Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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

John Racener - 2nd Place

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:

Duhamel: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Racener: {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

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.

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