Of the twenty-two poker players who’ve signed up thus far for the sensational $1 million WSOP tournament, no fewer than five will be representing Canada. The event will help raise money for a charity founded by a Canadian, Guy Laliberté, who is perhaps best known as the founder of Cirque du Soleil. Two of the biggest names in Canadian poker are committed to participating in the event already: Daniel Negreanu and Jonathan Duhamel. In addition, two more seats at the event will be up for grabs in Canada, one via the Montreal Group and the other via a Loto-Québec satellite event.
Despite the steep buy-in, many players are eager for the chance to participate in a record-breaking poker tournament that also benefits charity. The tournament is still a ways off, so it’s possible many more players from Canada and elsewhere will sign up, so stay tuned to keep up with the excitement.