Jonathan Duhamel shocked the gaming world when he won the 2010 World Series of Poker, after being virtually unknown. He has kept a low profile recently, but has made headlines again after his house was broken into.
Yesterday, two men broke into his home and assaulted Duhamel. He was rushed to the hospital after the “severe” assault, but did not experience any serious injuries. He was released from the hospital shortly after being treated for minor injuries.
While Duhamel’s agent has confirmed the details, local police will not. The authorities also have yet to confirm if anything was stolen from the poker player’s resident. It is common knowledge that Duhamel won nearly $10 million from the WSOP, making him a prime target for local criminals.
His win put Canada on the map again in the world of poker. Even with Vancouver-born Daniel Negreanu being a staple in the high-stakes poker market, Duhamel was the first Canadian to the win the WSOP. He also won several events during the European Poker Tour.
The investigation is ongoing, and police have released descriptions of the assailants.