Tom Dwan Up Nearly $1.4 Million in "durrrr" Challenge

Published on February 10th, 2010 9:08 am EST

-- King offering his thoughts about the Durrrr challenge - Finger up in the air --Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius completed 883 more hands in the "durrrr" Challenge yesterday.

By the time that the nearly three hour session had drawn to a close, Dwan had won just under $315k.

32,795 of the 50,000 hands required to finish the challenge have now been completed, with Dwan holding a commanding $1.39 million lead.

Antonius has not held the lead in the challenge for the past 10,000 hands or so, as Dwan has been able to slowly and methodically increase his lead during that time.

Patrik still has over 17,000 hands to catch Dwan, and he has been able to erase a big lead once before. Approximately 20,000 hands into the challenge, Dwan was up about $1.2 million dollars. Less than 2,500 hands later, and that lead had completely evaporated.

You have to assume, given the amount of money that is on the line, that Dwan will start to play more defensively as we get closer to the end of the challenge. For instance, assuming that Dwan is up a similar amount ($1.4 million) after 40,000 hands, that would mean that Antonius would need to average a profit of $140 per hand to catch up to Dwan. That would be pretty tough to do, especially if Dwan was reluctant to get involved in any big pots.

7 of the 10 biggest pots in the challenge came in June of 2009. Since then, there have only been two pots played between the two that were larger than $250,000.

Anything can still happen obviously, but Antonius really needs to start making a move over the next 4,000-5,000 hands, or else this "Challenge" might be over.


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