In 40 years at the World Series of Poker, never has a Canadian been crowned World Champion. That might all be about to change. Jonathan Duhamel, from Montreal, is taking a massive chip-lead into heads-up play today against American John Racener. The 22 year old Duhamel has 86% of the chips in play. That puts him in better position than any Canadian before him to win the WSOP Main Event.
In 2006, Canadian Tuan Lam came close to seizing the Main Event but ultimately could overcome the force of Jamie Gold in heads-up play.
Duhamel and Racener resume play to determine a new World Champion in a matter of a couple hours.