durrrr Challenge: Welcome to the Jungle!

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

After weeks of talk, the second edition of the durrrr Challenge officially kicked off last night.

Although the first durrrr Challenge, which saw Tom "durrrr" Dwan take on Patrik Antonius, is still stalled at 39,436 hands, that hasn't kept Dwan from starting a new challenge with upstart Dan "Jungleman12" Cates.

This rules will be similar this time around with Dwan offering 3-1 odds on $500,000 that he will be ahead after 50,000 hands of high stakes online poker.

For this challenge the game will be $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em and both players will be required to rebuy if they drop below 75 big blinds. In addition they agreed to run it twice for the duration of the challenge to reduce variance.

The first session between Dwan and Cates began around 11:30 p.m. last night and it certainly did not disappoint with 5,862 hands played.

Dwan cruised to an early lead of $130,000 in the first 1,651 hands but after a short break Cates came storming back and eventually finished up $518k on Dwan.

The biggest hand of the session saw Cates win a $192k pot against Dwan with pocket aces. Dwan called an all-in shove on a J-8-6-9-4 board and quickly mucked when he saw Cates' holdings.

Dwan and Cates finally called it quits in the wee hours of the morning. They didn't mention when the challenge would recommence but poker fans are already hopeful this challenge will take far less time than the one with Antonius.

Keep it locked on PokerListings' online poker stats section to stay on top of any new action in the durrrr Challenge 2.

durrrr Challenge 2 by the numbers:

  • 518,192: Amount Jungleman12 is ahead
  • 192,000: Biggest pot of the session (Jungleman12 won)
  • 125,449: Views on the twoplustwo.com durrrr Challenge II thread since yesterday
  • 44,138: Hands left to play
  • 5,862: Total hands played
  • 16: Number of dedicated durrrr Challenge tables on Full Tilt
  • 7: Highest place that Welcome to the Jungle reached on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1: Days played in the durrrr Challenge II

Hands of interest:


Aces are good for Jungleman12.


Tom Dwan wins slot-machine style.


Jungle fever!


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