Duhamel Wins One Drop High Roller for $3.9m
Duhamel defeated a stacked field of 135 players to win his second career bracelet and $3.98 million.
Over the last two days, the ONE DROP High Roller has featured some of poker's top talent as well as various wealthy businessmen and philanthropists.
The final table of this event was one of the strongest of the summer. Phil Hellmuth started the final table as chip leader and was looking for his 15th career WSOP bracelet.
Other players at the final table included Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky, Andrew "Luckychewy" Lichtenberger and Anthony Zinno. Daniel Colman, winner of last year's Big One for ONE DROP, started the final table third in chips.
Hellmuth Runs Into Monsters
Hellmuth started the final as the chip leader but with six players left he ran into multiple monster hands and was eliminated in sixth.
Colman put on a strong show at the final table but a massive double-up by Duhamel with three players remaining killed his momentum. He was knocked out a couple of hands later after running into pocket aces from Bill Klein.
Klein was one of the true amateurs at this final table. The successful construction company owner pledged to donate all of his earnings to charity.
Heads-up started with Duhamel holding a 23 million to 17.47 million chip lead over Klein. Try as he might, Klein couldn't build a stack against Duhamel.
In the end, Klein was all-in with K-J against pocket kings and Duhamel's kings held. Klein finished runner-up and donated the full $2.46 million prize to charity.
Duhamel won his second career WSOP bracelet. After winning, Duhamel stated, "This tournament and this cause means a lot to me. So, to win this tournament is such an honor. I know Guy (Laliberte) well, and he's the one who started this.
"I've also been a spokesman for ONE DROP. This tournament and the money raised will help lots of people. So for me, this is like a double win."