Duhamel first Canadian to win WSOP

TAGs: Canada, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Las Vegas, Montreal, November Nine, WSOP

Duhamel first Canadian to win WSOPIf you’re living in the world of poker, it may as well be New Years Eve today. So grab a few crates of cold beer, don your favourite novelty hat, and head to the biggest party you can find – especially if you’re from Montreal and happen to be called Jonathan Duhamel.

All this is because the 23-year-old Canadian last night won the 2010 edition of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Duhamel had gone heads-up with Florida-native John Racener, 24, and never lost a chip lead of almost six-to-one over his competitor.

Both men shot to fame as online players and the rookie Duhamel becomes the first Canadian to take a WSOP title, and a cool $8.94million. When his win was announced his Montreal Canadiens jersey-clad support rose to their feet as plans for the largest poutine in the history of Las Vegas was announced.

Racener is no mug either, as he took home $5.5million. The difference between the two though…Racener will be forgotten almost straight away. That fate won’t befit Duhamel for at least another two months.


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