Marc-Andre Ladouceur’s life is a medley of bartending, sports scholarships, high-stakes games, live tournament scores and more. A Supernova Elite since 2010, his ‘FrenchDawg’ moniker is one of the most recognised on PokerStars, and after years spent dominating the $25/$50 limits and above, he’s grown into one of poker’s most unique personalities. But before joining Team Online, the French Canadian pro’s journey to online poker’s summit was anything but ordinary.
While running private games in North Carolina, Marc’s first thoughts of playing full-time came after watching a fellow Supernova Elite play 24 tables ring game tables simultaneously. Fast forward a few years and FrenchDawg was regularly beating the $25/$50 games. His talents aren’t just limited to online poker, though. As well as owning a nightclub in North Carolina away from the tables, Marc’s résumé also boasts career-defining scores at poker’s flagship live events.
A 63rd place finish in the 2011 World Series of Poker* Main Event for $130,997 was followed swiftly by a $465,159 payday - the result of finishing 13th in the same tournament just 12 months later. Add in a 2012 High Roller win at the Italia Poker Tour (IPT) in Sanremo for €132,400, plus several high-profile second place finishes (including the 2012 European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Heads-Up event for €101,000) and Marc’s quickly developed into one of poker’s most feared live, as well as virtual, pros.
Marc-Andre Ladouceur is a member of Team Online, and you can find him competing under the Stars ID ‘FrenchDawg’.
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