Ivey, durrrr play largest pot in TV history

Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey
Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey set a new record for the largest pot in TV history this week at Full Tilt Poker's Million Dollar Cash Game.

Full Tilt Poker's Million Dollar Cash Game wrapped up filming in London this week, in the process breaking the record for the largest pot in televised poker history.

The game featured some of the biggest names in poker including Phil Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Gus Hansen, Mike Matusow, Allen Cunningham, Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan.

Early highlights included Antonius flopping a set of kings to crack Dwan's pocket aces and drag a $500k pot.

However, the real action began after 20 hours on the felt when all the other players had walked away from the game leaving just Ivey, Antonius and Dwan to play three-handed.

With blinds at $1,000/$2,000 with a $200 ante and more than $2.2 million on the table between the three, Dwan raised.

Ivey re-raised from the small blind and after Antonius folded the big blind, Dwan made the call.

Ivey fired $40k into the Q 5 3 flop and Dwan flatted. However, when the 4 fell on the turn and Ivey bet again, Dwan raised it up to a whopping $240K.

Ivey tanked, but emerged shoving. Dwan insta-called with 6 7 for the nut straight and Ivey's A 2 for the smaller straight was drawing dead, leaving Dwan to collect the massive $1.1 million pot.

Dwan also won the previous largest pot in televised poker history during Season 5 of High Stakes Poker when he flopped top pair and a flush draw against Barry Greenstein's pocket aces and turned trips to collect an amazing $919,600.

Full Tilt Poker's Million Dollar Cash Game will air on Sky Sports in the UK in January 2010 featuring commentary from Full Tilt Poker pro Robert Williamson III.

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Harry Reth 2011-10-27 23:53:39

Is Tom Dwan still playing? Haven't heard a mention of him in many months.

RIVER CARD 2011-06-13 17:11:11

DURRR IS A GENIUS EVERYONE RUNS WELL AND RUNS BAD IF YOU ONLY KNEW HOW MUCH HE GETS SUCKED OUT ON DO YOU REALLY THINK THEY PUT EVERY HAND HE PLAYS ON TV I LOVE YOU HATERS WITH WEAK BANKROLLS GET YOUR MONEY UP DONKEYS AND CHALLENGE HIM IM SURE HE WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY BEFORE YOUR CHIPS GET TO THE TABLE

geomash 2009-11-14 16:45:00

Fart.

Also, the identical hand happened to Dwan in the (somewhat smaller) Aussie cash game - but in the opposite direction. Dwan had the wheel, David Benyamine had the 3-7 straight. Karma?

durr is a suck out donk 2009-10-12 14:06:00

Durrr is the biggest suck out in the world. But one of these days his lucky suck outs WILL come to an end.

I have no clue why some of you think he is so great. I've seen the guy suck out so many times from bad plays it makes me sick.

Must be nice to have more money than brains.

Oh yeah, I hope all of you durrr fans play the way he does.

not bad 2009-10-11 05:10:00

everyone saying that was a bad play from dwan for calling the 40k i think is forgetting that ivey is betting needing to hit the same card with his hand

Um Nobrainer 2009-10-06 21:16:00

This is nothing new ppl, except for the $ amount on T.V. Doyle even wrote about this play in Super/System. Drawing to the nut gutter-baller if you have a strong chance of winning your opponents whole *deep* stack. It's so hard for them to put you on that hand you're guaranteed to make many extra bets if you land it or improve to trips/2 pair. But you have to have that aggressive image to get paid off.

blah blah 2009-09-28 16:41:00

Herb: he actually rarely over-bet bluffs... his bluffs tend to be well-sized v-bets which is interesting.

bro: u are definitely a losing player, I cal tell

as for the writeup... horrible, we never get a figure of the pot-size until the end.. but you can tell at no point is Dwan calling worse than 2:1

Thomas hermans 2009-09-21 16:37:00

With how much did ivey raise on the turn?

Herb Tarlick 2009-09-21 16:33:00

He raises so much because that is also consistent with the way he bluffs. He over bet bluffs and he over bets w/ the nuts; making it difficult to determine which he is doing. That's why he gets paid off on so many huge pots.

Christopher Manning 2009-09-21 09:37:00

Kinda sucks I've seen this before the show. #1 I love Dwan and am glad to see him win this pot. #2 He does run good lol #3 Sucks he got AA cracked by KK like that but sounds like he made up for it #4 Williamson the 3rd? They couldn't get a better announcer than that? I'm assuming the other announcers are held by contractual obligations?

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