23 years old Jonathan Duhamel is the 2010 WSOP champion. The Canadian born professional poker player was the chip leader going into the 2010 WSOP November Nine table. He entered the final table with 65M chips, way ahead of the second ranked finalist, John Dolan.
Duhamel was born in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada in 1987 and started his professional poker career at a young age. He made the tough decision between staying in college and leaving to play poker professionally. At this point of time it seems that he has made the right decision choosing poker, as he had won a whopping $8.9M as the 2010 WSOP Champion. These numbers are especially astonishing for a player who had notched up only $120k in prize winnings before making his way to the November 9 table.
His previous tournament experience is fairly low key. In 2008, Duhamel enjoyed a five figure cash prize finish in the European Poker Tour Prague main event where he won $54,904. Another relatively nice cash for him was in the 2010 PCA main event where he won $17,500.
Jonathan Duhamel is still only in his early twenties but is in pole position to have a huge impact on the poker world. No Canadian player has ever won the WSOP Main Event so Duhamel win has impacted his nation and not just his own personal ambition. This is the start of a glittering career and what he lacks in experience he certainly makes up for in potential and raw talent.