Jonathan Duhamel

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Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel.jpg
Duhamel at the final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event
Residence Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
Born (1987-08-24) August 24, 1987 (age 29)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Final table(s) 8
Money finish(es) 26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2010
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 2
Information accurate as of 30 June 2015.

Jonathan Duhamel (born August 24, 1987) is a Canadian poker professional from Boucherville, Quebec, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP).


Duhamel defeated fellow poker professional John Racener heads-up to secure the 2010 Main Event title, earning $8,944,310 and becoming the first Canadian player to capture the Main Event bracelet.[1][2][3]

A fan of the Montreal Canadiens, Duhamel elected to donate $100,000 of his winnings to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation, which is the largest individual donation ever made to the organization, after his win.[4]

In January 2011, Duhamel won the High Roller Event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Deauville for €200,000 ($272,209).[5] Later that year, he cashed twice at the 2011 World Series of Poker for over $40,000 in earnings.[6]

In January 2012, Duhamel made four final tables at the PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure. He finished 4th of the Super High Roller Event after his elimination by the winner of the event Viktor Blom. Duhamel won $313,600 for his performance.[7] He made another final table in the turbo event finishing 5th. Then, he finished 1st of a side event and won $239,830. Finally, he finished 2nd of the High Roller Event and won $634,550.[8]

On March 23, 2013, Duhamel finished in 3rd place to win $125,000 at Premier League Poker VI in London.[9]

As of March 2015, his live tournament winnings exceed $17,500,000, the majority of which comes from his $8.9 million first place prize at the 2010 Main Event.[10] On March 1st, 2016, Duhamel is ranked #5 on the Global Poker Index.[11]

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2010 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship $8,944,310
2015 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop $3,989,985
2015E €25,600 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em €554,395


Duhamel was badly beaten in a home invasion robbery in December 2011. His Main Event bracelet, a Rolex watch, and $150,000 in cash were stolen. His ex-girlfriend, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse was arrested within a week of the crime and sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. Three other individuals, Anthony Bourque and John Stephen Clark Lemay, who carried out the actual robbery and Andres Valderrama, the getaway driver were also arrested.[12] Police have since recovered approximately half of the cash stolen.[13]