PokerStars Duhamel Takes the EPT High Roller Prize

Published Tuesday, February 01, 2011 -

For the past decade, Daniel Negreanu, was the undisputed king of Canadian card playing, but even he was never able to claim a Main Event victory. The first World Series of Poker Main Event champion, from Canada  Jonathan Duhamel was elated to claim the honour back in November of 2010. During the second night of November Nine play with a better than 6-1 chip lead over the American John Racener, Duhamel dispatched his opponent and took the bracelet in less than 50 hands. The win by the 23-year-old PokerStars professional from Quebec made him a national card playing hero.
"Quebecer holds all aces in $8.9M World Series of Poker" said the  Montreal Gazette.  "Canadian on the verge of poker history, and $9 million" read the Toronto Star." Montrealer could become the first Canadian to win World Series of Poker" screamed the Winnipeg Free Press.
The WSOP cut Duhamel a $8,944,138  million dollar check and one would think it couldn’t get much better, but now he’s already back to playing cards on the circuit again, instead of taking sometime out and looking at what to do with his winnings. Team PokerStars Pro Duhamel has been busy say the web sites. The PCA was not profitable for him but in the European Poker Tours at the elegant seaside resort of Deauville in Normandy he failed to score but went on to win the $10,000 High Roller. Which gives Duhamel another €203,232  in his bank account. This young man is one great poker player that is as home spun as you can get.  A fierce pride for his home town of Boucherville,  Quebec, a city of around 40,000 on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River has not kept him from traveling the globe to play the game he loves the most and succeeding as one of the very best out there.

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