Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WOSP Champion Jonathan Duhamel Cashed Big at PCA 2012

Jonathan Duhamel has managed to cash out big at PokerStars. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion – who was badly trampled when robbers, including former girlfriend Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, entered his Quebec home last December 21 – wants forget about that incident, and has most definitely started this year off in great form.

2010 World Series of Poker champion Jonathan Duhamel earnings sum up to $8,944,310 for his success at the main event – cashed in fourth place for $313,600 at the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller tournament last Saturday at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).

Duhamel, who has now cashed for over $550,000 at this year’s PCA, will surely be aiming to up that healthy return when the $25,000 buy-in High Roller event kicks off later today.

It comes as no great astonishment that the Canuck secured victory in this side event, though, as he has enjoyed a great series of results since winning the 2010 WSOP main event.

He collected $272,209 in January last year for winning the European Poker Tour (EPT) Deauville’s €10,000 buy-in High Roller event, and also came fourth for $125,000 at the $25,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em NBC National Heads-Up Championship in Las Vegas two months later.

Duhamel also finished in sixth place for $58,000 in the $10,000 buy-in Bounty Shootout at the Big Event in Los Angeles – also in March – was sixth again for $26,883 at EPT London’s £2,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em side event in October, and also left with $30,100 for seventh place at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Marrakech €3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em main event in November.

If you consider taking on players such as Duhamel, Heinz and Mercier, then get yourself on over to PokerStars, where you can collect a 100% first deposit bonus casino up to $600.

Top eight rankings and payouts from the PCA $5,000 No-Limit 8-Max side event:
1. Jonathan Duhamel (Canada) – $239,830
2. Edward Kim (Canada) – $134,100
3. Jason Mercier (USA) – $80,460
4. Keven Stammen (USA) – $57,470
5. Pius Heinz (Germany) – $45,980
6. Owen Crowe (Canada) – $38,320
7. Laurence Houghton (UK) – $30,650
8. Kenny Hallaert (Belgium) – $22,990

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