Duhamel became the winner of World Series Poker EventBy Jayita, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
LAS VEGAS (GaeaTimes.com) — .Jonathan Duhamel, 23 won the World Series Poker main event title and grabbed $8.94 million on Monday night. The Canadian professional poker gave his opponent a tough time before finishing the event with a winning smile.
Duhamel took the last of Florida pro John Racener’s chips in the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament with an ace high after 43 hands, where Racener was no better than a 4-1 underdog in chips.
It’s a dream come true right now,” Duhamel told the crowd at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino as confetti fell from a theater ceiling. “It’s like the most beautiful day of my life.
Racener, won $5.55 million for the second place. He said, his only good hand was pocket queens and he didn’t pick up anything besides that better than an ace-deuce.
I could never get anything going,” said Racener, 24, of Port Richey, Fla. “It was unfortunate and he played it well.