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
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
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.
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 ... ... ...... 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]
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.
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.