2010 WSOP Main Event Final 2 Duhamel vs. Racener Hand by Hand Play

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Hand #262: John Racener Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,545,955); Jonathan Duhamel Wins 2010 WSOP Main Event

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Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel’s not letting up. He shoves again. This time John Racener calls for 14.95 million. The cards are on their backs:

Showdown
Duhamel:
Racener:

Improbably, after shoving several hands in a row, Duhamel turns up with a big ace here. He’s a 3-to-2 favorite against Racener’s suited king. Off to the flop they go:

Duhamel is pumping his fists below the level of the rail as he dances around on his feet. Racener is also standing, shifting his weight nervously from one foot to the other as he awaits the turn… 

Still neither player has improved. Racener is down to his last chance. He needs to catch a king or an eight on the river or we’ll have a champion. Here’s the river…  

It’s over! Duhamel runs back to his rail, many of whom are dressed in Montreal Canadien jerseys. They lift him off of his (un-shoed) feet in a sea of red and start chanting “Ole! Ole Ole Ole! Ole! Ole!” For the first time in WSOP history, the Main Event champion is a Canadian!

Racener is consoled by his own fans. For 2nd place, he gets $5,545,955.

Hand #261: John Racener

John Racener has the button.

He moves all in for 13.15 million and wins the pot.

Hand #260: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel shoves again. Racener thinks about it this time but folds again.

Hand #259: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

He limps into the pot, then folds to another shove from Jonathan Duhamel. Racener is down to 16.15 million.

Hand #258: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel moves all in. John Racener folds.

Hand #257: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button and gives Jonathan Duhamel a walk.

Hand #256: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel limps in. John Racener checks. Both players check a flop of . Racener also checks the turn. Duhamel bets 1.7 million and takes down the pot.

Top Chip CountsDuhamel Racener Hand by Hand Play

1 Jonathan Duhamel 197,050,000
2 John Racener 22,550,000

Break Time

The players are on a break.

Hand #255: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

He folds, giving Jonathan Duhamel a walk.

Hand #254: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel limps in and John Racener checks. The flop comes down and Racener checks. Duhamel bets 1.7 million and Racener folds.

Hand #253: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in and quickly finds himself facing an all-in raise from Jonathan Duhamel. Racener wants no part of it. He folds, slipping to 25.35 million.

Hand #252: John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He calls and John Racener checks. The flop comes down and both players check to see the fall on the turn. Both check again and the hits the river. Racener fires 2.5 million and wins the pot.

Hand #251: John Racener

John Racener has the button.

After his raising misadventure last button, Racener goes back to limping in this time around. Duhamel checks and they see a flop of . Duhamel checks again, then folds to a bet of 1.75 million from Racener.

Hand #250: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He limps in from the button and John Racener checks to see a flop of . Both players check and the turn brings the , pairing the board. Racener check-folds to a bet of 1.7 million from Duhamel and drops to 23.55 million.

Hand #249: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

What could this mean? Racener opens to 3.75 million, the first time he has raised his button tonight. Jonathan Duhamel decides to play chicken and re-raises all in. It will cost all of Racener’s 25.35 million remaining chips to find out if he’s in front. Instead he folds.

Hand #248: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million. John Racener folds and Duhamel wins the pot. Racener is now down to 29.3 million in chips.

Hand #247: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in again. After Duhamel checks, the dealer puts out a flop. Duhamel checks to Racener, who bets 2.0 million. Duhamel calls. The board pairs on the turn with the . It’s a card that both players check. The falls on the river. Again both players check. Duhamel shows for jacks and threes. It’s enough to take the pot.

After losing that pot, Racener is back down to 31.1 million and we’re pretty much where we started.

Hand #246: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million and wins the pot.

Hand #245: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

Both players are in for the minimum 1.6 million this hand. Jonathan Duhamel is first to act on an all-spade flop . For the first time tonight, he elects to lead into Racener with a bet of 1.8 million. Racener folds.

Hand #244: John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million. John Racener moves all in for 34.85 million and wins the pot.

Hand #243: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

“Come on John, get aggressive!” a memeber of the audience shouts out. MOC Jack Effel replies, “I love advice from the audience.” Racener flashes a smile but doesn’t take the advice to heart this hand. He open-folds the button.

Hand #242: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million, which is his standard open at this level so far. John Racener doesn’t want to play.

Hand #241: John Racener

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in and Jonathan Duhamel checks to a flop of . Duhamel checks, then folds to a bet of 2.0 million from Racener.

Top Chip Counts

1 Jonathan Duhamel 183,550,000
2 John Racener 36,050,000

Hand #240: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 3.25 million and wins the pot.

Hand #239: John Racener

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in again. Jonathan Duhamel checks again. Racener is really trying to keep pots small before the flop. This flop comes and draws a check from the first-to-act Duhamel. Racener fires a bet of 2 million into the pot that is called by Duhamel.

The turn card is the . Duhamel checks again. On this street, Racener takes his time betting 6 million, probably about 30 seconds in total. That bet represents about 25% of his remaining stack and convinces Duhamel to fold.

Hand #238: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He puts in the chips to make the call and then John Racener checks. The flop comes down and Racener checks. Duhamel reaches into the mountain of chips in front of him and bets 1.8 million. Racener folds and Duhamel wins this one.

Hand #237: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in. For only the second time, Duhamel exercises his big-blind option and raises to 5.1 million. Racener folds.

Hand #236: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel raises to 3.25 million and wins the pot.

Hand #235: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

John Racener hasn’t raised a single button yet and doesn’t change that pattern here. He calls the big blind and Jonathan Duhamel checks. Both players check a flop. They check again after the hits the turn. Duhamel checks a third time on the river, then calls a bet of 2.0 million from Racener. Each player has a pair of fours at showdown, but Duhamel’s out-kicks Racener’s to drag the pot.

Hand #234: John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He completes and John Racener checks. The flop comes down and Racener checks. Duhamel fires 1.7 million and Racener calls.

Fourth street is the and Racener checks. Duhamel checks behind.

The joins the fun on the river. Racener fires three million. Duhamel makes the call, but mucks when Racener shows the .

Racener is up to 43.25 million now.

Hand #233: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

He completes and Jonathan Duhamel checks in the big blind. The flop is . Both players check. When the turn comes the , Duhamel puts in a bet of 1.8 million. Racener quickly folds.

Hand #232: John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

Duhamel raises to 3.25 million. John Racener studies and then makes the call.

The flop comes down and another ace falls in the middle of the felt. Racener and Duhamel both check.

The turn brings another bullet with the . Racener is still first to act. He bets 3.75 million. Duhamel folds.

Hand #231: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

With Jonathan Duhamel’s fans chanting, “Du-ha-mel! Du-ha-mel!” and Racener’s fans responding, “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, Racener limps his button again. Duhamel grabs a stack of chips off the top of his mountain and raises to 5.1 million. Racener folds.

Hand #230: John Racener Doubles Up!

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises all in and John Racener makes the call! He woke up to the when Duhamel shoved with the . Racener is all in for 18.25 million.

The entire Penn & Teller Theater is on their feet as the flop comes down , keeping Racener is the lead.

The turn brings the and Racener is still in front. Both players have been standing the entire time watching the action. Time for the river.

The river completes the board with the and Racener’s audience goes nuts for him, both up in the seats and down on the stage.

Racener gives a fist pump as he doubles to 36.9 million.

Level: 41 Started   Blinds: 800000/1600000    Ante: 200000

Hand #229: Duhamel Wins First Showdown

John Racener has the button.

Racener limps in again. Jonathan Duhamel checks the big blind again. They take another unraised flop, this one coming . Duhamel checks again, giving Racener space to bet 1.4 million. Duhamel (who has kicked off the flip-flop shoes he wore to the final table and is now sitting barefoot on the set) calls and checks the  turn. Racener also checks.

The river is the . Duhamel bets 2.8 million, following the familiar pattern set by previous hands in which Racener had the button. This time Racener doesn’t snap-muck. He takes 30 seconds before putting in a raise to 6.9 million. Duhamel snap-calls with , two pair, jacks and fours. Racener just pitches his card into the muck.

With that pot, Duhamel has crested the 200-million-chip mark. He has 201,150,000. Racener is down to 18,450,000 and about to get some more bad news: blinds are up next hand.

Hand #228: John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 2.5 million and John Racener makes the call. The flop comes down . Racener is first and checks. Duhamel checks behind to see the fall on the turn.

Both players check again and the joins the board on the river. Racener reaches for chips and fires out 3.5 million. Duhamel folds and Racener wins the pot.

Racener is back to 28.15 million.

Hand #227: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

In a recurring theme, Racener limps his button and Jonathan Duhamel checks the big blind. Duhamel also checks a paired flop, , then calls a bet of 1.5 million from Racener. Both players check the turn. When the river falls the , Duhamel leads out for 2.2 million. Racener wastes no time in folding.

Racener is down to 25.45 million.

Hand #226: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 2.5 million and wins the pot again. Easy game.

Hand #225: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

For the second button in a row Racener limps in. Jonathan Duhamel checks to a flop of . Both players check it through. The on the turn puts four Broadway cards on oard. Duhamel leads out for 1.7 million, a bet that causes Racener to muck his hand.

Hand #224: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 2.5 million to win the pot.

Hand #223: John Racener

John Racener has the button.

He limps into the pot. Jonathan Duhamel checks his option, bringing us to the first flop of heads-up play. It comes , drawing a murmur from the theater. Duhamel checks. Racener bets 1.5 million and takes down the pot.

As Racener stacks his chips, he starts smacking that ever-present chewing gum.

Hand #222: John Racener

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to 2.5 million. John Racener moves all in and his fans rise to their feet. Duhamel folds and Racener wins the pot.

Hand #221: Jonathan Duhamel

John Racener has the button.

He folds, giving Jonathan Duhamel a walk.

Hand #220: Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button to kick off heads-up play.

He raises to 2.5 million. John Racener folds and Duhamel wins the first pot.

Level 40 started

Shuffle Up and Deal!

2010 Player of the Year Frank Kassela did the honors. With 13:52 left in the level, cards are finally in the air for the conclusion of the 2010 WSOP Main Event! Racener’s fans are already chanting “Double up! Double up!”

(credit WSOP.com)

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