EPT Archive

Each year, this esteemed ranking system culminates into one person – the person who generates the most points via tournament cashes – being named the Player of the Year (POY). With today, July 1, 2019, being the midway point through the year, it seems like an appropriate time to see where the players...
There's no greater honor in a young poker pro's career than the reception of that first piece of gold jewelry bearing the WSOP logo. Isaac has been eyeing that prize for more than 10 years now, starting from his early days as an instant online poker phenom....
Connor “blanconegro” Drinan dominating live and online poker from Canada. Connor Drinan isn’t really a household name in the live poker world, and yet he has amassed more than US $11 million in tournament cashes. His online poker moniker, “blanconegro”, has been known to strike fear in the hearts of those who know it,...
For a major nation with so many professional poker players, why is it there are so few major live poker tournaments held in Canada? In the live poker realm, there are only a few major festival titles that are coveted above all others. They include the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the European Poker...
Alan ‘Ari’ Engel Canadian Poker Player Profile Anyone can play the Texas Hold’em. All it takes is basic knowledge of the rules, a few willing participants, and enough money to buy in to the table. But very few can play at the level of one of Canada’s most famous poker pros, Alan Engle. Known...
Poker pro Sorel Mizzi of Canada discovers self-respect and renewed vigor for the live and virtual felt. Sorel Mizzi is not your typical pro poker player. He’s had his ups and downs, much like everyone else, but self-perception and a jaded view of the world around him have led the Canadian poker player down...
Christopher Kruk, or as he’s better known in the online poker realm, “Apotheosis92”, is one of Canada’s hottest up and coming poker players. After just a few years on the live pro circuit, he’s racked up over $2 million in cashes, mostly in 2017 and 2018, and has already worked his way into the...
“She’s precocious, and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush. She’s got Kristen Bicknell eyes!” There’s no one hotter on the pro poker circuit right now than Kristen Bicknell. This Canadian bombshell has it all—the skill, the charisma, the psychological intuition, and the blinding beauty to blow away the competition....
Sam Greenwood of Toronto, Ontario does not consider himself a professional poker player. But by any knowledgeable definition of the term, he most certainly is. When he collected his first WSOP bracelet in 2015, he called himself a “poker enthusiast”, and “an entrepreneur”. Yet by then, he already had more than US-$1.7 million in...