It has been a very long time since Tom "durrrr" Dwan gave an interview. But at Aussie Millions, which is being played at the Crown Casino right now, he talked about, for example, Black Friday, the cash games in Macau and his plans for 2012.
On Full Tilt and Black Friday:
I probably shouldn't comment on that too much only because it's in my best interest and the players' best interest, but I do think there is a pretty decent amount of hope left. I'll just leave it at that and hope that's right.
What does Phil Ivey feel about the situation?
I know that he's a really good guy and I know that he feels really sick about the situation. I said that I thought it was like 90-something percent that Full Tilt would pay out, but obviously in hindsight that was incorrect. I know some people got upset about some things that he said. It's possible that stuff that he said was wrong, but I know that he's definitely a good guy and I believe he is sick about the situation. I don't really want to say much more than that.
I was in Macau a bit. I played a bit in Vegas. There were actually some games in Vegas. Did I play somewhere else? I think I might have. I think I might have gone to London after. I've played a lot of live poker since, obviously, there's no online [poker], but I plan to start that soon.
Any details on these cash games?
There were some pretty big games. I don't talk about cash games much usually, but there were some pretty big games all around.
I'd like that little thing we talked about to be worked out (Full Tilt Poker back online), and then I'd like to go win all the money [online], that'd be a good combination. I've needed a bit of time off for like the last eight or nine months. I was planning a vacation. I had a mini-vacation planned for last April 15, 16, and 17 [that got interrupted], and then I had another one that I was talking about right after that, but I just never got around to it in the last nine months because I was really stressed for awhile. Then wanted to play a lot of poker for awhile.