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Jason Duval sets Prestigious WSOP Record for Canada

Jason Duval recently made some big history after winning the 2013 WSOP Event #28 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament along with $521,202. With Duval’s win, Canada now has seven gold bracelets this year, which is a record for The Great White North. And they can also thank Daniel Negreanu for kicking things off with a victory at the inaugural WSOP APAC Main Event to start the summer.

As for Duval, he navigated through a very large field of 2,115 players to collect his first bracelet. He grabbed the chip lead at the end of Day 1, but struggled mightily on the second day. After nearly busting out, the Quebec native righted the ship and began building his stack again.

The final table was basically filled with unknowns, which certainly helped Duval’s case. His cause was also helped by a large number of French-Canadian supporters on the rail, including 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel and famed pro Marc-Andre Ladouceur.

After winning WSOP Event #28, Duval said, “It feels great to finally win a big tournament and get a bracelet for me and Quebec.” He added, “Day 1, it pretty well, I was chip leading – I had a big stack. But when I came back everything went wrong, I was at 150,000 (chips), I went down to 40,000. I was about to bust, but then I get some luck and was able to recover and grind some chips back.”

Thanks to his latest win, Jason Duval now has $861,422 in live poker tournament winnings. He’s having quite a year in live tourneys since he also took third place in the WPT Spring Championship ($193,191).

2013 WSOP Event #28 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
1st: Jason Duval – $521,202
2nd: Majid Yahyaei – $324,442
3rd: Masayuki Nagata – $225,521
4th: James Lee – $162,420
5th: Tommy Townsend – $118,707
6th: Dan Martin – $87,813
7th: Stephen Bartlett – $65,813
8th: Daniel Bishop – $49,952
9th: Joseph Cappucio – $38,360