Tom Dwan Just Misses Out on Winning His First World Series of Poker BraceletPublished on June 7th, 2010 6:20 am EST
Many in the poker world are breathing a sigh of relief tonight after Tom "durrrr" Dwan came up just short in his attempt to win his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
If "durrrr" had taken down Event #11 ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em) of the 2010 World Series of Poker, then he would have reportedly made millions of dollars from his bracelet prop bets, in addition to the $614,248 first place prize.
Instead, Dwan came up just short, finishing in second place for $381,885.
Simon Watt, the eventual winner of the event, entered heads up play with a 8.4 million to 3.16 million chip lead over Dwan. "durrrr", despite being one of the very best heads up players in the world, was never really able to get anything going against Watt. Whenever "durrrr" would seemingly gain some momentum in heads up play, Watt would quickly turn him back.
In the final hand of the event, "durrrr" shoved the last of his chips (about 1.6 million) pre-flop holding Qd-6c. Watt, who was holding pocket nines, made the quick call (he had about 10 million in chips at the time).
The board ran out 8c-Ac-As-Ad-Kh, giving Watt a full house and the victory. Dwan had missed out on a golden opportunity to claim his first WSOP bracelet (and the millions of dollars in prop bet earnings that would have accompanied it), and left the tournament area dejected and disappointed.
It will be interesting to see if Dwan can make another deep run this year after this demoralizing second place finish.
Despite rarely participating in "live" tournaments, Dwan now has roughly $1.5 million in total lifetime tournament cashes. Dwan's cash tonight was the largest of his career.
Congratulations go out to Simon Watt for winning his very first World Series of Poker bracelet. Watt not only won a WSOP bracelet, but he also did so by defeating one of the very best poker players in the world in heads up play.
For Tom Dwan, the quest for his first World Series of Poker bracelet continues on Monday.
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