Can "durrrr" Rebound Against Daniel "jungleman12" Cates?

Published on March 26th, 2011 6:12 pm EST

Tom Dwan looking sidewaysThe second "durrrr Challenge" is not going well for Tom "durrrr" Dwan, as he currently finds himself down roughly $1.2 million over 18,236 hands.

"durrrr" jumped out to a quick lead against Daniel "jungleman12" Cates in the second "durrrr Challenge", but things have been all downhill for Dwan ever since.

Dwan has been trying to battle his way out of the red after relinquishing his lead to Cates at around the 2,000 hand mark of the challenge. He has not been successful, and currently finds himself down $1,211,530.50 after the first 18,236 hands of the challenge.

Tom Dwan and "jungleman12" hooked up for a rare session earlier in this week. The result? Cates extended his lead by an additional $270k, giving himself his biggest lead of the challenge so far.

The stakes are obviously very high. If Cates ends up winning the second "durrrr Challenge", then he will receive an additional $1.5 million from Dwan, on top of anything that was won during the course of the challenge.

If Dwan can fight his way back and win, then he will receive $500,000 from Cates.


There is still plenty of time for Dwan to bounce back. After all, 50,000 hands must be played in order to finish the challenge, which means that "durrrr" and "jungleman12" still have another 31,000+ hands left to play.

At around the 22,000 hand mark of the first "durrrr challenge", Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius were almost dead even. Over the next 17,000 hands or so, Dwan opened up a massive $2.06 million lead.

If Dwan can win $2 million off of Patrik Antonius in 17,000 hands, then he can definitely catch Cates in the second "durrrr Challenge". However, if Cates' lead gets too big, then he will surely start to play more defensively in order to protect his lead, which will make things much harder for Dwan.



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