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World Series Of Poker -- Jason Duval Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Duval Is Seventh Canadian To Win Gold Bracelet At The WSOP So Far


Jason DuvalJason Duval, a 23-year-old professional poker player and college student from Montreal, Canada took home $521,202 and his first gold bracelet. Duval was the seventh Canadian to score a bracelet in this summer’s World Series of Poker when he won event no. 28 $1,500 no-limit hold’em.

Duval credits the new record of Canadian winners to the tight-knit poker community.

“I think it’s the community we have that sticks together. We have online forums, especially for people in Quebec. We help each other a lot. With that, there is a lot of good poker players. Some were my friends before I started playing poker. I started to play and they helped me a lot. Now, you can see from the rail that – even if they are really good – they are willing to share it with others. We like to share,” Duval said.

When fellow Canadian, Charles Sylvestre won his first bracelet in event no. 3 Duval celebrated with him as if it were his own victory. He never imagined just two weeks later he’d have one as well.

Other Canadian winners of this summers WSOP are: Benny Chen, Michael Malm, Levi Berger, Mark Radoja and Calen McNeil

Here’s a look at the final table results:

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Jason Duval $521,202 1080
2 Majid Yahyaei $324,442 900
3 Masayuki Nagata $225,521 720
4 James Lee $162,420 540
5 Tommy Townsend $118,707 450
6 Dan Martin $87,813 360
7 Stephen Bartlett $65,813 270
8 Daniel Bishop $49,952 180
9 Joe Cappuccio $38,360 90

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Photo credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP