WSOP 2010 Final Result: Jonathan Duhamel Crowned Main Event WinnerNovember 9, 2010 2:12 am
Jonathan Duhamel (23) has just been crowned the WSOP 2010 Main Event Champion, after overcoming John Racener (24) in a brief heads-up final to win the most prestigious title in tournament poker. As well as the honour of winning the revered competition, Duhamel also collected a staggering $8.94 million in prize money for his hard fought efforts.
Canadian pro Duhamel’s WSOP adventure got started back in July, when he managed to survive an initial starting field of 7,319 players into Day 8 of the competition.
Despite then being just an average stack among the remaining 27 players, Day 8 saw Duhamel’s tournament really take off as he managed to accumulate 65.975 million in chips to become the overwhelming chip leader and book himself a place at the November Nine final table.
The tournament took 79 hours of play over 12 days to reach that point, and after a further 14 hours at the final table, the stage was set for the youngest WSOP heads-up showdown in history, between Jonathan Duhamel on 189 million chips and John Racener on 31 million.
The blinds had reached 800k/1.6m with a 200k ante twenty minutes into the game, when Racener managed a double up to 36 million holding pocket queens to Duhamel’s K-4.
An hour later and Racener was all-in for his last 16 million with K-8 to Duhamel’s A-J, but a 9-4-4-6-5 board sealed his fate and Racener was eliminated, while Duhamel emerged victorious at the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
Congratulation to Jonathan Duhamel on making poker history with his remarkable WSOP 2010 campaign, and commiserations to John Racener who had an outstanding tournament, and picked up $5.5 million for his runner-up finish in Vegas.
Well, its been a long and exciting 2010 at the World Series Of Poker and as the celebrations are set to continue into the night, all that remains is for me to bid poker fans everywhere a fond goodnight from Vegas and many thanks for following the news as it broke here at onlinepoker.net.
Finally, just to remind you coverage of todays exciting WSOP 2010 Final will be shown at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.