Tom Dwan Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by "T".
It sure took a while before news popped up again concerning Tom "durrrr" Dwan, but luckily on November 2, PokerTube's Pete Manzinelli has updated the poker community via a Youtube video.
While Manz was broadcasting the poker action at King of the Hill III in Pittsburgh last month, he had the opportunity to speak with Brandon Adams regarding Tom Dwan, his favorite subject.
After Adams confirmed that Dwan is not being held against his will somewhere in China, he divulged that Dwan is actually engaged and is moving to Las Vegas. There was also a topic of possible "Tom babies" in the near future.
Whether this is some sort of practical joke, this most recent Youtube video of Doug "WCGRider" Polk slamming a US$5 million heads-up challenge on Tom "durrrr" Dwan's face looks like it's going to be a very interesting spectacle, should it happen.
On Wednesday last week, high-stakes poker pro Sam Trickett has organized his first ever invite-only high-stakes online pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game at the site where he is currently signed up as brand ambassador, PartyPoker.
At the all-new Poker After Dark, poker fans anticipated the comeback of Tom "durrrr" Dwan, and they were not disappointed as Dwan's poker prowess has once again manifested, allowing him to win a $700,000 pot against Antonio Esfandiari during the first day of the 3-day show.
The all-new Poker After Dark show started on Monday August 14th and it seems like poker legend Tom "durrrr" Dwan is already on fire, as he has created some excitement already after winning a $700,000 pot against Antonio Esfandiari on the first day of play.
On Wednesday night, Dan "jungleman12" Cates made a surprising announcement while he was on Doug Polk's podcast regarding his tribulation that started back in 2010 with fellow pro poker player Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
Tom Dwan, best known as "durrrr" at Full Tilt's high-stakes tables before Black Friday, made a rare appearance in a live poker tournament last weekend when he entered the HK$500,000 (approx. US $64,000) Super High Roller of the 2017 Macau Billionaire Poker (MBP) Spring Challenge.
Douglas "WCGRider" Polk admitted in a video blog a week ago, March 8 Wednesday, that when he was just starting out in the world of pro poker, he idolized Tom Dwan, who was once considered by many as one of the most-feared online cash game players in the world.
However, these days, he said he is no longer a big fan.
In the video blog, the 28-year-old Polk said that Dwan, who goes by the online nickname “durrrr”, might have an enormous outstanding debt to one of the world’s most successful sports bettors.
The most expensive tournament in World Poker Tour history will be played at the WPT National Philippines in January 2016. The tournament will have a buy-in of $200,000 and, according to WPT.com, some of the biggest names in poker have already confirmed that they will be taking part.
In 2009, Tom "durrrr" Dwan was at the top of his career playing high-stakes heads-up cash games online. The fact is that he was so confident in his game that he offered anyone 3-1 odds on $500k who could beat him in heads up after 50,000 hands. He posted the below message on a poker forum.
Poker King Club, the home of some of the world's biggest cash games, was relocated from StarWorld Casino to The Venetian Macau in September last year. Due to refurbishment works being carried out since the re-location, the poker club used a temporary space until the official re-opening last Friday.
As you probably already know there will be no $1,000,000 tourney (Big One for One Drop) at this summer's World Series of Poker, however, there will be a $500,000 buy-in event called Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) in the beginning of July - just days before the 2015 WSOP Main Event begins.
In 2009, Tom "durrrr" Dwan was at the height of his career and announced the durrrr challenge on an online poker forum to get some action: "I'm making this heads-up challenge to the world. Anyone can accept. Four tables, minimum of $200/$400, and I'll put up $1.5 million to their $500,000. We play 50,000 hands minimum and if they end up a dollar after rake they keep the side money or whatever. So basically, if you and I played and you won a dollar, you would get my $1.5 million and if I won a dollar I would win your $500,000. So I'm giving a million dollars free if anyone thinks they can do it."
Just about three years ago, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates agreed to play 50,000 hands as a part of a heads-up challenge at Full Tilt Poker. The rules were that Dwan would get $500,000 from Cates if he won the challenge, and Cates would get $1,500,000 from Dwan if he won. Now, as you probably already know, the two pros have only played about 19,000 hands and it seems like a lifetime ago when they played last.
Now the good news... according to a forum post by Daniel Cates, the challenge is set to resume in August. Cates wrote that he and Dwan have agreed to play a minimum of 4,000 hands in August and a minimum of 8,000 hands the followings months until the challenge is completed.
Cates is currently holding the lead with a $1,251,059 profit after 19,335 played hands. Besides that, he's been running very good at Full Tilt Poker as of late, so you can't blame him for wanting to complete the challenge and, most probably, get $1.5 million from Tom Dwan.
It has been an action-packed, thrilling and simply amazing weekend at Full Tilt Poker's nosebleed tables, and, as many times before, we can thank Viktor "Isildur1" Blom for that! Blom had won $700k in the early hours of Saturday when he and Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene played some heads up at the $500/$1000 CAP PLO tables! The two pros were later joined by Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
In case you missed our news stories on the Full Tilt vs PokerStars challenge last week - we recommend that you check them out before continuing. Now, the match between Full Tilt Poker's The Professionals and Team PokerStars Pro took place yesterday at EPT London. In the first match Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (Full Tilt Poker) was up against Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier from Team PokerStars Pro...
Team PokerStars Pro and Full Tilt Poker's The Professionals will battle it out on Sunday during EPT London. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Gus Hansen and Tom "durrrr" Dwan (Full Tilt) will face Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu and Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton in three heads-up challenge matches, featuring 15 minute blind levels and with starting stacks set at 3,000.
The winning team will be the one that wins 2 out of 3 matches. However, there is more than pride at stake, as match winners will get $50,000 from their opponent and each member of the winning team will collect $10,000 in tournament buy-in from the rival poker room.
The games kick off on Sunday, March 10th at 10:00 ET, 13:00 ET and 16:00 ET and will be played online at Full Tilt Poker. This means that everyone with a Full Tilt account can watch all the exciting matches!
• Isildur1 vs Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Sunday March 10th at 10:00 ET • durrrr vs Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton, Sunday March 10th at 13:00 ET • Gus Hansen vs Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu, Sunday March 10th at 16:00 ET
You can bet on the matches!
You can earn up to $100 in cash and receive entry to three exclusive $10,000 freerolls. All you have to do is to make a real money deposit or transfer of at least $10 between Friday, March 1st at 10:00 ET and Saturday, March 9th at 23:59. You will then receive three special tickets (listed under tournament tickets) that you can pick a winner with in each match. Visit Full Filt Poker's website for further info!
It seems like there will be a challenge between Team PokerStars Pro and Full Tilt Poker's The Professionals at the the 2013 EPT London (March 5-16). It started last week with Gus Hansen sending a Tweet to Daniel Negreanu reminding him of a classic hand they played on High Stakes Poker in 2006.
Tom "durrrr" Dwan was by far the biggest winner online last week. In total, The American poker pro won $1,945,320 last week and the most of the winnings came from playing Pot Limit Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw at Full Tilt Poker.
Now all the 64 players who will take part in the 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship (invitation only - $20k buy-in) have been announced. The field will leave no one disappointed as it includes most of the top players in the poker world. Just to mention a few: Tom Dwan, Dan "Jungleman" Cates, Doyle Brunson, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey.
On Tuesday, the first 32 players that will take part in NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship were presented. Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Doyle Brunson, 2012 Main Event winner Greg Merson, Erik Seidel, and Barry Greenstein (left to right) are just 6 of the big names that will take part.
It's high time to compile last year's biggest winners and losers on Full Tilt and PokerStars. According to highstakesdb, Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky won an incredible $3,595,666 - about a million dollars more than the Finnish poker pro Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen in second place.
On Monday, Full Tilt Poker announced another two names that have joined Gus Hansen as members of the new team of ambassadors known collectively as "The Professionals". The two players are Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and the press release says that the they will "reignite a fierce competition at the highest stakes tables on the Full Tilt Poker site."
Besides the ongoing (and very exciting) WSOP Europe Main Event in Cannes, the $50,000+$1k buy-in Majestic Super High Roller with re-buys started yesterday and saw 43 entries throughout the day. The field included notables such as Tom Dwan, Sam Trickett and Daniel Negreanu, who signed up for the tournament as soon as he had been knocked out of the Main Event.
73 players particiapated in the Macau High Stakes Challenge last Friday. The field included many of the world's best poker players, including Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Erik Seidel and John Juanda. Another famous poker pro who paid the $260,000 entry fee was the American high stakes phenomenon Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
The mysterious high-stakes player "patpatman" has been running extremely good on PokerStars nosebleed tables lately. In total, he has won $350k in the past two weeks (about 11,300 hands) and is already up over $1,1 million this year.
So who is this tallented player? There are many suggestions circulating on the web on who "patpatman" is. However, it seems like most people think that it is Tom "durrrr" Dwan because the account is registered in Macau, China, where Tom Dwan goes regularly and participates in huge cash games. Besides that, "patpatman" likes to play deep at the highest tables and seems to master both NLHE and PLO. Also, he has been making some comments in the chat about current games in Macau.
There are some insane cash games going on in Macau in China at the moment, with some of the best players in the world! According to a poker news site that follows the action in Macau on daily basis, Tom "durrrr" Dwan took home a pot of almost $4 million dollars during the ongoing Macau Big Game.
According to The Asian Poker Tour (APT) and Resorts World Manila, the most expensive tournament ever held in ASIA - the Manila Millions - will be streamed on Ustream today with a 15-minute delay to ensure the integrity of the game.
A total of 26 players have paid the HKD $1 million (USD $128k) buy-in. The field includes poker stars such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, John Juanda and Joe Hachem, so expect it to be a very exciting day of poker.
According to Asian Poker Tour and Resorts World, the largest buy-in tournament ever held in Asia will be played at Resorts World Manila's Genting Club on April 20 - one day before the APT Philippines Main Event begins.
The buy-in for the Super High Roller will be HKD$1,000,000 (USD$129,000) and big names such as Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan have already confirmed their participation. The organizers are expecting a field of around 25-30 players to take part in the tournament.
In February PokerStars announced that the Macau Millions Series has been postponed indefinitely, so the Super High Roller tournament in the Philippines might be a good alternative for many Macau high-stakes regulars.
It has been a very long time since Tom "durrrr" Dwan gave an interview. But at Aussie Millions, which is being played at the Crown Casino right now, he talked about, for example, Black Friday, the cash games in Macau and his plans for 2012.
The 7th edition of Aussie Millions' $100,000 Challenge event is now over. The tournament saw a field of 22 brave players who were willing to put $100k from their own bankroll at risk. The field included notable pros such as Tom "durrr" Dwan, Tony G, Jason Mercier, Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Erik Seidel, Joe Hachem, and Daniel Negreanu.
After two days of play, 2 of these players had secured a piece of the prize pool, Tony G (4th - $242k) and Joe Hachem (3rd - $330,000). The final battle was between Dan "King Dan" Smith and Mikhail Smirnov. "King Dan", a well-known high stakes grinder online, ended up winning the tournament and received a first prize of $1,012,000. The second place finish gave Smirnov $616,000.
After a few weeks of silence, the Danish poker pro Gus Hansen once again updated his blog with some pretty interesting news. Hansen writes, for example, that he has arrived in Hong Kong and that he and a Danish friend will go to Macau and check whether or not the rumored high stakes games are as crazy as some people claim they are.
In Macau, Hansen hopes to meet some of his old buddies from Full Tilt Poker - Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey etc. But he still isn't sure if he will take part in the games were some players bring millions of dollars.
Apparently APPT Macau didn't only attract big names to come and play poker tournaments, but also some high stakes players who were up for playing cash games. According to what "MacauPro" writes in a big poker forum, Johnny Chan, the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, won about 11 million Hong King Dollars (US$1.4 million) in different cash games, and players like Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey (took part in the main event as well), Guy Laliberte and Tom Dwan were involved in some big games as well. However, "MacauPro" doesn't seem to know how much they have won or lost. As for Tom Dwan, Poker Portal Asia wrote that Dwan was in Macau but that he had to go back to the US for a few days because he lost his passport.
According to many poker experts, Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey are two of the best cash game players in history. There are plenty of clips on youtube and other video sites where one can see Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey showing their skills at the poker tables.
However it's not very common that they face each other in huge pots, and especially not when neither of them have anything and decide to bluff. Below is a video with two of their best bluffs against each other. Enjoy!
Lots of interesting rumors are circulating on the web right now. However, one of the most interesting ones is that Daniel "jungleman12" Cates has outstanding six million dollars stuck on his Full Tilt Poker account, and that he sold all of it to Tom "durrrr" Dwan after Black Friday. Danny "d2themfi" Isaacson was the one who reveled the information last Friday on one of the biggest poker forums online.
"When we had dinner with Daniel 'jungleman12' Cates and Haseeb 'INTERNETPOKERS' Qureshi in Austin in late April right after Black Friday, Cates said that he had sold his Full Tilt Poker account balance (I believe for 85% but i can't remember). We then asked him if he sold it to Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, and his response was (paraphrasing) 'Someone like that', and we left it at that." Isaacson tells.
The final table of the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is played at the moment. A few moments ago, Tom Dwan was eliminated in 5th place for $134,480. The 4 remaining players are Fabrice Souller, from USA, with 2,775,000 chips, Andrey Zelchenko, from Russia, with 2,650,000 chips, Shawn Buchanan, from Canada, with 1,300,000 and Daniel Ospina, from USA, with 590,000.
The winner will take home $609,130. We will return with an update as soon as the tournament has come to an end.
After the game between Patrik Antonius and Brandon Adams had finished (6-0, 6-1), David "differ" Peat went up to Adams and asked him to give a line on - how many balls Tom Dwan could return on Antinous serves (out of 20). Brandon thought something like 7 over/under was a good line. Everyone started laughing and "differ" said "Have you ever seen Tom playing tennis?!".
Differ added "It's like 4, and I would like to take the under 7 if so." Brandon got up from the bench, grabbed a racket and started serving. Tom Dwan only managed to return 3 out of 20 serves from Brandon Adams.
In case you haven't noticed, or have been sleeping under a rock, the 2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker is running at Rio in Las Vegas at the moment. So far 8 events have finished and 3 events are being played at the moment (Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em, Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed, and Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship).
Not less than 58 players paid €25,000 and entered the high roller event of EPT Madrid. Day 1 of the tournament has already been played and Day 2 is being played at the moment. In the remaining field of players (29 at the moment) are some of the biggest names in the poker world - just have a look at the list of players below. Day 1 chip leader was Viktor "Isildur1" Blom from Sweden, but right now he's in 4th place and instead ElkY leads the field.
There hasn't been much news from the huge games in Macau lately. However, according to what the Finnish player Joni "Jouhki" Jouhkimainen's blog, Tom Dwan recently took down a pot worth HKD 89 million ($11 million).
Jouhkimainen writes that Dwan and a few other players were playing with $20,000/$40,000 blinds. In the huge pot, Dwan and two other players went all-in proflop. Dwan had A[c]K[d], the other 2 players J[d]J[h] and 10[s]10[c]. Dwan hit an ace and took down the enormous pot.
Finally it's official which 62 players that will take part in the prestige filled tournament National Heads-up Championship, which will be played 3-6 March this year. Some of the biggest names that will take part are Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates, Sorel Mizzi and Gus Hansen.
Not less than 12 WSOP Main Event champs will take part this time along with Annie Duke, who won the tournament last year, and another 7 women. Personally, I can only come up with one name that I will miss in this tournament - Viktor "Isildur1" Blom. Well, take a deep breath before you check out the list of participants below.
The second heat of the Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational is over. The 2 players who made it through the day were Patrik Antonius and James Bord and they will join David Oppenheim and Barny Boatman on the final table in a few days.
The third heat will start in a couple of hours and it will include the following players; Erick Lindgren, Howard Lederer, Tom Dwan, John Juanda, Andy Bloch, Eli Elezra, Van Marcus and Erik Cajelas. It will be very interesting to see which 2 players will make it to the final table. All 6 finalist are guaranteed at least 30k AUD each, the winner will get 250k AUD and the runner up 150k AUD.
2 weeks have now passed on the new year and it looks like it might might be a very good year when it comes to high stakes games online - even though so many big names in the poker world have been busy playing different live tournaments such as PCA etc.
Someone that has been running extremely good so far is Di "Urindanger" Dang. He has been playing lots of hands and it seems like he's waiting for new opponents 24/7 at Full Tilt Poker. Dang has won almost $1.1 million dollars so far and it seems like the poker gods are siding with him in many of the bigger pots. Well, he's a great player and it's not only about luck!
Another session, as a part of the durrrr challenge, between Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates was played the other day at Full Tilt. The session (15) lasted for about 6 hours and they manage to play 2900 hands, which means that more than 17,000 of 50,000 hands have been played.
Anyhow, it was Daniel Cates, the biggest winner online last year, who dominated this session and took $318,000 from Tom Dwan. This means that Daniel Cates increased his lead to $819,213.
After summarizing 2010's high stakes games online, we have completed a list over 2010's most successful poker players at Full Tilt Poker. It really ended up being the year of the "newcomers" - Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates grabbed the first place with over $5.5 million won and Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen ended up in second place with almost $3,8 million.
As it goes for Brian Townsend, who was a big winner 2009, he ended up losing the most 2010. Townsend was losing almost every single month and for a long time "the battle" for the not-so-glamorous first place on 2010's biggest loser list was between him and the Finnish poker star Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies. However, Townsend ended up losing $4 million dollars and Ziigmund about $2 millions.
Last week the poker gods were really good to Tom "durrrr" Dwan at Full Tilt's highest tables. Well, he played lots of hands against many different opponents almost every single day - a strategy that paid off quite well as he ended up the biggest winner and almost $600k richer.
Durrrr will for sure be one 2010's biggest winners if nothing goes very wrong in the coming weeks. His biggest threat for the first place will probably be the man he's playing the durrrr challenge against, Daniel "jungleman12" Cates.
The challenge between Tom "durrr" Dwan and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates is moving forward slowly lately. However, they managed to play abut 1500 hands the other day and now they have played more than 11,000 hands. Durrrr was down about $800,000 against junglemen when the 1500 hand session started.
Finally the poker gods were on durrrr's side and he ended up winning $180,000 from jungleman12. In other words, durrrr is "only" down about $720k. Let's hope for some more action this week!
Tom "durrrr" Dwan ended up losing over a million dollars last week. This week, however, has started in the best possible way as he won $357,000 last night from playing $300/$600 Pot Limit Omaha against different high rollers.
Unfortunately there is not much going on when it comes to the challenge against jungleman12. Jungleman12 asked durrrr if he wanted to play some hands yesterday, but durrrr "turned him down" and chose to play PLO instead.
Tom "durrrr" Dwan is definitely one of the world's best headsup omaha players, but sometimes there are opponents that just gets the better of him. Last year at the same time of the year, it was the phenom "Isildur1" who beat him for several million dollars over a short period of time, and now the young American may have found a new nemesis. Read more » High Stakes: Durrrr loses BIG