durrrr Challenge: Dwan Reaches $1 Million

Tom Dwan

Tom Dwan added to his lead over Patrik Antonius in the first durrrr Challenge sessions of 2010 over the last two days.

Although it had been over a month since the durrrr Challenge was active, the pair managed to log 2,112 hands against each other.

If Dwan and Antonius continue to play roughly 2,000 hands a month it’s likely there will finally be a conclusion to the Challenge before the end of 2010.

The first session of the year actually occurred late Wednesday night with the pair putting in 1,230 hands.

Despite the large number of hands Antonius was only able to make back $6k, leaving him close to $900k short of even.

The more exciting session of the Challenge happened very early this morning, and although it was only 882 hands long, Dwan managed to walk away with $209k.

The session was action packed with both players taking hundred thousand dollar swings.

At 1:31 a.m. ET Antonius won the second largest pot of the night worth $192,800. Just one minute later at 1:32 a.m. ET Dwan took down an almost identical pot on another table, his worth $192,830.

By the time the guys called it quits, Dwan's $209k profit pushed his total lead in the challenge to $1,077,932. Although there are still over 18,000 hands left to be played, Antonius is going to need to catch a heater before long to put himself back in the running.

durrrr Challenge by the numbers:

  • 260,476,997: Total amount wagered
  • 1,077,932: Amount durrrr is ahead
  • 1,000,000: Net worth needed to own fancy Dijon Ketchups
  • 192,830: Biggest pot of the session
  • 31,912: Hands played overall
  • 7,212: Amount of rake made by Full Tilt from the Challenge
  • 101: Hours played in the challenge
  • 99: Problems Jay-Z claims to have
  • 63: Percentage of challenge completed

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


Just one of Dwan's many outs came through.



In Antonius's defence, he was hoping for a heart...



Dwan was in a world of hurt right from the flop.

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