Team Canada Roster Confirmed for Inaugural Global Poker Masters

Jonathan Duhamel

A few weeks ago, we learned which participants were invited to play the first-ever Global Poker Masters (GPM) — poker's World Cup. This no-buy-in poker challenge seeks to determine which country has the best poker players, and now the players who will represent their nations have been confirmed.

The one change in the Canadian lineup is that Mike McDonald cannot promise that he can attend, so he has been dropped from Team Canada. The four confirmed players are now Ami Barer, Sorel Mizzi, Andrew Chen, and Jonathan Duhamel. The late addition of Duhamel makes him the only World Series of Poker Main Event Champion to play in the GPM. Each country still has one "Wildcard entry" that has yet to be announced, so one more Canadian will join these poker superstars.

Other changes to national rosters include the unsurprising loss of Dan Colman from the red, white, and blue. Pratyush Buddiga also won't be attending, making room for Bryn Kenney and Olivier Busquet for Team USA. The one other change is that Stephen Chidwick won't be able to play for the U.K., extending an invitation to Sam Trickett to join the team.

This exciting event will be held in Malta on March 21-22. The fifth-spot player for each country should be revealed soon.

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