Duhamel started final table play as the chip leader, but saw his stack hacked down throughout much of early play. After briefly becoming short-stack, Duhamel grinded his way back up, eventually becoming the massive chip leader in a pot vs. Joseph Cheong. The pivotal hand and largest in WSOP history saw Duhamel’s Q-Q withstand an untimely blow-up/misread shove of Cheong’s A-7. From there, Subiime’s stack went up in smoke, and Duhamel found himself sitting with over 100,000,000 chips.
When play reboots on Monday at 8pm, the 23 year-old Duhamel will have a massive chip lead, bringing 188,950,000 to the table. The 24 year-old John Racener will have 30,750,000.
First place will pay $8,944,310. Second earns $5,545,955.
For his third place finish, Cheong banks $4,130,049, or about 33,000 ounces of weed–and not the dank stuff, but the good sticky shit.
Filippo Candio finished fourth for $3,092,545. Sadly, we’ll be denied reactions from his fans like this one, made after one of his double-ups.
And after ascending to the chip lead with five remaining, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi made some unpatented mistakes, flaming out in fifth for $2,332,992. The cash does move him ahead of Scotty Nguyen into sixth place on the all-time career tournament money winner’s list.
For full 2010 WSOP Main Event final table payouts, go here.