2015 "durrrr" Challenge Updates
"durrrr" Challenge 2:
Tom "durrrr" Dwan vs Daniel "jungleman12" Cates
Leader: Daniel "jungleman12" Cates
Up by: $1,251,059.00
Total Hands Played: 19,335
Total Hands Remaining: 30,665
Challenge Started: August 2010
"durrrr" Challenge 1:
Tom "durrrr" Dwan vs Patrik Antonius
Leader: Tom "durrrr" Dwan
Up by: $2,059,719.50
Total Hands Played: 39,436
Total Hands Remaining: 10,564
Challenge Started: February 2009
The Challenge: in January of 2009, Tom "durrrr" Dwan issued his "challenge" to the poker world (well, the poker world minus Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond).
The purpose of Dwan's challenge? To generate some action by offering potential opponents an offer that they couldn't refuse. Many players were avoiding Tom "durrrr" Dwan, especially in heads up games, so "durrrr" had to sweeten the pot.
The Terms: any opponent who chose to accept the "durrrr Challenge" had to agree to these terms:
-minimum of 4 tables played simultaneously
-minimum of 50,000 hands
-$200/$400 blinds minimum
-Dwan's opponent could choose the game (either No Limit Hold'em or Pot Limit Omaha)
-any player who drops below 75 BBs must reload
If Tom "durrrr" Dwan is up $1 or more after rake after the 50,000 hands have been completed, then Dwan's opponent will have to pay Dwan $500,000, in addition to anything that was won during the course of the challenge.
If Dwan's opponent is up $1 ore more after rake after the 50,000 hands have been completed, then Dwan will have to pay his opponent $1.5 million, in addition to anything that was won during the course of the challenge.
"durrrr" Challenge Notes:
-the first "durrrr" Challenge was apparently accepted by Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine and Phil Ivey
-the "durrrr" Challenge is open to anybody except for Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond
"durrrr" Challenge Player Profiles:
Tom "durrrr" Dwan
"...when you think of the top poker players in the world, who pops into your mind? Phil Ivey? Doyle Brunson? Patrik Antonius? If Tom Dwan doesn't immediately jump into your mind, then it should..."
"...Patrik Antonius took a different route however, deciding that he now had the bankroll to compete in some of the largest cash games in the world..."
Daniel "jungleman12" Cates
"...jungleman12 got his start by playing $5/$10 SNGs. Eventually Cates made the switch to $0.25/$0.50 NLHE, and found that he was especially strong in HU games. Within a year, jungleman12 had moved up to $10/$20 and was doing extremely well for himself..."
Last 5 "durrrr Challenge" News Stories:
Daniel Cates Blasts Tom Dwan and “durrrr” Challenge - PokerSites
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:10:21 GMT
Tom Dwan Continues to Avoid "Durrrr Challenge" - PokerUpdate
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:13:20 GMT
Dan Cates On Getting 'Scammed' Out Of $1.9 Million - CardPlayer.com
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:50:19 GMT
Tom 'durrrr' Dwan Out as Full Tilt Poker “Professional” - Poker News Daily
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:08:29 GMT
Tom Dwan No Longer With Full Tilt Poker - Poker News Report
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:17:25 GMT
Recent Twitter Updates from "durrrr" Challenge Players:
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Full Tilt Poker and Tom Dwan Part Ways
Full Tilt Poker Signs More Players, "durrrr Challenge" Set To Resume and More
"durrrr Challenge" About To Restart?