As the durrrr turns: Dwan spins up $620k

Tom Dwan
It's a Dwanderful world.

Eventually the high-stakes online poker community will come to grips with the fact Tom Dwan's bankroll always seems to come out ahead in the end.

Two of the game's most aggressive high-stakes rivals squared off in another $500/$1,000 RailHeaven session at Full Tilt Poker last night.

And while Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies has been racking up over $1 million in Hold'em profit over the last week while durrrr slowly rebuilds from his $1 million downswing, it was Dwan raking in the huge pots this time.

Dwan finished up roughly $620k yesterday, pretty much wiping out his $1 million loss and throwing Ziigmund into a reported -$900k downswing of his own.

A good portion of it came in this pot when a turn check by Ziig allowed durrrr to see a free card, fill his straight on the river and get paid off huge.

Hand history in the PL.com Hand Replayer here or text version below, as tracked by the PL.com MarketPulse software.

Game: 8419952352 TABLE: RailHeaven (six-max) $500/$1,000 - No-Limit Hold'em Thu. Oct. 9, 2008 - 7:04 p.m. (ET)

Table Setup

Seat 4 durrrr ($214,091)
Seat 5 Ziigmund ($200,000)
Seat 6 Genius28 ($132,597)
Ziigmund posts the small blind of $500
Genius28 posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4

Pre-Flop

durrrr raises to $3,000
Ziigmund raises to $10,000
Genius28 folds
durrrr calls $7,000

Flop: [8 3 9]

Ziigmund bets $21,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr calls $21,000

Turn: [8 3 9][K]

world1969 sits down
Ziigmund checks
world1969 adds $50,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr checks

River: [8 3 9 K][7]

Ziigmund bets $63,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $183,091, and is all-in
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund has requested TIME
world1969 is sitting out
Ziigmund calls $106,000, and is all-in
Uncalled bet of $14,091 returned to durrrr

Showdown

durrrr shows [J T] a straight, jack-high
Ziigmund mucks
durrrr wins the pot ($400,999) with a straight, jack-high
Ziigmund is sitting out

Summary

Total pot $401,000 | Rake $1
Board: [8 3 9 K 7]
Seat 4 durrrr (button) collected ($400,999)
Seat 5 Ziigmund (small blind) mucked
Seat 6 Genius28 (big blind) folded before the flop

Yesterday's win pushes Dwan's Hold'em profit for the year to date back up to $1.1 million and reestablishes him in the top three overall Hold'em moneymakers, along with Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and David Benyamine.

See the full top 100 online Hold'em winners and losers today, this week, this month and this year here.

Top 10 Online Hold'em Moneymakers so far in 2008:

Rank Player Poker Room Total
1. OMGClayAiken
Full Tilt $1,962,463
2. David Benyamine Full Tilt $1,690,477
3. durrrr Full Tilt $1,151,745
4. Hoss_TBF
Full Tilt $1,136,849
5. PrtectYaNeck
Full Tilt $1,000,589
6. jimmie23 Full Tilt $886,828
7. aejones Full Tilt $815,725
8. INTERNET POKERS
Full Tilt $811,491
9. Ziigmund Full Tilt
$742,264
10. present Full Tilt $726,527

Top 10 Online Hold'em Losses so far in 2008:

Rank Player Poker Room Total
1. patatino Full Tilt (-$1,494,920)
2. Patrik Antonius
Full Tilt (-$1,166,424)
3. Matt Hawrilenko
Full Tilt (-$745,849)
4. whitelime Full Tilt (-$640,730)
5. elmariachimacho Full Tilt (-$609,039)
6. Cole South
Full Tilt (-$511,419)
7. TonyBliar Full Tilt (-$498,622)
8. STAADY Full Tilt (-$459,681)
9. just_the_nuts Full Tilt (-$457,077)
10. OnTheRize Full Tilt

(-$427,605)

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