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”.
He is a PokerStars Ambassador having joined in June 2016.
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.
Talbot has numerous large online tournament cashes including a Super Tuesday victory in 2014 for $101,000.
In 2019, Talbot chopped the PokerStars Sunday Million for $124,114
Talbot has two WCOOP titles with his first coming in 2020. He won WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout] for $51,168.
The following year, Talbot won a second WCOOP title in WCOOP-75-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze] for $108,729.
Did you know? PokerStars is now live in Ontario - check out more online poker sites in Ontario here!
Talbot has recorded nearly $800,000 in live tournament cashes as of 2022. In August 2016, Talbot recorded 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).
The largest cash of his live career came in 2018, finishing sixth in the EPT Prague Main Event for €179,360.