Canadians in the Running at EPT Vienna

Jonathan Roy at EPT

Oh Canada! Go Canada!

11 Canadians remain in the hunt for European Poker Tour (EPT) glory. After two Day 1 flights, two French Canadians sit atop the Team Canada leaderboard. Jonathan Roy and Marc-Andre Ladouceur are no strangers to the poker spotlight.

Ladouceur is a Supernova Elite on PokerStars and has over $1.3 million in live earnings. His best cash came in the 2012 WSOP Main Event where he finished 13th for $465,159. He has six career final tables including a win at an EPT San Remo High Roller side event for $171,057.

Roy is a WPT Champion amassing over $1.9 million in live earnings. He won the inaugural WPT Playground Poker Classic for $754,162 in 2012 and, just over a month later, finished 4th in the 2013 PCA Main Event for $560,000. Roy has 16 career cashes with six final tables and two wins. His second victory came in an EPT Grand Final side event for $58,000.

Andrew Chen is one of the top Canadian EPT grinders. His career live-earnings are almost $3 million. Chen shipped the 2011 NAPT Bounty Shootout for $263,100, finished runner-up at EPT Berlin Season 8 Main Event for $500,000, 3rd at EPT Prague in 2008, and his biggest EPT cash came from a 5th-place finish at the 2010 EPT Grand Final for $563,000. Chen has also had some WSOP success coming runner-up in a $1,500 No-limit Hold'em event in 2009 for $412,632.

Shayam Srinivasan, better known as “G’s Zee” online, is the second-most winningest online tournament player with over $7 million in earnings. G’s Zee recently final tabled the 2014 PCA Main Event busting 6th for $328,020.

Timothy Adams also has over $2 million in live earnings. Adams has 29 career cashes, with four final tables and his lone win coming at the 2012 WSOP where he won the Event 28 4-Max bracelet and$392,476. Adams can always be found grinding the High Rollers and Super High Rollers. His best finish came at the 2013 EPT Grand Final $100,000 Super High Roller where he finished 4th earning $629,808.

Ryan Hall and Carter Swidler are both primarily online grinders. Each has close to $1 Million in career earnings.

Here is a look at how the remaining Canadians stack up. Good luck to all of you on Day 2 and we hope to sweat some of you at the final table! #EhGame

Jonathan Roy130,800
Marc-Andre Ladouceur91,000
Jamil Kanji90,300
Andrew Chen87,000
Shayam Srinivasan78,500
Gary Johnson59,500
Carter Swidler53,400
Francis-Nicolas Bouchard18,800
Jordan Hamilton18,400
Ryan Hall18,000
Timothy Adams13,200

Notable Canadians not making it to Day 2 were Jonathan Duhamel, Mike McDonald, Ami Barer, Griffin Benger, Jason Lavallee, Canadian Poker Tour Points leader Matthew Lapossie, and Yann Dion.

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