A fourth Canadian-born poker player has won a gold bracelet at the WSOP. This means that four of the first eleven WSOP events have been won by Canadians, an amazing record for any country.
It is especially impressive considering that Canadians have made up just 4.76% of the entries for the first 11 events.
The latest winner was Levi Berger from Ottawa. Berger won the $3,500 buy-in Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em tournament. He beat a field of 924 to win his first gold bracelet and prize money of $473,019.
Berger is a 22 year old player who regularly appears at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, he returns to Canada in order to play online poker. “I actually started playing in home games and got more and more into it,” said Berger.
“Then, I started getting into poker online. After Black Friday, I tried to get a regular job. That’s when I realized I’d have to try and make poker work. I’ve been playing since, hoping for the best. This is like – not normal.”