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Phil Ivey Puts Down Dwan
Phil Ivey, who has been almost non-existent online in 2010, sat for 351 hands of $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha yesterday, crushing Tom “durrrr” Dawn in the process.
Ivey, the second biggest winner in online high stakes last year, has only played 5,338 hands of online poker since January 1. But despite the lack of hands, he came back last night for a quick session against Dwan; 2010's current profit leader.
Dwan, who already has 134,715 hands under his belt this year, went into the session up over $135k on the weekend and around $4 million in 2010. But rather than add to his profits, he could only watch as Ivey did what Ivey does best: Win.
The first $500/$1,000 PLO session between the two lasted for just 30 minutes and 75 hands, but Ivey managed to leave up a tidy $213,506.
When he came back four hours later, the two played another session at the same stakes, this time sticking around for 276 hands over two hours and twenty minutes.
Ivey left up another $75k before logging off for the night and booking a $288,593 profit. He's now up $734,000 on the year.
Dwan, now stuck after back-to-back losses to Ivey, went on to play Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton heads-up at $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em for 2,653 hands.
And by the end, he had built a $296k profit, more than making up for his losses to Ivey.
He then returned to Full Tilt's tables this morning and, at press time, was up over $282k in a $100/$200 NLHE session with both Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin and Observer84.
As it stands, Dwan is up $456,638 on the weekend, putting him up over $4 million on the year.
Below are three of the largest pots from Dwan's various sessions over the past 24 hours. For more action, head to MarketPulse.