Jonathan Duhamel opened to 1,200 from the cutoff and was called by the button and the big blind.
The flop came and the big blind checked, prompting a 2,250 c-bet from Duhamel. The button folded but the big came along.
The big blind checked again on the turn and Duhamel fired again - this time for 3,850. The big again called.
The river came the and the big blind check-called for a third time following Duhamel's 4,500 bet.
Duhamel's opponent's kicker played and he scooped the pot - knocking our defending champion down to his original 30,000.