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Tom Dwan

Swings are part of poker; if you play high stakes for a living, your swings will be a lot larger than that of a normal person.

In the case of Tom Dwan, his swing this year has almost reached the point of being legendary. Starting the year in a serious slump, it took almost no time for Dwan to get stuck for $3 million in online cash games

At that point, most of the hate-durrrrs were crying "Busto!" and "just another flash in the pan!"

After a short winning streak, it looked as if Dwan would pull out of his nose dive, only to plummet deeper. At his lowest point, and just 5 months into the year, Dwan had almost reached $4 million in losses.

Partially thanks to his latest session, all of that has turned around.

The last day of June saw Dwan sitting against two of the most feared online poker players in the world:

  • Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies at $500/$1,000 PLO
  • Phil Ivey at $500/$1,000 HA (Half Omaha, half Hold'em)

After some sick calls, and sicker-sized pots, Dwan came out of the PLO session up $700,000. The amounts of the session's top five pots alone add up to over $2 million wagered.

Ivey fared better than Sahamies, only losing $90k to Dwan at the mixed game.

With his latest win in tow, Dwan is now showing an overall profit of over $1.5 million for the year, with no signs of slowing down.

Here are the three largest pots of the session:

The largest pot of the session.

Dwan's fold button broke.

Gigantic river check-raise.


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