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PokerStars.net unveils Canadian pros

Team PokerStars.net Pro Canada is now Daniel Negreanu, Darus Suharto, Greg DeBora, Patrick Pezzin, Marcello Del Grosso and Anh Van Nguyen.

Wednesday 28th April 2010



One of the world’s leading online poker rooms, Isle Of Man-licensed PokerStars.com, has announced the addition of four new players to its sponsored Team PokerStars.net Pro Canada. The domain revealed that its squad of sponsored Canadian professionals already includes Daniel Negreanu and Darus Suharto and this duo will now be joined by Greg DeBora, Patrick Pezzin, Marcello Del Grosso and Anh Van Nguyen in representing PokerStars.net throughout North America and around the world. DeBora is a native of Toronto and started playing poker in a charity tournament near his home at the age of 19. After six months, he found he was consistently making money and decided to play full time. Over the past eight years he has racked up winnings of more than $350,000 with his best live results coming in 2005 at the PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure where he finished seventh and in the main event of the 2008 World Series Of Poker after placing 109th. The Canadian now spends a large part of his time competing at Los Angeles’ Commerce Casino and online. Also from Toronto, Pezzin is a former general manager of a restaurant and started playing poker in 1994 before turning pro a year later. The 40-year-old has close to $700,000 in live tournament cashes and was a mixed game player in Las Vegas and Los Angeles before turning to online tournaments. His live cashes include appearances at three World Series Of Poker final tables including a second spot in the $10,000 limit hold'em championship last year. Del Grosso was born and raised in Woodbridge, Ontario, and owned a call centre for several years before turning to poker professionally in 2006. The 33-year-old has also worked in construction and has nearly $400,000 in tournament winnings to date with his best live results coming in the main event of the World Series Of Poker in 2005 and 2006. For his part, Nguyen was born in Vietnam but moved to Canada at the age of ten with his family. Now living in Mississauga, Ontario, he has been playing poker for 14 years and worked as a dealer before turning pro six years ago. Nguyen had deep runs in the main event of last year’s World Series Of Poker and Spring Championship Of Online Poker as well as appearing in the final of the World Championship Of Online Poker in 2004 before eventually crashing out in sixth. He has $676,720 in tournament winnings to date and also won a side event at the 2007 edition of the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic.




Source: OnlineCasinoNews

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