Super High Roller

Duhamel's 2012 Starts Not So Well

Team PokerStars Pro and 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel may have had better things in mind when thinking about starting off the 2012 poker season. Surely, being the first player eliminated in a $100,000 buy-in event was not at the top of his list for yearly goals. Sadly though, his bankroll just took a six-figure hit thanks to Isaac Haxton.

After Viktor Blom raised to 2,600 from the hijack seat, Haxton three-bet to 10,500 from the small blind. In the big blind was Duhamel and he four-bet to 24,200. Blom got out of the way, but Haxton had other things in mind. He took about two minutes and then five-bet to 42,200. Duhamel took about a minute himself and fired all in for around 205,000. Haxton called.

Haxton: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}
Duhamel: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The flop, turn and river ran out {J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and the two queens helped Haxton alleviate all of Duhamel's money in this $100,000 Super High Roller. Haxton is over half a million now and the clear chip leader.

Chip stacks
Isaac Haxton us 530,000 235,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca Ude

Tags: Isaac HaxtonJonathan DuhamelViktor Blom