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On Top of the World

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Jan 01, 2011


It took just 43 hands for French-Canadian Jonathan Duhamel to make his huge chip advantage pay against John Racener, his heads-up opponent at the final table of this year’s World Series of Poker main event. With a six-to-one chip advantage Duhamel just needed to be patient. And he was. Racener only saw one decent hand, Q-Q, and doubled up with it. Nevertheless the $5.5 million dollars should ease his pain a little. Congratulations to Duhamel, the first Canadian to win the WSOP world title, as well as the first native French speaker. In his post-game interview he appeared humble and pledged to be the best ambassador for the game that he could — a sentiment we echo and wish him all the very best with in what will be tumultuous months ahead. A New Kind of Bluff The Irish Winter Festival proved the most fun I’ve had at a ...

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