In some shocking news, a former World Series of Poker Main Event winner is in the middle of an alleged assault on Wednesday morning. Jonathan Duhamel is one of the best up and coming young stars in the poker world, and is best known for winning the 2010 WSOP Main Event, and taking home the $8.9 million grand prize for it. On top of the alleged assault, his home was also the target in a home invasion as well. No one has made statements about it except for Duhamel’s agent, Phillipe Jette, who made a few remarks that help prove the truth in this story.
Jette said that Duhamel was injured during the incident, and made statements like that his “Christmas photos won’t be the prettiest”, and also that “getting out of bed will be particularly hard tomorrow”.
There hasn’t bee anyone specifically named in this assault yet, but the story is that two men went to a house on Wednesday morning at 9:15am in Boucherville. The two men then rang the door bell and this led to them assaulting the man who opened the door. It was an armed assault, and no one has stated if there was anything taken from the house by the two men who were involved.
Duhamel has had quite a bit of success in the poker world, which obviously all starts with his $8.9 million payday. After winning the Main Event, he went on to travel around the world and play in many different poker tournaments. He won over $600k on his trip, and is also a part of Team PokerStars Pro roster as well.
You never want to hear a story about any type of assault, but this is not the first time that a poker player has been in the midst of a situation like this. Doyle Brunson wrote about his run in with a home invasion and assault, and Greg Raymer was also once nearly robbed at the Bellagio as well. Obviously before any final conclusions are made, we’ll have to see what exactly happened, but this is a story that is definitely worth keeping your eye on.