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Poker champ’s ex-girlfriend pleads guilty to his beating-robbery

Canadian Jonathan Duhamel (wearing hat) celebrates with friends after winning the 2010 World Series of Poker Final Table. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

LONGUEUIL, Que. – The ex-girlfriend of poker champion Jonathan Duhamel has pleaded guilty to three criminal charges in connection with his beating and robbery.

Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, who dated the Montreal-area poker player, entered the pleas today in a courtroom south of the city.

She pleaded guilty to kidnapping, break and enter, and conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.

She will remain detained until a sentencing hearing on Dec. 19.

The woman is one of five people charged in last December’s attack. Duhamel was beaten and robbed, not only of more than $100,000 stored in a safe but also of a number of prized personal possessions.

Duhamel had won almost US$9 million in the 2010 World Series of Poker. The beating and robbery occurred a year later, in December 2011.

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