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Quebecer wins big in Vegas


Jonathan Duhamel is the winner of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event.

The 23-year-old from Boucherville collected $8,944,310 in prize money.

But he's not entirely sure what he'll do with all that money.

Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck spoke with him from Las Vegas.

What did you do last night?

Just took time with my friends and family.


What did you drink?


Come on! You didn't have a glass of champagne or anything?

Yeah, yeah, I had a glass of champagne.

What kind?

I don't even know.

Poker: Luck or skill?

Both. You need to lucky, but you need to play good also. It's a combination of the two. It is a game of skill but if you don't have the cards in the beginning, you don't have anything.

Do you have a lucky charm?

Maybe for the tournament it was my hoodie.

Who is the player you most admire?

Daniel Negreanu. Since I've started playing poker he's been my idol.

Number one place you want to travel for fun?  (not for poker)

All around the world. I guess right now I would go the beach.

Do you bet on anything else?


Favourite place in Montreal?

Bell Centre to watch hockey, for sure. It's the best atmosphere ever.

Liten to his conversation with Sue.

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