US$17,853,086 in lifetime career earnings. In June he was one of 54 players that stumped-up £1 million (aprox US$1.25 million) to play in a super high roller event in London where he finished eighth to show a US$450,000 profit.
Your chance to score in a WCOOP
Offering Canadian poker players with a real chance of claiming their own life changing poker win is Pokerstars annual World Championship of Online Poker. (WCOOP)
It begins this Thursday with six events and concludes with three events on Monday 23 September. In between there are 210 tournaments offering more than $75 million in guaranteed prize money. The smallest tournament buy-in is $2.20 and the biggest entry is $25,000.