Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Duhamel Jumps Out to Early Lead

• Level 10: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Jonathan Duhamel

On the button, Jonathan Duhamel min-raised to 1,600 and John Duthie three-bet to 4,600. Duhamel made the call and the dealer flopped the {4-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Duthie continued with a bet of 4,500 and Duhamel deliberated for a minute or so before making the call. The turn brought the {Q-Diamonds} and Duthie slowed down, checking the action to Duhamel, who slowly counted out a bet of 7,300. Duthie flashed a pained smile while showing his opponent a black Ace, before mucking his hand. Duhamel now has a sizable lead but both players retain their 50k add-ons.

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