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Parker Talbot

Parker Talbot
Nationality: Canada
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Biography

Parker Talbot is best known in the poker world for his exploits online with more than $3.4 million in online tournament cashes. His popularity soared with his popular Twitch stream under the handle “tonkaaaaP”.

Intro

Born in Ontario, Canada, Talbot became interested in poker at a young age of 13 after watching the World Poker Tour on television with his parents. He played against his dad for many years before he first played in a casino on his 18th birthday.

Talbot immediately lost the $100 he had before his father gave him another $100 as a present. From there, he never looked back.

The origins of his popular “tonkaaaa” and “tonkaaaaP” online screennames came about thanks to his hockey coach calling him a Tonka truck and the nickname sticking.

Online Achievements

All six of Talbot’s online tournament cashes of at least $50,000 were under the screenname “tonkaaaa” at PokerStars.

In February 2012, Talbot took second place in the $215 Sunday Million for over $88,000. He followed this up a few months later with a runner-up performance in the $1,050 Super Tuesday for almost $51,000.

In September 2014, Talbot won the Super Tuesday for almost $101,000. A year later in September 2015, he snagged second place in the $530 Sunday 500 for almost $56,000.

Two more huge online scores came his way the following year. In March 2016, he took second place in the $1,050 Thursday Thrill for more than $55,000 plus bounties. Then in May 2016, he secured his biggest cash to date with a runner-up performance in the SCOOP $215 Sunday Warm-up for over $109,000.

Talbot’s claim to fame comes more from his very popular “tonkaaaaP” twitch stream that attracts thousands of viewers per show.

Live Achievements

Talbot has recorded nearly $400,000 in live tournament cashes as of 2018 despite never finding the winner’s circle. In August 2016, Talbot nailed down his biggest tournament cash with a seventh-place finish in the EPT Barcelona €25,500 No Limit Hold’em - Single Re-Entry 8 Handed event for €160,080 ($180,909).

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
PokerStars WCOOP 2021
WCOOP-01-H: $109 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd
18th $3432
PokerStars WCOOP 2021
WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
14th $16001
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #83: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$, $5M GTD
77th $25029
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
75th $31341
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
77th $3272
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
57th $8550
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #64: $840 Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em
38th $2510
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
47th $1714
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
42nd $3298
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller]
187th $3885
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship, HK$8M GTD
63rd $5665
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship
104th $2611
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
196th €10030
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
27th €31950
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
578th $2425
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
177th $25450
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
6th €179360
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€1,100 EPT National
214th €2300
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 Razz
25th $3034
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
$10,300 High Roller
6th 57500 CAD
2017 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
25th €26530
2017 888Live Poker Festival London
888Live London Festival Main Event
15th £5280
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
13th €63750
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€1,100 PokerStars National Championship
574th €1720
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
144th $1868
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
237th €8660
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller
7th €160080
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
26th €29270
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin
Main Event
68th €11000

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