The poker community loves to rank things. If it were possible, someone would create a leaderboard listing players who have had aces cracked or hit one-outters most frequently, or maybe a list of the world's filthiest poker chips in use at a poker room.
A point of Canadian pride can be found in the global all-time live tournament earnings list, as our own Daniel Negreanu snagged the top spot last summer when he finished second in the Big One for One Drop, as tracked by The Hendon Mob.
You can also look at the all-time earnings list for just Canadian players on The Hendon Mob, where Negreanu is followed by Jonathan Duhamel, Mike McDonald, and Sorel Mizzi — all with more than $10,000,000 in career tournament winnings.
Recently, The Hendon Mob has created a further breakdown of Canadian player earnings, as you can now sort by province or territory. Just head to this page and see who is the winningest player in Quebec, B.C., or P.E.I.
One thing this list makes clear is that our country's best poker players seem to be concentrated in B.C., Ontario, and Quebec. These lists are full of the biggest names in the game. But move to Northwest Territories before heading to the World Series of Poker this summer and you could put yourself on the top of the leaderboard if you can cash for more than $22,000 (or just $4,000 if you would rather relocate to Nunavut).
One word of warning: these are not comprehensive and conclusive lists. As hard as The Hendon Mob tries, their database is not perfect. Many players are listed as being from Canada, but do not have a city or province listed, making them exempt from provincial rankings. After all, PokerNews Canada's very own Halifax-based Anthony Charter would be 10th in Nova Scotia if his location was specified, since he won a Daily Deepstacks at the Rio last summer for $49,640 while in Las Vegas as a live reporter for the World Series of Poker.
The good news is that this is a community-based database and you can help make your own profile more accurate by adding your city and loading a photo of yourself. Go find out who has cashed for the most in your province by heading to this new page on The Hendon Mob. If you've played at a tournament that PokerNews Canada has reported, browse our Flickr page to see if we have a photo of you, and feel free to use it for your player photo.