Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel.jpg
Duhamel at the final table of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event
ResidenceBoucherville, Quebec, Canada
Born (1987-08-24) August 24, 1987 (age 34)
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)8
Money finish(es)26
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2010
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)3
European Poker Tour
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). He has won 3 WSOP bracelets in his career.

Poker career

Jonathan Duhamel started playing poker with his high school friends during the Moneymaker boom. He later attended the University of Quebec in Montreal, studying business administration and finance. However, he did not graduate, preferring to focus on his professional poker career.[1]

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.[2][3][4]

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.[5]

In January 2011, Duhamel won the High Roller Event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Deauville for €200,000 ($272,209).[6] Later that year, he cashed twice at the 2011 World Series of Poker for over $40,000 in earnings.[7]

Between January 2011 and April 2015, Duhamel was a member of Team PokerStars Pro.

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.[8] 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.[9]

On March 23, 2013, Duhamel finished in 3rd place to win $125,000 at Premier League Poker VI in London.[10]

In June 2015, Duhamel defeated Bill Klein heads-up to win the $111,111 buy-in WSOP High Roller for One Drop for $3,989,985 and his second WSOP bracelet. In October 2015 he won the $25,600 No Limit Hold'em High Roller at the World Series of Poker Europe for $628,815 and his 3rd WSOP bracelet.[11]

As of March 2021, his live tournament winnings exceed $18,000,000, the majority of which comes from his $8.9 million first place prize at the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event.[11] As such, he is in the top 50 on Hendon Mob's all time money list and in the top 5 of the Canadian all time money list.

Duhamel plays under the screen name “johnduhamel” on PokerStars.

World Series of Poker bracelets

YearTournamentPrize (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

An "E" following a year denotes bracelet(s) won at the World Series of Poker Europe


Duhamel was badly beaten in a home invasion robbery in December 2011. Duhamel's Main Event bracelet, a Rolex watch, and $150,000 in cash were stolen. 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]


  1. ^ "Jonathan Duhamel's Life: Net Worth, Biggest Profits, Losses and Private Life".
  2. ^ "Canada's Duhamel Wins World Series of Poker, $8.9 Million Prize". Retrieved August 9, 2017 – via
  3. ^ Jonathan Duhamel captures Canada's first championship Archived November 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Peters, Donnie (November 9, 2010). "2010 World Series of Poker: Jonathan Duhamel Wins 2010 WSOP Main Event!". Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Duhamel Speaks Out on WSOP Main Event Win". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "€ 10,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em". Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  7. ^ "WSOP 2011 Money List Top 5706". Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  8. ^ "2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller Day 3: Viktor Blom Hoists His First Trophy". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "High Roller - 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - PokerNews". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dan Shak wins Premier League Poker VI".
  11. ^ a b "Jonathan Duhamel's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Blatchford, Andy (December 30, 2011). "Poker champ describes home invasion, beating: I thought it was a delivery man". The Canadian Press. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  13. ^ Police recover half of duhamels money