Duhamel Wins 2010 WSOP Main Even
Two players returned Monday night to the Rio to battle it out for the right to be called the World Champion of Poker.
WSOP 2010 Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel entered the night as the massive chipleader with over 188 Million in chips. John Racener was looking to make the biggest comeback in WSOP Main Event history, starting with just 30.75 Million.
Jonathan Duhamel kept the pressure on Racener early and often, consistently raising his button and Racener trying to pick his spot. After dropping a few early pots, Racener woke up with pocket queens and called an all-in bet from Duhamel. Duhamel only held K-4, but could win it right here if her got lucky. The board missed Duhamel and Racener moved up to about 37 Million in chips.
However, Racener would never get much closer. When it seemed like momentum was shifting Racener's way, Duhamel picked up a couple of pots to eliminate any gains that Racener could make. Before long, Duhamel had Racener well below his starting stack. In fact, he chipped away at Racener until the Full Tilt pro had just 13 Million left.
Needing a double-up just to stay in the game, Racener finally decided to call an all-in shove from Duhamel with Kd-8d. Duhamel had shoved with A-J and was in dominating shape to win the Main Event. Unlike many other all-ins during the Main Event, this one did not produce any significant drama. The board missed both players entirely and Jonathan Duhamel is the winner of the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
Jonathan Duhamel is the new World Champion of Poker. He takes home $8,944,310 and the gold Championship bracelet. In addition, he is the first Canadian born poker player to win the Main Event. Congratulations.
Below are the final table payouts:
Jonathan Duhamel $8,944,310
John Racener $5,545,955
Joseph Cheong $4,130,049
Filippo Candio $3,092,545
Michael Mizrachi $2,332,992
John Dolan $1,772,959
Jason Senti $1,356,720
Matthew Jarvis $1,045,743
Soi Nguyen $811,823