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    Let's all support poker player Jonathan Duhamel

    Jonathan Duhamel, a 22 year old guy from Boucherville, Québec is in Vegas right now and is about to begin the most important poker session of his life.
    He will be starting as chip leader on the final table with 8 other remaining poker players.
    The 9th place player will win close to 800 000$ US and the big winner will get close to 9 millions US !
    The final table starts this saturday november 6th at noon Vegas time (3 pm in Quebec) and when they will be down to 2 players (heads-on) they will suspend the game and finish it on november 8th.
    You can follow it live today on www.princepoker.com or www.rds.ca
    Bonne chance Jonathan !
    Last edited by pokerpro; 11-06-2010 at 11:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerpro View Post
    Jonathan Duhamel, a 22 year old guy from Boucherville, Québec is in Vegas right now and is about to begin the most important poker session of his life.
    He will be starting as chip leader on the final table with 8 other remaining poker players.
    The 9th place player will win close to 800 000$ US and the big winner will get close to 9 millions US !
    The final table starts this saturday november 6th at noon Vegas time (3 pm in Quebec) and when they will be down to 2 players (heads-on) they will suspend the game and finish it on november 8th.
    You can follow it live today on www.princepoker.com or www.rds.ca
    Bonne chance Jonathan !
    You know what? For 800 grand even ninth place is not too shabby!

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    He did it! Jonathan Duhamel world champion of poker ! Bravo Jonathan !

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    With the worst rates of school dropout among young boys in North America, he's the perfect role model for this generation of young morons. Don't go to school, don't waste your time trying to learn something useful for our society: Play poker it's all you need young folks!!!!!

    Can we really be proud of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    With the worst rates of school dropout among young boys in North America, he's the perfect role model for this generation of young morons. Don't go to school, don't waste your time trying to learn something useful for our society: Play poker it's all you need young folks!!!!!
    Then again, young girls are learning that they can just be cute and strut their stuff in front of a camera to be successful. All the American Idols or "your country"'s got Talent shows give false hope to youngsters, telling them they can become a star !
    The only reason why these shows, or poker, play a role with school drop-outs is because of television. Everything now is televised, even "real-life" (so to speak). Are we so numb that we don't have our own lives to live and need to watch other people's lives ?
    The parents are the only responsible people for school rop-outs or their young's behavior. The parents should not tolerate the kids to watch reality TV or PartyPoker or whatever they don't see fit for their child. But unfortunately, many parents these days just say to their kid "go watch TV' (i.e. "leave me alone") without any king of supervision...

    So don't blame poker for school dropouts...

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    Oh and Bravo Jonathan !

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    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    With the worst rates of school dropout among young boys in North America, he's the perfect role model for this generation of young morons. Don't go to school, don't waste your time trying to learn something useful for our society: Play poker it's all you need young folks!!!!!

    Can we really be proud of that?
    Come on Protagoras! I don't think it's fair to compare a high school drop-out with a guy who was studying finance at university and decided to suspend his studies to try playing poker full-time.
    Some of the best poker players have university education, studied in finances, mathematics, actuary, ingeneering,etc.

    Duhamel went on tv last sunday ( on Tout le monde en parle) and did mention that he doesn't recommend to kids to abandon school for a poker career.
    You cannot conclude that someone who suspended his education to become a world-class poker player to be automatically a bad influence and will influence youngsters to abandon school.
    If so, you would have to include Céline Dion, who never finisher her high school, hockey players like Patrick Roy,Wayne Gretzky,etc.

    There are many complex reasons why youngsters quit school. The family cell not as solid and stable as before, the education ministers changing drastically the education programs, overcrowding in the classrooms,etc.
    Also, for a young man, looking for encouragement and motivation, having someone like you Protagoras, putting everyone in the same bag and calling them " ... this generation of morons..." really doesn't help...

    And yes, I think we can be proud of our poker champ!
    Last edited by pokerpro; 11-09-2010 at 10:07 PM.

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