Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

What's It Like To Be World Champ?

Jonathan Duhamel won the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event and just won a ton of chips from an opponent to move to 600,000. Here's how it happened.

Action folded to the small blind and that player raised to 33,000. Duhamel called from the big blind and the flop came down {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Spades}. The small blind checked and Duhamel bet 27,000. The small blind tanked for a bit and eventually apologized to the table for taking a couple minutes with his decision.

"I'm sorry guys," he said.

Another minute or so passed and the small blind said, "Wow, you really put me in a spot here." He then tanked a bit longer.

"Sorry guys," came the second apology as some of the players at the table began getting up and browsing around the tournament area. Then, the small blind put in a raise and made it 72,000 to go. Duhamel called.

The turn was the {9-Hearts} and the small blind checked. Duhamel checked behind.

The river was the {2-Clubs} and the small blind moved all in for right around 180,000. Duhamel didn't seem to like it and pressed his hand on his forehead a few times while he thought. Then, he called.

"A king is good," said the small blind.

Duhamel tabled the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for kings and nines with a queen kicker. The small blind didn't show, but did comment about how he had pocket jacks. Duhamel won the pot, sent the player to the rail and moved to 600,000 in chips.

Jonathan Duhamel ca 600,000 315,000

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