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2010 WSOP Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Bonuses, 2010-11-09, by Ozone

A few hours ago, 23 year old French-Canadian Jonathan Duhamel knocked out the last person standing between him and the 2010 WSOP Main Event championship. Heads-up play began with Duhamel holding a massive 86%-14% chip lead over American John Racener. While Racener managed to hang around for a while, he ultimately could never overcome Duhamel's force.

On the final hand, Duhamel moved all-in preflop with Ace-Jack offsuit. Racener called with King-Eight of diamonds. The board was no help to Racener making Duhamel the first-ever Canadian to win the WSOP Main Event.

For his efforts, he receives $8.9 million. Racener's loss heads-up came with a nice consolation prize: $5.5 million.

This is the third consecutive year in which the winner of the Main Event was 23 or younger. Duhamel is the first champion since Jamie Gold in 2006 to win the tournament after starting with the final table chip lead. Here are the full results from the final table:

1st: Jonathan Duhamel - $8.9 million
2nd: John Racener - $5.5 million
3rd: Joseph Cheong - $4.1 million
4th: Filippo Candio - $3 million
5th: Michael Mizrachi - $2.3 million
6th: John Dolan - $1.7 million
7th: Jason Senti - $1.3 million
8th: Matthew Jarvis - $1 million
9th: Soi Nguyen - $811,000

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