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durrrr Challenge: 79 Hands and $22k
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.