Jonathan Duhamel wins 2010 WSOP Main Event

Jonathan Duhamel wins 2010 WSOP Main Event

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

After ten days of poker and a four month wait from busting out the tenth place finisher and resuming play for the final table, Jonathan Duhamel has ridden out his chip lead to the victory and become the first ever Canadian to wear a WSOP Main Event bracelet.

He began heads-up play versus John Racener who was thanking his lucky stars at the extra payday he received after Joseph “subiime” Cheong’s inexplicable blowup – Cheong and Duhamel had Racener outchipped by 4-1 apiece but Cheong 6-bet shoved A-7o and was called by Duhamel’s queens, which held up to give him almost all the chips.

Racener, despite entering heads-up play as a 6-1 chip underdog, came out all guns blazing and even managed to double up once before the final hand. Duhamel shoved the button and Racener, with less than ten big blinds, couldn’t fold Kd-8d. He was up against A-J and despite being gifted a flush draw on the 9d-4d-4c flop his hand couldn’t outdraw the big ace of his opponent.

An explosion of confetti and glitter marked the victory as Duhamel shook hands with and hugged Racener before being draped in the Canadian flag and mobbed by his fans. "Thank you to everybody for being here, it's a dream come true," Duhamel said. "I don't know what to think, I don't know what to say.”

The full placings and payouts for the 41st annual WSOP Main Event were as follows:

1. Jonathan Duhamel - $8,944,310
2. John Racener - $5,445,955
3. Joseph Cheong - $4,130,049
4. Filippo Candio - $3,092,545
5. Michael Mizrachi - $2,332,992
6. John Dolan - $1,772,959
7. Jason Senti - $1,356,720
8. Matthew Jarvis - $1,045,743
9. Soi Nguyen - $811,823

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