If there’s one man that can put Leah’s grind to shame it’s Engel, who many would consider the biggest poker grinder in the world. For years, the Canadian pro hasn’t had a home and has instead lived out of a suitcase bouncing from tournament to tournament. Like Leah, he plays tournaments of all buy-in levels.
He has nine WSOP Circuit gold rings but is still searching for his first piece of gold hardward to go around his wrist. In 2016, Engel had his biggest score when he won the Aussie Millions for $1,120,110. Other big scores for the grinder include finishing fifth in the EPT12 Barcelona High Roller for $347,219, $177,045 for winning the 2014 $1,500 Punta Cana Poker Classic, and $173,560 for placing fifth in the 2017 partypoker MILLION North America.
He’s also a Heartland Poker Tour and Mid-States Poker Tour champion and won the 2012 Empire State Poker Championship.
Canada has churned out some pretty good things over the years. It’s also a preferred destination for American players to visit during major online poker series. In honor of British Colombia’s Tim Andrew winning Canada’s first bracelet of the 2018 WSOP – he topped a field of 3,250 entries to win Event #11: $365 PLO Giant – we’ve decided to examine some of the best players from the “Great White North.”
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