Jonathan Duhamel has been extremely busy since his WSOP Victory in November. As a new Team PokerStars Pro, he’s been travelling to play tournaments like the PCA in January and the EPT Deauville this past week where he had a victory in the highroller event.
There were a total of 58 players who made the generous €10,000 buy-in at the highroller event at the European Poker Tour Deauville in France to participate at this final tournament to close the EPT Deauville. After the first day there were 16 players remaining and Duhamel was in 3rd place. Duhamel stayed the course as he beat French player Alain Confino heads-up, the final hand coming with short-stacked Confino going all-in with A-J but coming up against the world champ’s perfectly-timed A-K.
Duhamel scored €203,232 ($278,000 CAD) for winning this event and plans to keep on playing more events in the tour. Next week he is flying to Foxwoods for the November Nine Reunion at the Mega Stack challenge.
There is another Canadian who scored big in France’s EPT Main Event which also took place with a massive €4,276,800 prize pool contributed by 891 players. First place won €880,000 and went to Lucien Cohen of France but there was another Canadian who is flying back to Canada richer than he left. Alex Wice of Waterloo, Ontario took 3rd place at the EPT Main Event and €300,000 ($411,000 CAD). A total of 128 players were in the money, with the lowest payout being €7,500. Alex Wice qualified online on PokerStars and was the only Canadian to make it in the money in the main event.
Congratulations Jonathan Duhamel and Alex Wice.
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