WSOP champ Jonathan Duhamel claims he was bound, beaten, and threatened with his life during a robbery at his home outside Montreal. Just hours after surviving the ordeal, Duhamel blogged on his website that he feels that he is fortunate to still be alive.
The first Canadian WSOP main event winner stated he was robbed when 2 men broke into his Boucherville home Wednesday December 22nd.
Duhamel said he has sustained several bumps and bruises but did not suffer any life threatening injuries. Police are looking at the case as a robbery. Cash, a 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet, and a custom Pokerstars Rolex were taken from the home. The jewelry may prove difficult to sell as the bracelet is extremely rare and both items engraved with Duhamel’s name.
Montreal police detectives are currently working on the case and ask that anyone with information to contact them directly.
Duhamel has become globally recognized in 2010 winning Nearly 9 million dollars during the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event. An avid Montreal Canadians fan, John donated $100,000 to the teams Children’s Foundation Charity. This was the largest single donation that the charity had ever received.
In January 2011, Duhamel beat out some of the world’s best players, winning the high-roller event during the EPT, taking home over $270,000 pushing his lifetime tournament cashes to over $9,500,000.
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