durrrr Challenge: 79 Hands and $22k

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius glamour shot #119.

The shortest session of the durrrr Challenge recorded so far went down this weekend with Tom “durrrr” Dwan extending his lead over Patrik Antonius by $22k.

Dwan spent Friday night, all of Saturday and a chunk of Sunday grinding both No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha on Full Tilt.

By the end of the weeked he had logged 4,411 hands, including the 79-hand Challenge session Saturday.

The Challenge session itself lasted just 16 minutes with the largest pot on four tables weighing in at $64k.

There was no public explanation given as to why the session ended so quickly, but when it did, Dwan had extended his lead to $1,414,551 with now 32,874 of 50,000 hands played.

Due to a $164,353 loss to CardRunners pro jungleman12 Saturday evening, Dwan's final weekend profit came in at just over $34k.

Meanwhile, coming off a string of large wins at the end of last week, Antonius took it easy over the weekend, only putting in 102 hands, including the Challenge session, losing $25k in the process.

Outside of the durrrr Challenge, Gus Hansen continued to prove he's no high-stakes fish earning an impressive $578k from 4,615 hands of $100/$200 Cap-PLO. This profit puts Hansen up over $1.88 million on the new year.

Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn, who has been destroying the games on Full Tilt since the beginning of 2010, added $105,418 to his roll this weekend, putting him up $1.87 million on the year, just behind Hansen.

Although Saturday's short 79-hand session didn't change the scape of the durrrr Challenge all that much, you can see the updated figures below.

durrrr Challenge by the numbers:

  • 1,760,000,000: Estimated cost of the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • 269,253,741: Total amount wagered
  • 1,414,551: Amount durrrr is ahead
  • 32,874: Hands played overall
  • 21,790: Amount made by Dwan in the last session
  • 16,063: Total number of Olympic medals awarded from 1896-2008
  • 7,425: Amount of rake made by Full Tilt from the Challenge
  • 2,629: Total number of competing athletes for the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • 104: Hours played in the challenge
  • 66: Percentage of challenge completed

Below are three of the largest pots from the weekend. You can see more hands by heading to MarketPulse.


Dwan gets straightened out.



He was playing for the 64, not the kings.



Hansen dodges outs from all angles.

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