No one-hit wondurrrr: Dwan up to $5 million

Tom Dwan

It's official. Tom "durrrr" Dwan is good at poker. Earlier this week the online phenomenon finally busted through the $5 million mark in No-Limit Hold'em online.

As of Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET Dwan's yearly earnings, according to data collected by MarketPulse, totaled $5.37 million. It's looking more and more like Dwan will finish the year as the biggest Hold'em moneymaker, as both Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond ($2.7 million) and Phil Ivey ($2.5 million) are sufficiently behind.

It's been a remarkable year for the online star, who hails from New Jersey and who is starting to make his way onto the mainstream poker scene with appearances on TV shows like NBC National Heads-Up Poker Challenge, the U.K.'s Premier League III and the upcoming season of High Stakes Poker.

It's not like Dwan hasn't battled through some adversity this year. He had to suffer through several downswings, which saw him get stuck for several million. Dwan even had the dubious distinction of losing the biggest hand in online poker history when he slammed pocket kings into Di "Urindanger" Dang's pocket aces for a $723,941 pot.

Fortunately for Dwan he got almost all of it back from Dang on Dec. 6 when Dwan managed to flop a set of fours to win a $657,070 pot over at GusHeaven on Full Tilt Poker.

Dwan also won another giant hand for $492,466 versus Galfond, which helped solidify his grip on the top Hold'em Moneymaker leaderboard.

In the hand Dwan was lucky enough to have pocket aces versus Galfond's pair of ladies, and the Clay Aiken fan simply couldn't get away from the hand.

You can see how it all went down in the PokerListings hand replayer below:

Am I in RailHeaven now?

With less than a month left to go in the year it appears likely that Dwan will finish as the top Hold'em Moneymaker, but there's still time for Galfond or Ivey to make some moves.

Keep checking MarketPulse on over the month of December to see who comes out on top. Or, if you'd prefer, simply go to full tilt and rail the action yourself.

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