Source Pravda.Ru

Jonathan Duhamel of Canada wins World Series of Poker and $8.9 million

42282.jpegJonathan Duhamel became Canada's first World Series of Poker main-event champion, knocking out John Racener to claim the $8.9 million first prize.

Duhamel won the No-Limit Texas Hold'Em world championship after about two hours of heads-up play that began late yesterday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old Duhamel, of Boucherville, Quebec, ran over to a group of friends wearing Montreal Canadiens hockey jerseys after the winning hand and was lifted into the air in celebration. He then received a diamond-encrusted gold bracelet in addition to the top prize, which was piled on the table in stacks of $100 bills, Bloomberg reports.

"I am very happy to be the first Canadian," said Duhamel, who let out several primal screams of joy as he gripped the mounds of cash on the edge of the poker table that had become his. "It's an honor for me, and it's great for Canada," according to AOL News.

 

Comments
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Support racism: Watch the NFL
Russia’s TV channel refuse to broadcast 2018 Winter Olympics should Russia be discriminated
Support racism: Watch the NFL
Russian billionaire explains why he sold Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece
Russian billionaire explains why he sold Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece
Support racism: Watch the NFL
Conchita Wurst to come to Russia for closing ceremony of LGBT festival
The Black Death is back
Ukraine declares Catholic Christmas day its national day off
Ukraine declares Catholic Christmas day its national day off
Aliens invade US-Russian relationship
Aliens invade US-Russian relationship
Russia’s TV channel refuse to broadcast 2018 Winter Olympics should Russia be discriminated
Planet Nibiru drives astronomers to a frenzy
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Support racism: Watch the NFL
Freedom of Expression: Just How Much Is Too Much?
Serbia forgives USA for 1999 bombings, forgets all victims, holds joint drills with NATO
Americans force Russia to create weapons even more powerful than S-500