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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 28, 2015 to Monday, June 29, 2015

Event #58: $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP

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  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Prizepool: $14,249,925
  • Entries: 135
  • Remaining: 0
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6/30/2015 3:46:49 AM PST (about 6 hours and 58 minutes ago)
 
Jonathan Duhamel Wins the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop
 
 
 
EVENT #58:  $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP
ENTRIES:  135
PRIZE POOL:  $14,249,925
FIRST PLACE PRIZE:  $3,989,985
PLACES PAID:  16
DATES:  June 28-29, 2015


Jonathan Duhamel Wins 2015 High Roller for ONE DROP

2010 World Poker Champ Collects $3,989,985 Top Prize and Second WSOP Gold Bracelet.

Runner-Up Bill Klein Donates His Entire Winnings, $2,465,522, to ONE DROP Charity

Defending Champion Daniel Colman Finishes Third

Phil Hellmuth Comes Close to a 15th Gold Bracelet, but Exits in Sixth Place

Final Table Delayed by Medical Emergency in Crowd – Spectator Suffers Heart Attack



MEET THE LATEST WSOP GOLD BRACELET CHAMPION
 
Name:  Jonathan Duhamel
Birthplace:  Boucherville, Quebec (Canada)
Age:  27
Current Residence:  Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
Marital Status:  Single
Children:  None
Profession:  Professional Poker Player
Number of WSOP Cashes:  26
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances:  6
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories:  2
Best Previous WSOP Finish:  1st (2010)
Total WSOP Earnings:  $13,796,281
Personal Facts:  Duhamel won the WSOP Main Event Championship in 2010
 
[Note:  All statistics above include the results of this tournament]
 

The biggest buy-in tournament on the 2015 World Series of Poker schedule was completed this evening when Jonathan Duhamel, from Montreal, Quebec won the “$111,111 buy-in High Roller for ONE DROP.”
 
As advertised, the buy-in was $111,111 -- with $105,556 of the entry fee going into the prize pool and $5,555 specifically designated for the ONE DROP charity, which was originally founded by Guy Laliberte.  ONE DROP is a charitable foundation which assists in bringing clean water to various parts of the developing world.  [Note:  The charity actually receives an even larger donation from the poker community, since several players who cashes donated extra funds for the cause.]
 
This marked the fourth year of a big buy-in ONE DROP event.  Previous tournaments were won by Antonio Esfandiari (2012), Tony Gregg (2013), and Daniel Colman (2014).
 
Duhamel, the famed 2010 world poker champion added his name to the list of huge cash winners who have won this prestigious prize which has a far more lasting impact on the lives of many, beyond the game of poker.  He collected first-place prize money totaling $3,989,985.  Duhamel also won his second career WSOP gold bracelet.
 
“I feel so lucky and so blessed in so many ways where I am right now,” Duhamel said afterward.  “This is the biggest buy-in event of the summer, and it turned out to be my second-best day.”
 
Obviously, the high point of Duhamel’s poker career remains his breakout, life-changing world championship victory five years ago, when he earned nearly $9 million and his first WSOP victory.
 
The 135 entries created this year’s largest prize pool, so far – even bigger than the much celebrated “Colossus” tournament.  The top 16 finishers carved up a prize pool amounting to $14,249,925.
 
The three most recognizable names at the final table included two former world poker champions (Jonathan Duhamel and Phil Hellmuth), and last year’s winner who returned to defend his title (Daniel Colman).
 
Hellmuth was in the chip lead at one point when play was six-handed.  Daniel Colman had dominated the early stages and it looked like he might go back-to-back with another win.  However, Hellmuth seized the chip lead for a time, before seeing his chip stack crumble ending in elimination.  This was Hellmuth’s second time to make a final table in a ONE DROP event, after coming in 4th place the inaugural year.
 
“I was so fortunate to double up early at the final table with aces,” Duhamel said.  “After that, I could just use my chips and played my game.”
 
The tournament was a cause for both celebration and reflection.  However, the final table was interrupted when play was at three-handed when a spectator in the crowd suffered a heart attack and medical personnel were rushed in.  A surreal atmosphere surrounded the proceedings as Daniel Colman was all in against Bill Klein, and just as the flop came out the medical emergency took place.  The tournament was halted on the spot while attention was given to the victim.  [Note:  At press time, the condition of the man remains unknown].
 
“That moment really gave this all a sense of perspective,” Duhamel said about the incident.  “Obviously, we are all hoping he will make it and be okay.  It was so unfortunate.”
 
After Colman went out in 3rd place, Bill Klein looked like he might stage a monumental upset, given the stiff competition.  The part-time amateur poker player and owner of a successful construction company from Laguna Hills, CA had pledged to donate whatever he earned in this tournament to two charities.  Even though he didn’t win, lots of good will come from Kein's gesture and generosity.
As for Duhamel, he won the final hand holding pocket kings, which held up versus Klein’s K-J.  A jack flopped, giving Klein some hope, but he failed to improve after that and the former world champion was declared the winner.
 
The earlier incident subdued the celebration somewhat, but also gave the charitable aspect of this tournament added dimension.  
“This tournament and this cause means a lot to me,” Duhamel said.  “So, to win this tournament is such an honor.  I know Guy (Laliberte) well, and he’s the one who started this.  I’ve also been a spokesman for ONE DROP.  This tournament and the money raised will help lots of people.  So for me, this is like a double win.”
 
Following Duhamel’s finish in the top spot, the descending order of results was as follows:
 
 
Second Place:  William Klein, from Laguna Hills, CA finished in 2nd place, which paid $2,465,522.  This marked his second time to cash in a WSOP event.


Third Place:  Daniel Colman, the winner of last year’s ONE DROP championship, finished in 3rd place and collected $1,544,121.  The camera-shy winner and controversial champion from 2014 once again proved to be an enormous force in the poker world, collecting yet another huge cash prize.  Colman’s WSOP earnings now total close to $17 million, in addition to substantial winnings elsewhere in other non-WSOP events.


Fourth Place:  Ben Sulsky, from Brewster, MA finished in 4th place, which paid $1,118,049.  He took 4th place in the $50K buy-in Poker Players Championship, which ended a week ago.  In fact, each of Sulsky’s last three cashes at the series were fourth-place showings.  With this prize, Sulsky now has in excess of $1.5 million in WSOP earnings.


Fifth Place:   Dan Perper, from Highland Park, IL finished in 5th place, which paid $873,805.  This was the biggest WSOP cash of Perper’s career, to date, after six previous in-the-money finishes.


Sixth Place:  Phil Hellmuth, from Palo Alto, CA finished in 6th place, which paid $696,821.  The all-time leader in virtually every major category at the WSOP (wins, final table appearance, and cashes) added to his legacy with a second final table appearance in this event, after finishing 4th in 2012. 


Seventh Place:  Anthony Zinno, from Boston, MA finished in 7th place, which paid $565,864.  Zinno is on a remarkable run at this year’s series, having made his fourth final table appearance already, after coming in 5th, 6th, and 7th in previous events.  Oddly enough, the former attorney had never made a final table before this year, and now has four premier showings.


Eighth Place:  Sergey Lebedev, from Troitsk, Russia finished in 8th place, which paid $466,970.  This was his eighth time to cash at the series, his biggest payday, and third final table appearance.


Ninth Place:  Andrew Lichtenberger, from Las Vegas, NV finished in 9th place, which paid $390,875.  This was Lichtenberger’s seventh occasion to make a final table, with 2nd place back in 2009 as his deepest run.  He also won the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Caesars Place back in 2010.


OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
 
Aside from the final table finishers, other gold bracelet winners who cashed included – Brian Hastings (11th), Byron Kaverman (12th), and David Sands (14th).
 
Phil Hellmuth’s cash in this event now gives him 113 for his career, the most ever for any player in history.
 
 
FUN FACTS:
 
No females entered this tournament.  All 137 players were male.
 
There were 2 players who played who had never entered a WSOP event before.
 
There were 98 Americans and 39 players from other countries.  England constituted the second largest makeup, with 21 players.
 
Ages of participants ranged from 21 to 74.  John Morgan, from Minneapolis, MN was the eldest payer.
 

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Written by Nolan Dalla (WSOP Media Staff)
6/30/2015 1:56:17 AM PST (about 8 hours and 48 minutes ago)
 
Hand #114 - Congratulations to Jonathan Duhamel, Winner of $111,111 One Drop High Roller ($3,989,985)
 
2015 World Series Of Poker


Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,200,000 on the button and Bill Klein three-bets to 3,600,000 out of the big blind. Duhamel moves into the tank for a few moments and then announces he is all in for effectively the 12,375,000 that Klein has behind.

Klein immediately leans back in his chair, crosses his leg, and puts rubs his neck. After about 30 seconds in the tank, Klein throws a single chip forward to call and the cards are tabled.

Klein shows , but is in terrible shape against Duhamel's . They get up and shake hands as the dealer spreads a flop of . Klein flops top pair to give him two immediate outs and some backdoor flush outs.

The turn is the and Duhamel is one card away from victory as Klein needs to find one of the last two jacks in the deck to stay alive.

Duhamel's rail begins to erupt as the dealer peels off the on the river and Duhamel secures his second career bracelet. Duhamel takes home $3,989,985 for his win in the One Drop High Roller and Klein earns $2,465,522 for his runner-up finish.

6/30/2015 1:45:43 AM PST (about 8 hours and 59 minutes ago)
 
Hand #113 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel checks his option from the big blind. The flop is and both players check. The falls on the turn and both players check again. The river is the 4h and both player check again. Jonathan shows , giving him a pair of fours and tops Klein's .
6/30/2015 1:44:12 AM PST (about 8 hours and 0 minutes ago)
 
Hand #112 - Top Pair For Klein
 

Jonathan Duhamel limps in on the button and Bill Klein checks his option. The flop is and Klein checks. Duhamel bets 500,000 and Klein check-calls. The turn is the and both players check to see the fall on the river.

Both players check again and Klein shows , giving him a pair of jacks, and the pot.

6/30/2015 1:42:39 AM PST (about 8 hours and 2 minutes ago)
 
Hand #111 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel makes it 1,500,000 out of the big blind. Klein calls and they see a flop of . Both players check and the turn is the . Both players check again and the turn is the . Klein checks and Duhamel bets 1,800,000 and wins the pot.
6/30/2015 1:40:20 AM PST (about 8 hours and 4 minutes ago)
 
Hand #110 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Jonathan Duhamel limps in on the button and Bill Klein checks his option. The flop is and Klein checks. Duhamel bets 500,000 and takes the pot.
6/30/2015 1:39:29 AM PST (about 8 hours and 5 minutes ago)
 
Hand #109 - Duhamel Picks off Klein
 

Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel checks his option. The flop is and both players check. The turn is the and Duhamel bets 750,000. Klein quickly calls and they see the peel off on the river.

Duhamel checks and Klein bets 1,400,000. Duhamel spends some time in the tank and then calls. Klein shows , but Duhamel takes the pot with and his pair of eights.

Jonathan Duhamel - 22,850,000
Bill Klein - 17,625,000

6/30/2015 1:36:14 AM PST (about 8 hours and 8 minutes ago)
 
Hand #108 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,000,000 on the button and Bill Klein defends his big blind. The flop is and both players check. The turn is the and Klein checks again. Duhamel bets 800,000 and Klein sends his hand into the muck.
6/30/2015 1:34:49 AM PST (about 8 hours and 10 minutes ago)
 
Hand #107 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,500,000. Klein folds and Duhamel takes the pot.
6/30/2015 1:33:22 AM PST (about 8 hours and 11 minutes ago)
 
Hand #106 - Klein Gets Tricky
 

Jonathan Duhamel limps in on the button and Bill Klein checks his option. The flop is and KIein bets 1,000,000. Duhamel calls and the turn is the . Klein checks and Duhamel bets 1,800,000. Klein sits motionless for a few moments before check-raising to 6,000,000.

Duhamel mucks his hand and Klein takes the pot.

6/30/2015 1:30:00 AM PST (about 8 hours and 14 minutes ago)
 
Hand #105 - Duhamel Takes Another
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel checks his option. The flop is and Duhamel bets 500,000. Klein folds and Duhamel takes it.
6/30/2015 1:28:57 AM PST (about 8 hours and 16 minutes ago)
 
Hand #104 - More for Duhamel
 

Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,000,000 on the button and Bill Klein calls out of the big blind. The flop is and Klein checks. Duhamel bets 1,200,000 and takes it.

6/30/2015 1:28:00 AM PST (about 8 hours and 16 minutes ago)
 
Hand #103 - Jonathan Duhamel
 

Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,500,000 out of the big blind. Klein folds and they are basically even in chips.

Jonathan Duhamel - 20,300,000
Bill Klein - 20,175,000

6/30/2015 1:26:32 AM PST (about 8 hours and 18 minutes ago)
 
Hand #102 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,000,000 on the button and takes the blinds and antes.
6/30/2015 1:25:57 AM PST (about 8 hours and 19 minutes ago)
 
Hand #101 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel checks his option. The flop is and both players check to see the fall on the turn. Duhamel bets 500,000 and Klein folds.
6/30/2015 1:24:47 AM PST (about 8 hours and 20 minutes ago)
 
Hand #100 - Jonathan Duhamel
 
Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,000,000 on the button and takes the blinds and antes.
6/30/2015 1:24:02 AM PST (about 8 hours and 20 minutes ago)
 
Hand #99 - Klein Shoves River
 

Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel checks his option. The flop is and Duhamel bets 650,000. Klein calls and the turn is the . Duhamel fires 1,500,000 into the middle and Klein calls again. The river is the and Duhamel checks. Klein reaches for chips and Klein moves all in for 16,975,000.

Duhamel takes a minute in the tank and then folds, conceding the pot to Klein. The chip lead has changed hands.

Bill Klein - 22,375,000
Jonathan Duhamel - 18,100,000

6/30/2015 1:19:48 AM PST (about 8 hours and 25 minutes ago)
 
Hand #98 - More For Klein
 

Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,000,000 and Bill Klein calls out of the big blind. The flop is and Klein checks. Duhamel checks behind and the turn is the . Klein checks again and Duhamel checks behind and the river is the .

Klein reaches for chips and bets 3,000,000. Duhamel folds and Klein wins the pot.

6/30/2015 1:17:49 AM PST (about 8 hours and 27 minutes ago)
 
Hand #97 - Bill Klein
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel checks his option. The flop is and Duhamel checks. Klein bets 1,000,000 and Duhamel folds.
6/30/2015 1:16:54 AM PST (about 8 hours and 28 minutes ago)
 
Hand #96 - Bill Klein
 

Jonathan Duhamel limps in on the button and Bill Klein checks his option. The flop is and Klein checks. Duhamel bets 600,000 and Klein check-calls.

The turn is the and Klein checks again. Duhamel checks behind and the falls on the river. Both players check again and Klein shows and Duhamel mucks his hand.

6/30/2015 1:15:03 AM PST (about 8 hours and 29 minutes ago)
 
Hand #95 - Bill Klein
 
Bill Klein limps in on the button and Jonathan Duhamel raises to 1,500,000 out of the big blind and Klein folds.
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