WSOP Champ Duhamel Confirms High Roller Status

Jonathan Duhamel
The champ.

€200,000 sounds like a lot of money to most of us. But most of us did not just win $8.9 million and the World Series of Poker Main Event title just a few short months ago.

Canadian Jonathan Duhamel did, but still seemed happy to be adding another €200,000+ to the growing pile of cash in his poker bankroll with a win in the PokerStars EPT Deauville High Roller event in France this weekend.

"I'm so happy right now, I love poker," he said. "200k Euros is definitely nice, but the feeling to win again a big one is even better."

The World Champion became a champion again getting the best of the 58-player field who entered the €10,000 event creating a €556,800 prize pool.

While online poker pro Joe Cada failed to make much live in the year following his Main Event win, outside of an 11th place finish in the 2010 PCA High Roller event, there is some recent history of Main Event winners having big Januarys.

Two years ago, the now retired Peter Eastgate booked a win in a $5k side event at the PCA for more than $300k.

Duhamel cashed €203,232 for the Deauville win and will next play live in the November Nine reunion as a part of the Foxwoods Casino Mega Stack Challenge XIX on Feb. 8 in Connecticut.

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