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Durrrr challenge: Durrrr in the lead!

Tags: Durrrr challenge, full tilt, highstakes, Patrik Antonius.
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 by "T".


Tom Dwan is back in the lead against Patrik Antonius after about 6 600 hands have been played between them in heads up. Durrrr now leads with USD$67,000 after that he won the 10th session last Sunday.

Tom Dwan is not just winning the Durrrr challenge at the moment, he is also winning some serious cash on the side. Only this month he's about $1,000,000 plus already. Only Phil Ivey has won more this month with his $1,6 million dollar profit. Two players that aren't doing so well this month are Di "Urindanger" Dang and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies. Urindanger has lost approximately $1.5 million and Ziigmund about $1.1 million.

What is "The Durrrr challenge"?
Some time ago the American poker pro Tom Dwan said that he would challenge any poker player in the world playing heads-up online, except his good friend Phil Galfond. Dwan promised that he would give the other player $1,5 million dollars plus the money he already been losing if he lost. But if Dwan won, the other player would have to give him $500,000.

These are the terms and conditions for the Durrrr challenge:

1. 50,000 hands must be played
2. Must choose between Holdem NL, Pot Limit Omaha and Limit Omaha
3. Minimum blinds have to be $200/$400
4. 4 tables have to played at the same time

 


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37 comments for "Durrrr challenge: Durrrr in the lead!"

 MANUEDO3/25/2009 1:15:08 PM GMT
Quite fantastic idea.
A pro who accept to plays against any other pro offering 1,5 billion dollar.
50.000 hands ???
 aLways0x3/25/2009 1:33:01 PM GMT
I don't really like Durrrr, When i watch him play, it just seems like he plays garbage hands and either (1) gets lucky and hits, or (2) bluffs by overbetting tremendusly
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thats being said, Durrrr's made millions plays poker, and i haven't so i guess he must be doing something right Tongue
 Whiskerer3/25/2009 4:02:42 PM GMT
Actually I thaught very much the same thing about Durrrr untill recently when I saw him on the new season of High stakes Poker where he has played tremendous poker so far, maybe his play is just working out but I think he has done well, he has successfully inducted a lot of action when he has hit and made some great bluffs when he didn't .
 shokaku3/25/2009 4:35:39 PM GMT
Posted by Whiskerer:
Actually I thaught very much the same thing about Durrrr untill recently when I saw him on the new season of High stakes Poker where he has played tremendous poker so far, maybe his play is just working out but I think he has done well, he has successfully inducted a lot of action when he has hit and made some great bluffs when he didn't .


This.

He plays very loose. But he knows how to do it properly.
 fcumred3/25/2009 4:50:28 PM GMT
Posted by aLways0x:
I don't really like Durrrr, When i watch him play, it just seems like he plays garbage hands and either (1) gets lucky and hits, or (2) bluffs by overbetting tremendusly
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thats being said, Durrrr's made millions plays poker, and i haven't so i guess he must be doing something right Tongue


But thats precisely what makes him so good. He can play 7 2 offsuit as if its aces and the opponent has absolutely no idea where he stands in the hand.

If you watch Durrr closely he never ever plays the same hand the same way twice. one hand he will limp with KK then the next hand hes raising with 5 6 offsuit.

You just dont know where you stand with him and that is the sign of a great professional
 Noogey3/25/2009 4:53:38 PM GMT
I love durrr, When I watch a game with durrr, I never waste my time because it's very attractive
 jonpelo3/25/2009 6:25:34 PM GMT
unbeliveble
 doomdy3/25/2009 6:31:56 PM GMT
Posted by fcumred:
But thats precisely what makes him so good. He can play 7 2 offsuit as if its aces and the opponent has absolutely no idea where he stands in the hand.

If you watch Durrr closely he never ever plays the same hand the same way twice. one hand he will limp with KK then the next hand hes raising with 5 6 offsuit.

You just dont know where you stand with him and that is the sign of a great professional

+1 Smile Smile Smile
 Whiskerer3/25/2009 6:41:12 PM GMT
Still, that being said it is a spike heavy play style. One that doesn't work unless you are on a roll, in whioch case it works extremely well. While I do think he has played increadibly well in High stakes poker so far he has enjoyed a lot of hits in the right moments so far.
 w00zy3/25/2009 6:49:22 PM GMT
He is unbelivebly good. The challange is going to be a long one at this rate. I can't wait for Phil Ivey's turn to face him.
 fcumred3/25/2009 11:00:24 PM GMT
Posted by Whiskerer:
Still, that being said it is a spike heavy play style. One that doesn't work unless you are on a roll, in whioch case it works extremely well. While I do think he has played increadibly well in High stakes poker so far he has enjoyed a lot of hits in the right moments so far.


The reason he can get away with it is the level at which hes playing.

When you are playing $50/$100 blinds then aggression works but try that at 10/20 cent limits and watch what would happen. He'd go bust in a couple of hours.

Now his reputation precedes him and when hes in a pot with someone, because hes so cavalier with his chips and doesnt give a toss about losing a few thousand, people are more wary of him and are more likely to lay down their hand knowing the levels hes prepared to go to are so high its just not worth the risk.

He is without any doubt the most aggressive player on the net, but he can be at the limits hes playing at. Put him in a 2/4 cent limit game and see what his ROI is then...
 Whiskerer3/25/2009 11:09:26 PM GMT
Sure, but do you think any of the pro's he's playing with online or on high stakes poker for that matter let the amount of money involved stunt their game? Hardly, or they wouldn't be playing those levels. The reason he is making money is that he has his aggressive game worked out, but still, in cases where he doesn't hit with his marginal hands or where his opponents does his game won't work out as well. It relies on having a bit of luck on your side, which of course odds suggest you occasionally will.
 eaziabi3/26/2009 9:29:52 AM GMT
Durrrrrr is so sick all hes gotta do is cough n he will make money... (if that makes sense at all sick n coughing go hand in hand n ive had tiny bit far too much to drink)
anyway IMO its his LAGGGGGGG image wich helps him get paid off wen he hits n like shokaku said he knows how to control his aggressionn
 doomdy3/26/2009 9:32:57 AM GMT
Durrrr was online allready a legend.
Now he is trying live poker also Smile
 Merfis3/26/2009 10:07:37 AM GMT
I hope antonius will win Smile
 shokaku3/26/2009 5:11:04 PM GMT
The empire strikes back.

After the last session Antonius has retaken the lead. Close to 7100 hands are played. Antonius is up 23k.
 Calmplay3/26/2009 5:59:05 PM GMT
Durrrr is the kind of poker player you can't say "I think you have ace high so my pair is probably good, I call" when you're playing against him. It would be a miracle to find out exactly what's he's holding because as mentioned me mixed up his play very often with different hands.
 Davoodoo3/26/2009 8:04:12 PM GMT
LOL durrr was lucky hitting the flush in the latest big pot (right now at the top in the list of "big pots" Blink Angry http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/sv/durrrr-vs-antonius
 CarltoDaKing3/27/2009 4:06:02 PM GMT
GO GO Durrrr !!!!
 JunkyMonkey3/27/2009 5:33:57 PM GMT
They play at full tilt poker, right?


Edit: Didn't saw Davoodoo's post. yeah. FT like I guessed.
 Jaytee3/30/2009 5:58:19 AM GMT
I don't really like Durrrr, When i watch him play, it just seems like he plays garbage hands and either (1) gets lucky and hits, or (2) bluffs by overbetting tremendusly
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thats being said, Durrrr's made millions plays poker, and i haven't so i guess he must be doing something right Tongue


Durrr is both loose aggressive on both Online Poker and Live Poker. The way you put it makes the public thinks that Durrr is playing Poker like how a calling station will play, random betting.

The thing with Durrr is that he is able to put a read on his opponent, and able to bet out aggressively enough to make his opponent folding the better hand, and in return, winning the pot. This can be shown in one episode of HighStakesPoker where he bet out a 100k on a pot with the hand of 10 Q when theres 2 players, Greenstein with AA and Eastgate with 2 3

The board: 2 Q 2 8 Hand was on by Durrr on the turn.

After the hand, Durrr made a sidebet with Doyle Brunson that Peter Eastgate DID have the best hand, and folded the best hand, when Doyle Brunson thinks that Barry Greenstein is the one holding the best hand.


[this whole scene can be seen on HSP season 5 episode 2 or 3, which i have forgotten. The hands of those players could be wrong as i only watched it once, but its clear to me that Eastgate hits a set, Barry with Aces and Durrr hitting the middle pair]
 shokaku3/30/2009 4:21:09 PM GMT
Posted by Jaytee:
[this whole scene can be seen on HSP season 5 episode 2 or 3, which i have forgotten. The hands of those players could be wrong as i only watched it once, but its clear to me that Eastgate hits a set, Barry with Aces and Durrr hitting the middle pair]


Eastgate folded 42s, but the rest should be ok. Really bad hand for Greenstein. He had the aces, raised from early posiotion, but the whole table called. Aww crap!
 M3turbo3/30/2009 4:40:34 PM GMT
Nah rest is not ok the flop was 2T2 and Durrr uses his QT to rule out TT to pretend he's got it and easily put Greenstein on overpair and Eastgate on a deuce which most likely is a weak deuce even if it's a strong deuce he still got FE in a multiway pot. Eastgate want to call the 100K but both Durrr and Eastgate got 500K behind and Eastgate doesn't want to play for stack with weak trips in a family pot.

 shokaku4/6/2009 6:05:14 AM GMT
A new session!!!!

Durrrr won a bit and retook the overall lead in the challenge.

Close to 7250 hands are played now.

Durrrr up 30k.
 Flangel4/6/2009 10:46:25 AM GMT
Hurray,

Altough Durr is standing on -4.1Million$in loss since december.
 shokaku4/8/2009 3:57:32 PM GMT
A longer session this time.

Close to 9300 hands played. (2000 hands session)

Antonius retook the lead with a nice win and is now up 80k.
 Flangel4/8/2009 4:00:31 PM GMT
Antonius for teh win Worship
 shokaku4/9/2009 6:50:27 PM GMT
10.000 hands at last.

Not that much change in the overall standings after the last (short) session.

Antonius up 79k
 shokaku4/27/2009 9:39:41 PM GMT
After a long wait there was a new session.

Close to 13.000 hands are played now. (~ 1/4 of the challenge)

Antonius is up close to 160k.
 thpe94ad4/28/2009 9:57:46 AM GMT
Posted by doomdy:
Posted by fcumred:
But thats precisely what makes him so good. He can play 7 2 offsuit as if its aces and the opponent has absolutely no idea where he stands in the hand.

If you watch Durrr closely he never ever plays the same hand the same way twice. one hand he will limp with KK then the next hand hes raising with 5 6 offsuit.

You just dont know where you stand with him and that is the sign of a great professional

+1 Smile Smile Smile

Well, if you think about it, it sounds excatly like, he doesnt know what he's doing Blink
 B1gfoot6/5/2009 1:00:12 PM GMT
Current standings

Leader: Patrik Antonius
Amount: $447,684.00
Hands: 15,123 of 50,000


 B1gfoot6/21/2009 10:43:49 AM GMT
Update, storming 20 mins by durrrr Smile
leader : durrrr
amount : +$726,546
Hands: ? of 50,000
 shokaku6/21/2009 10:46:58 AM GMT
Posted by B1gfoot:
Update, storming 20 mins by durrrr Smile
leader : durrrr
amount : +$726,546
Hands: ? of 50,000


20 min? They played for hours. Just over 20.600 hands played now. Durrrr was up 1.3 million at one point.
 B1gfoot6/21/2009 10:48:42 AM GMT
Yes its a joke, durrr said I have 20 mins spare if you want to play a bit, the game lasted 15hrs i think Smile
 DaneMitic6/21/2009 2:53:52 PM GMT
Posted by B1gfoot:
Yes its a joke, durrr said I have 20 mins spare if you want to play a bit, the game lasted 15hrs i think Smile

Durrrr rocks, too bad I missed that "fight"... Big Smile Sad
 Tchungpo6/21/2009 3:05:21 PM GMT
OMG its just incredible.

But there is still massivly some hands to play !!!
 DaineMudda6/21/2009 5:47:55 PM GMT
Sounds dangerous. Good that I'm not a pro Big Smile

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