Breaking: Tom “durrrr” Dwan Dropped as Full Tilt Poker Professional

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan and Full Tilt Poker have parted ways.

PokerListings.com has confirmed that high-stakes poker pro Tom “Durrrr” Dwan is no longer one of the sponsored Full Tilt Poker “Professionals”.

Dwan's removal from the FTP Professionals web page sparked interest on poker forum 2+2 today and PokerListings.com contacted Full Tilt Poker for an official statement.

“Full Tilt Poker and Tom Dwan have agreed to part ways following the recent expiration of Dwan’s contract,” said a Full Tilt Poker spokesperson.

“To have one of the most respected names in poker on our team has been a great pleasure. We will continue to watch Tom at the tables and wish him every success in the future.”

Dwan has been shying away from online poker on Full Tilt, opting instead to play live cash games in Macau. He's also been conspicuosly absent from the FTP promotions that Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom, the other two FTP Professionals, have been part of since the site's relaunch.

Dwan was also missing at the much-hyped Full Tilt Poker Galway festival and turned up four hours late for a promotional heads-up battle between The Professionals and Team PokerStars Pro at EPT London.

Dwan has also failed to continue with the durrrr Challenge against Dan "Jungleman12" Cates despite reportedly incurring financial penalties for not playing.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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H 2014-01-08 19:34:05

Clearly he is raking it in in Macau and knows the rest of the poker world will be there when he is done with it. I don't know about respect, but 'Durrr 'was, and is, cool...which cannot be said of many of the respected poker pros. Cant believe everyone is whining about this, what do you care if he doesn't play jungleman or shows up late for a tournament. What a bunch of b*****s

Hank 2013-12-17 08:09:33

Not sure "one of the most respected names in poker" applies anymore. If it ever did. One of the most interesting names, maybe. Or one of the most exciting. But I'm not sure Dwan ever reached a universal level of respect from the old school pros who made this industry what it is. Sad as it sounds Murray might be right. Meanwhile Phil continues to win tournaments time after time. Chalk one up for the old guys.

Murray 2013-12-17 07:08:38

Hellmuth was right about this kid.

Isildur1 2013-12-16 21:03:34

confirmed busto

acesacesaces 2013-12-16 20:23:46

Very interesting, wonder which side pulled the plug on their relationship?

Max 2013-12-16 19:54:42

that's doesn't sound like good news for jungleman