durrrr Challenge 2: Cates Crushes Dwan

Daniel Cates
Dan "jungleman12" Cates

The frequency of the durrrr Challenge 2 is always changing but the results certainly aren’t.

Last night Dan “jungleman12” Cates added to his significant lead over Tom Dwan by smashing the Team Full Tilt Pro for $270k in 780 hands.

The Maryland-native now has a staggering $1.2 million lead over Dwan.

Dwan and Cates played their usual four tables of $200/$400 No-Limit Hold’em but the result was never seriously in question.

Cates jumped out to an early $200k lead after 411 hands and never looked back.

Jungleman12 did seem to be running significantly hotter than Dwan and even admitted afterwards that he got lucky several times in the session.

The biggest hand of the session was a $127k monster where both players got all their money in the middle after a 7-6-5 flop. Cates held top-pair and a straight draw against Dwan’s two-pair.

They ran it twice and Cates counterfeited Dwan once and then hit his straight to scoop the massive pot.

Apparently Dwan was playing from the air as he eventually quit the session because of sketchy Internet and “turbulence.”

Cates has now won the last three challenges and starting to look nearly invincible against durrrr.

According to the rules of the challenge, durrrr will have to pay Cates $1.5 million if he’s behind by even $1 at the completion of 50,000 hands.

They have yet to pass the halfway point but if the challenge were to end today, Cates would take a total of $2.7 million from Dwan.

When the session ended last night neither player indicated when the online poker challenge would resume.

For information about the high stakes action from last night be sure to check our online stats section.

durrrr Challenge 2 by the numbers:

  • 120,012,684: Total amount wagered
  • 7,000,000: Cost of Alaska in 1867
  • 1,211,530: Amount jungleman12 is ahead
  • 31,764: Hands left to be played
  • 32: Hours played
  • 18: Sessions recorded
  • 17: Days since the last session was recorded
  • 1: Times durrrr has quit due to “turbulence.”
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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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