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WSOP November Nine: Jonathan Duhamel captures Canada's first championship bracelet

Brad Willis

Jonathan Duhamel had faced countless opponents in his long march to the World Series of Poker Final table and the heads-up battle that would decide the 2010 world champion, but none so insistent and unforgiving as the expectation he foisted upon himself. He said at every turn that he would not be happy unless he was wearing the gold bracelet. Tonight, Duhamel put a muzzle on that nagging compulsion when he became the first Canadian to win the World Series of Poker Main Event. After entering the second night of November Nine play with a better than 6-1 chip lead over American John Racener, Duhamel made quick work of his opponent and claimed the bracelet in fewer than 50 hands.