Tom Dwan Becomes First Player To Top $1 Million Dollar Mark on Full Tilt More Than OncePublished on December 9th, 2008 10:53 am EST
Earlier this week, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond accumulated a stack of over $1 million dollars on "GusHeaven", one of the $500/$1000 No Limit Hold'em tables on Full Tilt Poker. Galfond joined Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies as the only players to have ever accomplished this task.
Not to be outdone, "durrrr" became the only player to ever top the $1 million dollar mark more than once after running up a huge stack on "Ivey Mix" late last night / early this morning.
"durrrr" accomplished this task while sitting at a table with some of the best players in the world, including David Benyamine and Phil Ivey.
When all was said and done, "durrrr" managed to accumulate a stack of over $1.3 million dollars on the "Ivey Mix" table, before losing some of it back.
Dwan is off to an unbelievable start this month, and is likely up around $2 million dollars on Full Tilt over the first nine days of December.
There were a number of remarkable hands during the session. Here are two that caught my eye - the one that moved "durrrr" over the $1 million dollar mark, and an amazing hand vs David Benyamine and Phil Galfond.
1. Dwan vs Benyamine vs Galfond. Before the hand, "durrrr" has around $550k, Galfond has $99k and Benyamine has around $200k. Galfond is in the SB, Benyamine is in the BB and Dwan has the button.
Everyone folds to Dwan, who raises to $3,500 from the button. Galfond raises to $11,500 from the SB, Benyamine calls, Dwan re-raises to $46,000, Galfond and Benyamine both call.
The flop comes 8-J-3 rainbow. Galfond pushes his remaining stack, Benyamine pushes as well, and "durrrr" calls.
Benyamine shows J-K-A-9 double-suited for top pair and a backdoor flush draw.
Galfond shows J-8-10-Q for top two pair and a gutshot straight draw.
Dwan shows K-K-5-5 for an overpair.
The turn brought the 5 of clubs, giving Dwan a set. Benyamine was now drawing dead, while Galfond would need a Jack, Eight or Nine to win the pot.
The river brought ANOTHER five (the five of spades), giving Dwan Quad fives. Dwan took down the $504k pot, and both Galfond and Benyamine likely shook their heads in disbelief.
2. "durrrr" vs "world1969". "world1969" raised pre-flop to $3,500. Phil Ivey called. Dwan raised to $15,500 from the button, and both Ivey and "world1969" called.
The flop came 5-Q-4 with two hearts. "world1969" led out with a bet of $48,000. Ivey folded, Dwan pushed and "world1969" called.
"durrrr" showed K-9-A-Q with two hearts, while "world1969" showed Q-10-7-8 with two hearts as well. "durrrr" was ahead in the hand, as he had the better kicker on his pair of Queens and the higher flush draw. "world1969" had a gutshot straight draw as well.
The turn was the 2 of clubs, helping neither player.
The river was the Jack of hearts, giving Dwan the better flush and the $411k pot. With this pot, Dwan moved over the $1 million dollar mark on "Ivey Mix", becoming the first player to ever accomplish this twice in his career.
The high-stakes games on Full Tilt have been great as of late - let's hope that this continues.
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