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PokerStars and Jonathan Duhamel End Relationship

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According to a report over at Jonathan Duhamel, Canadian poker pro and 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, and PokerStars have ended the relationship of Duhamel representing the world's largest online poker site as a member of Team PokerStars Pro.

Confirmation came from a PokerStars representative that said they "won't be working together in the future." Details of Duhamel's working relationship with PokerStars, nor the reasons for the end of it, were not disclosed.

When Duhamel played the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, the 27-year-old Boucherville, Quebec, player was not patched with the PokerStars logo. That fact started the rumor-mill that the association between the two had ended. The Team PokerStars Pro roster published on the online poker site no longer lists Duhamel either. He represented Team PokerStars Pro since January of 2011

Duhamel is ranked second on Canada's all-time money list at this time and according to HendonMob has $12,786,360 in live tournament earnings.

Duhamel is an amazing poker talent who has claimed the 2010 WSOP Main Event championship and also a first-place finish in the 2011 European Poker Tour Deauville High Roller for €200,000, second-place in the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller for $634,550, and eighth-place in the 2013 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players' Championship for $207,630.

Duhamel hasn't been idle since 2015 kicked off either, he's compiled live tournament winnings of more than $170,000. His cashes this year to date include a first-place finish in the 2015 PCA $5,300 side event, and cashes in the PCA Main Event along with cashes in the WPT Fallsview Main Event, EPT Malta Main Event, and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Duhamel also took to the pen while he was representing PokerStars and published Final Table: A Winning Poker Approach from a WSOP Champion. In his writings he hoped to show the fact that the game of poker has a rational and logical side which should help players decide if they can take on the game and win regularly.

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