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  • PokerStars Jonathan Duhamel Close to Winning 2010 WSOP Main Event Bracelet

    Monday, November 8th, 2010 by t2admin

Tonight is the night that everyone will find out who will win the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet. The action is set to resume at 8PM PST and most people don’t expect the heads-up battle to last very long. PokerStars Jonathan Duhamel has a huge chip lead right now over John Racener and it’s going to take a bit of luck and a lot of skill for Racener to catch-up. Heading into the heads-up match tonight, Duhamel will have 188,950,000 chips while Racener will only have 30,750,000 chips.

The event ran a lot slower then usual this year and it’s caused the blinds to be at a very high level throughout the final table. All of the players from the November Nine were back on the felt this Saturday to play down to just two players. Due to the big blinds it didn’t take long to see the first player get eliminated from the final table. Soi Nguyen was the 1st player eliminated and he ended up winning $811K.

Once Soi was eliminated it only took about 200 hands before we were left with the final two players. There was plenty of big hands on the final table, which kept the fans on the edge of their seats most of the night. Matthew Jarvis was eliminated in 8th place and won just over $1M. The next player to be knocked off the final table was Jason Senti, who happens to also be a PokerStars sponsored player. Senti won $1.35M and I know we’re going to see a lot more of him in the future.

The next victim of the November Nine was John Dolan (1.77M) who finished in 6th place while the favourite to win the tournament, Michael Mizrachi, was eliminated in 5th place. Mizrachi was doing great in the tournament and was sitting in 1st place, but after a few unlucky hands, Duhamel eliminated him from the tournament. Filippo Candio won 4th place ($3M) and 3rd place went to Joseph Cheong ($4.1M). Cheong had a great chance at making the final two, but he made a gutsy play against Duhamel that ended up costing him his tournament.

I can’t wait until tonight to watch the action between Duhamel and Racener. The chip advantage is going to play a huge factor in the game and it’s going to be interesting to see whether Racener comes out firing or conservative. The blinds will be starting at 600,000/1,200,000, so Racener won’t have that long to make a move.

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