Matt Jarvis, part of last year’s November Nine, came back to this year’s World Series of Poker looking to win. He did just that in WSOP Event 40. The six-handed no-limit hold’em event cost players $5,000 to enter. A total of 732 registered for the tournament creating one of the largest prize pools this year: $3,440,400. Matt Jarvis pocketed the gold bracelet along with $808,538.
Jarvis hails from the great country of Canada. Last year, he made the Main Event final table and won $1,045,743. This year, he padded his winnings with more than $800,000 giving him more than $1.8 million over the past two year. This puts him in the top ten poker players in the last two years. Jarvis is the fifth Canadian champion in the 2011 World Series of Poker.
There were other players on “Team Canada” representing their country rather well. Jonathan Duhamel, last year’s Main Event champion from Montreal, barely missed this event’s final table finishing in 15th place. Everybody’s favorite Canadian poker player, Daniel Negreanu, finished just below Duhamel in 20th place.
Congratulations to Matt Jarvis! Stay tuned to FlopTurnRiver for more news on this year’s World Series of Poker!