WSOP Winner Duhamel Delights Fans In MacauApril 8, 2011 6:27 am
The 2010 WSOP Champion Jonathan Duhamel has received a warm and enthusiastic welcome by avid Chinese fans on his first trip to Macau, China.
This week, the Team Pokerstars Pro is in the gambling resort of Macau to take part in the prestigious 2011 Macau Millions tournament held at the PokerStars Macau poker room at the Casino Grand Lisboa.
Entering the competition on Day 1C, Jonathan Duhamel was immediately recognised by local fans who were not shy in giving him a heroes reception. Also at the casino was PokerStars Macau Marketing Manager Fred Leung who, describing the ensuing scene, commented:
“I was curious how many local players would recognize Jonathan. I greeted him at the poker room and it literally took all of 10 seconds before fans were asking for photos with the champ. Jonathan’s a great guy with tremendous talent and no ego.”
Canadian pro Jonathan Duhamel assured himself a place in poker history after winning last year’s WSOP Main Event for a staggering $8,944,310 pay-day.
However, since his incredible victory Duhamel has continued racking up the prize money, including winning an EPT title at Deauville at the beginning of the year, to take his career earnings to $9,502,079.
Jonathan Duhamel is now hoping to add further to his burgeoning bankroll at the HK$2,200 Macau Millions event, which has a guaranteed prize-pool of at least HKD $1,500,000.
As well as the fans, it would seem just as many players in the tournament are getting a buzz from the WSOP Main Event’s presence in the tournament. Commenting on the matter, fellow PokerStars sponsored player Justin Chan said:
“(Duhamel) played a loose-aggressive style that I’m trying to incorporate into my game. He’s a very good player. It was definitely exciting to play a world champ and you could tell the other players on the table were enjoying it and wanted to do well against him.”
We’ll try to keep you updated as to Duhamel’s progress as the seven starting day tournament reaches its conclusion on April 10.