WSOP 2010 Main Event Winner Duhamel: Anatomy Of A Heads-Up Final

The 24 year old poker pro from Florida, John Racener has enjoyed an outstanding WSOP 2010 Main Event, and eventually finished runner-up in the prestigious tournament, after being unable to overcome a huge 6 to 1 chip disadvantage against Duhamel in heads-up play, last night.
Racener collected $5,545,955 for his hard fought efforts, while John Duhamel walked away with the title of WSOP Main Event Champion 2010 and the massive $8,994,301 top prize.
Racener had played a clever and patient game at the November Nine final table to reach the heads-up phase of the tournament, and when play resumed yesterday at around 20:30 Las Vegas time, the blinds were at 600k/1.2m with a 200k ante.
Racener held just 31 million chips to  Duhamel’s 189 million going into the evening session, and on the 11th hand with the blinds on 800k/1.6m with a 200k ante, he managed a much needed double-up to 36,900,000. Racener with pocket queens called Duhamel’s K-4 pre-flop shove and won the hand on a Jh-8d-6c-2h-7h board.
However, analysts believe Racener had played too passive during the heads-up battle, choosing to limp rather than raise his button, and by the time Racener was all-in once more, his stack had dwindled to just 13.15 million.
That was the 43rd and final hand of WSOP 2010, as Duhamel moved all-in preflop holding As-J to Racener’s Kd-8d. The board then ran out a harmless 4c-4d-9s-6c-5c to eliminate John Racener in 2nd spot, while Jonathan Duhamel (23) was crowned the WSOP 2010 Main Event Winner. 
Commenting on his famous victory amidst scenes of jubilation, Duhamel said; “It’s a dream come true right now. It’s like the most beautiful day of my life.”
Jonathan Duhamel now finds himself at number 15 on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $9,045,870 in live tournament winnings, while Racener goes into the top thirty with his $5,545,955 win in Vegas, last night. He now has around $7 million in career earnings from live tournaments.

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