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WSOP 2010 Final Hand

WSOP 2010 Final Hand

Jonathan Duhamel A-Spades J-Hearts versus John Racener K-Diamonds 8-Diamonds

Heads up play began with Jonathan Duhamel holding a 6 to 1 chip lead over John Racener and Racener only managed one double up when Duhamel went all-in with k-4 and Racener found Q-Q.  Duhamel played fairly aggressive poker throughout the 43 hands it took for him to vanquish Racener.  

Duhamel kept the pressure on and when Racener was down to his last 14.95 million chips, he finally stood his ground and called Duahmel's ongoing barrage of raises with {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Duhamel showed the {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

The Flop of {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades} still left hope for Racener; he could win with two running diamonds or a K or an 8.
The Turn of the {6-Clubs} and the River {5-Clubs} erased any hope for Racener.

Jonathan Duhamel was the first Canadian to win the World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet and title in the 41-year history of the WSOP and was the 6th non-American to ever win the event.  At 23 years of age, Duhamel also took home $8,944,310.  John Racener had to settle for second place and the consolation of his fans as he pocketed $5,545,955 for his efforts.

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