This week on my Final Table poker radio show, we caught up with 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, who bounced back from a brutal home invasion in December and went on to win over a million dollars at the PCA in January. He talked about recovering from not just his physical injuries, but the mental stress he suffered from the attack, and offered advice to other players who have achieved poker success and found themselves in a world where everyone wants a piece of you. He also explained why he decided to re-buy after busting out of the $100,000 super high roller event, how his game has changed in the last year, and why he never has time to play cash games anymore.
On the local front, we ran down the just-released schedule for the World Series Of Poker Circuit Event that’s coming at Harrah’s St. Louis in April, with ring events at both Noon and 5pm, as well as our first pot-limit Omaha championship and two re-entry events. And since Harrah’s St. Louis is now running bounty tournaments on Tuesday nights, Dennis revealed the different strategies you’ll need to succeed in them.
In our poker news segment, we discussed an online petition to ban Full Tilt shareholders and debtors from playing in this year’s World Series of Poker, a reversal of a decision last fall regarding a player banned from an Epic Poker League event, and an odd video by poker pro Brad Booth regarding Russ Hamilton and Phil Hellmuth.