WSOP Day #34 Review: Jonathan Duhamel Wins a Dramatic One-Drop Event as Man Collapses on the Rail

A sleepy Lee Davy paints the news of the 34th day of the 46th Annual World Series of Poker, including a dramatic One Drop victory for Jonathan Duhamel that had to be halted during three-handed play after a man collapsed on the rail, and had to be rushed to hospital.

When you see a man failing to respond to defibrillators pounding his chest, poker takes a back seat.

That’s what happened during an all-in and call, when three-handed, with the Big One for One Drop champion, Daniel Colman, facing elimination against Bill Klein.

Jonathan Duhamel limped the button, Colman moved all-in from the small blind holding [Ks] [Js], Klein also moved all-in, holding [As] [Ad], and Duhamel folded. The cards were turned face up, the flop of [Jd] [5c] [2c] was shown, and a man collapsed on the rail, halting the action for 30-minutes as paramedics tried valiantly to revive him. It’s not known at this time if he survived. Colman didn’t. He was eliminated in third place. A great run for the controversial champion. But nobody seemed to notice. The life sucked out of the contest, like the poor man stretchered into the ambulance. Our prayers are with him.