Vanessa Kade is a Canadian poker player who rose to prominence when she won the 15th anniversary PokerStars Sunday Million for $1.5 million. In addition to the career-best seven-figure score, Kade has picked up over a million in live tournament earnings.
Formerly a video game designer, Kade turned to poker full time and played primarily online while streaming on Twitch. In March 2021, Kade, playing under the username "Niffller," took down the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary after getting through a massive field of 69,876 players, in what Kade called "the best day of my life."
Kade came close to topping that score in March 2022 when she finished fourth in the Wynn Millions Main Event for $527,481, while the top prize of $1.6 million went to Tony Sinishtaj.
Many of Kade's biggest cashes have come on the high-roller PokerGO Tour trail. In June 2021, Kade finished found fourth and fifth-place finishes in US Poker Open events for respective cashes of $94,050 and $138,000.
The Canadian has also done well at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), finishing 10th in a $5,000 NLH event at the 2022 WSOP for $33,300. The previous year, Kade finished 19th in a similar $5,000 NLH event for $21,838.
As far as World Poker Tour (WPT) cashes go, Kade finished 68th in the 2021 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for $21,045.
Vanessa Kade's Top Five Live Cashes
|DATE||BUY-IN||TOURNAMENT||PLACE||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|March 2022||$10,000||Wynn Millions Main Event||4th||$527,481|
|June 2021||$25,000||USPO NLH||5th||$138,000|
|June 2021||$10,000||USPO NLH||4th||$94,050|
|July 2022||$5,000||WSOP Event #87: NLH||10th||$33,300|
|July 2021||$10,000||PokerGO Cup NLH||7th||$33,000|