WSOP 2010 Main Event Final: Duhamel V Racener Heads-Up

After an exciting final table battle full of action and drama, the stage has now been set for the final showdown between the last two men standing at the 2010 WSOP Main Event Final.
The first ‘November Niner’ to leave the final table was Soi Nguyen in 9th ($811,823), whose 7.6 million short stack shove with A-K lost out to Jason Senti’s Q-Q.
Matt Jarvis was the next player to see his WSOP dreams fade away, after a dramatic hand in which he pushed his pocket nines all-in pre-flop against Michael Mizrachi’s Ad-Qd. The board ran out Q-Q-8-9-A to give Jarvis a full house on the turn but Mizrachi a better one on the river. Jarvis collected $1,045,743 for his 8th place finish.
Jason Senti’s run at the final table ended in yet another all-in pre-flop situation, which saw Senti with AK up against Joseph Cheong’s TT. The K-K-Q flop looked good for Senti until a miracle Jack on the turn and 9 on the river made Cheong a straight to eliminate Senti in 7th place ($1,356,720).
A short stacked John Dolan then finished in 6th ($1,772,959) when he pushed his remaining chips all-in from the small blind with Q-5 and was called by Duhamel in the big blind holding pocket fours. The board eventually ran out J-7-6-9-3 to bring Dolan’s 2010 WSOP adventure to an end.
Michael Mizrachi then fell short of his WSOP ambitions and finished in 5th place in the tournament, after losing two big pots before finding himself all-in holding Q-8 on a 5-4-Q flop, but badly lagging behind Duhamel with pocket aces. The board ran out harmlessly and just like that Mizrachi was out in 5th place for a $2,332,992 pay-day.
Filippo Candio was this year’s 4th place finisher ($3,092,545), after pushing his last 18 million short stack holding Kd-Qd and being called by Joseph “subiime” Cheong with A-3. The board ran out A-7-2-5 to leave Candio drawing dead and out of the competition.
Finally, Joseph Cheong found himself down to just 3 million chips after a raising war gone wrong when he found himself all-in with As-7h against Duhamel’s pocket queens.The board held up for the wired pair and soon after Cheong was the last player to depart in 3rd ($4,130,049) when his Q-10 shove was called by Duhamel with As-2s.
Jonathan Duhamel started the day as the chip leader and now takes a huge chip advantage over Racener into the final heads-up phase of the tournament. After a day’s break the play gets underway once more at 8 pm on Monday, and here at we will endeavour to bring you the conclusion to this year’s epic WSOP 2010 Final.

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