GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week partypoker MILLIONS Online 2021 PokerStars MICOOP
Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $68,798,600
Players 7319

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 200,000

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 {j-Spades}{a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Both players check it through. The {q-Hearts} 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.

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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 {8-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, 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.

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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!"

2010 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee: Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

The second inductee in the 2010 class of the Poker Hall of Fame is Erik Seidel. He was introduced by Doyle Brunson. The first thing that Seidel said upon taking the mic: "I want to thank the members of the media and the Hall of Fame for voting me in before Tom Dwan."

Seidel said it was a double honor for him to enter the Hall of Fame this year, first because he went in with his good friend Dan Harrington and second because he had the vocal support of that venerable poker icon, Doyle Brunson. Brunson, in introducing Seidel, remarked that Seidel reminds him more of Chip Reese than anyone else playing the game today.

Seidel's speech toured what most of today's young players would consider the misty history of poker, from Johnny Moss to Reese himself.

"The other nice thing I didn't know about is that Harrah's pays the Main Event entry fees for all of us Hall of Famers." There was a pause. "Ok, I just wanted to see the look on Ty Stewart's face."

Seidel then thanked everyone for his induction and ended his speech. All of the honorifics are now out of the way. Next up: the conclusion of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event!

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