Duhamel Speaks About His WSOP Main Event Victory

If the poker fans are overwhelmed by the flurry which happened at the end of the WSOP, imagine how Duhamel must feel. His $10,000 buy-in just grew exponentially and is now an unbelievable $9 million. Nothing’s ever going to be the same for him now that he has won the 2010 WSOP Main Event. He’s only twenty three years old and already he has earned a fortune that most men can only dream of. Duhamel himself has admitted that he has barely even begun to think about it – which is perfectly understandable; after all, how many people have to contend with such a huge leap in income overnight? At twenty three years old, no less.

Waiting for the knowledge to Settle

Going from having to balance a budget to practically having millions to spend is something that can easily overwhelm a twenty three year old like Duhamel. In fact, Duhamel pretty much admitted that he’s still trying to ‘digest’ the fact that he won. “I don’t think I realize what I just did”, said the young Canadian about his recent victory. He doesn’t even have an idea yet about what to do with his millions. He said that he has been too busy with preparing for November Nine play that he has not really given it much thought. But now that the fateful day is finally over, Duhamel can finally think about what he’ll do with all that money. What’s great about Duhamel is that he’s not going to just take the money and fade into obscurity.

We can expect to see lots from this talented pro as he says he’s probably going to use the money to travel around the world and join several different poker tournaments. He’s also going to use some of that money — $100,000 to be exact — to help the kids in his hometown of Montreal.

About the Game

Duhamel also spoke out about his strategy during the game. It took him only an astounding 40 hands to win against his opponent, Racener. Of course, he went into heads up carrying a 6:1 chip lead, so he only had to wait it out. Racener could have tried grinding until he caught up, but that’s a very difficult — if not impossible — task considering the odds of that game. Duhamel said that he ‘limped a little bit’ in his game in order to confuse Racener and to not make his strategy too obvious. He raised a lot too, seeing as he could easily afford it with his stack. In the end, his strategy really paid off.

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