2010 World Champion Jonathan Duhamel was recently assaulted in a home invasion in which the assailants made away with his Main Event bracelet among other items. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Duhamel was treated for minor injuries in a hospital following an invasion of his Montreal home by two men. He has since been released.
The men made their way into Duhamel’s home by ringing the doorbell and forcing their way in when it was opened. In addition to his WSOP Main Event bracelet, the robbers also escaped with a black Rolex watch and an undetermined number of €500 bills. Police in the area are telling residents to be on the lookout for bills of that denomination as they are rare.
Last November, 2008 World Champion Peter Eastgate sold his WSOP bracelet for $147,500. That bracelet, which presumably is very similar to Duhamel’s, was valued by a jeweler as being worth just $16,000. One would imagine that the men who robbed Duhamel will have a hard time selling the WSOP bracelet on the open market for any significant sum without risking being caught.