The most poker players usually recognise the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel. Believe it or not, but Phil Ivey, who many consider the world's best poker player, had no clue who Duhamel, 25, was until he was seated next to him at a featured table during a $100,000 buy-in EPT event earlier this year.
Ivey: "Hello, what's your name?"Duhamel: "Jonathan..."Ivey: "Nice t[...] Read more » Embarrassing Moment For Phil Ivey
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
well to be fair duhamel was a no one until he won wsop- he is one of those players who "made their name" by winning one big tournament- meanwhile players like ivey, dwan, blom etc. they become famous by constantly playing the highest limits. i'd say for duhamel and many previous wsop winners win was similar to winning the lottery- those who win the lottery also become famous for no real reason
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 50 (M)
Rotfl What a great way to put someone on tilt. um who are you? did you ever play pker before? oh way you won a WSOP. well congratsulations. It was a very interesting way to say you are not even good enough to be on my radar If it was a technique it was an interesting one.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
It’s funny to see that Phil Ivey didn’t have a clue about who Jonathan Duhamel was. I got curious about how Phil did at the WSOP Main Event in 2010, and I found the explanation for him not to know anything about Duhamel: He was ”dramatically” eliminated during Day 2b. First he had QQ and went all-in pre-flop against Yuji Masaki’s KK, got a Q on the turn but the river brought a K. Then he got so short he only lasted a few more hands, and in the end, when all-in, he even mucked the loosing hand, going away from the room through the employees-only exit. Daniel should pay more attention to the winners of the tourneys he enter than Phil, as he also got out sooner than expected - during Day 3, after suffering a big cut on his stack because of a bluff from a young Eric Carr. The table was AQJ74 with 15k on the pot. Carr bet 11k, Negreanu thought and talked a lot and decided to fold, and Carr showed 63. Then he got J8 with a AJ8 flop, but the turn brought a K and his opponent showed Q10 for a straight.
Joined: Aug '12
Age: 31 (M)
yea I saw it already, it really made me laugh Even I could recognized him.. But I dont think that Phil Ivey use to watch poker in TV too much so if he didnt met him on some tournament before, its normal that he didnt recognize him
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 41 (F)
Anything could have happened. Like Ivey with the money he has won so far cares about things like that. I wouldnt. Or he just wanted to start titling they guy, or making him feel uncomfortable iin the hands between them
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
Oh well! Until you've actually been in the situation it's hard to explain. I mean have you ever had someone from your past come up and start talking to you and you can't remember who they are so you just play it off. I guess this is a bit different since there's the popularity thing here.
Joined: Nov '10
Age: 31 (M)
Well, he knows for sure who Duhamel is! I have a proof! At one point Ivey sad:"oh, you won WSOP, this year?" And I watched FT of WSOP this year and Ivey was there and watching it all the time + he was watching because of Merson who is his boy (sponsored by his new site). Since Merson won, there is NO WAY that Ivey would say that siriously since he knows who won it this year. Just wanted to play with his head I guess.
And for all those guys that says that it wouldnt be strange that Ivey dont know who duhamel is I strongly dissagree. Its like you ask Shumaher who Fetel is and he dont know...
Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 57 (M)
PHIL IS WINDING HIM UP, CHECK HIS FEATURES ASU HE ASKS HIM, AND TO SAY U EVER PLAYED B4 GIVES IT AWAY LIKE COMMENTATOR SAID ..IT'S A 100K EVENT HERE..LOL GUYS COMO IN IF DON'T KNOW THIS TELL DON'T PLAY LIVE WITH ANY1 HEHE SORRY FOR TXT ..CANT FIND ME SPEKZ GG GL ALL