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Tag: Tom Dwan

2010 World Series of Poker Day 5: Michael Mizrachi Takes Down Player's Championship

Michael Mizrachi won his first WSOP bracelet and joined the ranks of Chip Reese, Freddy Deeb, Scotty Nguyen and David Bach when he outlasted Vladimir Schmelev in the Player's Championship. Mizrachi wasn't the only Michael to be added to the list...

The Online Railbird Report: Hansen's Up, Dwan's Down and Benyamine's Back

High-stakes online games were hopping at the end of last week, grew quiet over the weekend, and then roared back to life on Monday. Still trending downward were Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Brian Townsend, while Gus Hansen and [Bj]ungleman12...

High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 13: Expensive Brawls, Hero Calls, and a Legend Falls

On the final episode of High Stakes Poker, Season 6, it was all about looking like a stud. After Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis convinced the crew to up the stakes to $500/$1,000 with a $300 ante and a $2,000 straddle, the players pulled out all the stops...

The Online Railbird Report: Antonius Back in the Black, Dwan Drops $2.5 Million

One million dollars in February. Another $3.25 million in March. And another $2.38 million between April 1 and April 24. Tom “durrrr” Dwan had bounced back from his $5.5 million in losses against Isildur1 and was in the middle of a blazing hot...

The “durrrr” Challenge: Three Days, Three Sessions

For the third day in a row, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Patrik Antonius put in a long session of the “durrrr” Challenge, leaving them with only a little over 11,000 hands to go in their 50,000-hand match. Although the session was marked with dozens of..

The “durrrr” Challenge: Antonius Scores Back-to-Back Winning Sessions

At last, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Patrik Antonius are getting serious about putting their now 14-month-old “durrrr” Challenge match to rest. For the second day in a row, the two high-stakes rivals were back at the $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha tables and

The "durrrr" Challenge: Antonius Grinds Out $60,696 Win in 8.5-Hour Session

After posting losses in 11 of their last 12 sessions, Patrik Antonius at last booked a win in the "durrrr" Challenge, taking $60,696 off the tables on Tuesday afternoon. During the 46 days his 50,000-hand match with Tom "durrr" Dwan went dormant...

High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 9: Brunson Takes a Hit; Matusow Heard but Not Seen

The latest episode of High Stakes Poker featured a new group but familiar lineup and the somewhat stale combination of unremarkable pots and constant mindless table chatter. The theme of the episode, and we're guessing the next several, is whether...

The Online Railbird Report: Dwan's Domination Continues

The live poker scene has been busy this week, but that has not stopped the high-stakes cash games online from producing some big winners and losers. Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Phil Ivey clashed earlier this week, as did Dwan and Ashton "theASHMAN103"...

The Online Railbird Report: Ivey Returns, Dwan Crushes, and Antonius Stages a Comeback

While children around the world hunted for Easter eggs, the online cash-game elite were hunting for their own tasty treats. Tom “durrrr” Dwan savored six-figure wins over Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo and Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin, while Patri

High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 8: Ivey Steals the Pot and Show

The second lineup of the High Stakes Poker season finally broke out in the players' final episode together. They turned up the volume on the action with a mandatory straddle, and nearly ever pot was raised and reraised before the flop...

The Online Railbird Report: Dwan Dominates

The seven-figure swings just don't stop. Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies were back at it the past few days and this time, it was "durrrr" getting the best of the Fin. Dwan bested Sahamies en route to making back the $1.5 Million he...

High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 7: Checking, Folding, and Check-Folding

The latest episode of High Stakes Poker showcased solid, conservative play but lacked fireworks, energy, or even moderately entertaining banter. In the last few minutes, Tom "durrrr" Dwan clashed with Dennis Phillips, and Patrik Antonius...

High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 6: A New Crew Gets Comfortable

After a previous episode that felt more like the final table of a big tournament than a deep-stacked cash game, High Stakes Poker was back in familiar territory this week. Four of the eight players at the table were felted during the intense last...

The Online Railbird Report: Hansen's Struggles Continue

The recent frantic high-stakes cash-game action on Full Tilt Poker has subsided -- for now. The seven-figure swings that were prominent over the past few days fell back to the usual six-figure gains and losses with "Isildur1" and Brian Hastings...

High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 5: Busting Out All Over the Place

March Madness fever is in the air, and some of the insanity spread to Sunday's installment of High Stakes Poker. The first four episodes of Season 6 have already been a massacre, with three players caving to the pressure. Perhaps the lack of...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Wins $230,000 in Nine Minutes

The latest session of the "durrrr" Challenge unfolded over the weekend and the blink-and-you'll-miss-it match is one that Patrik Antonius probably wants to forget. Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan played for only nine minutes on Saturday night and...

The Online Railbird Report: durrrr and OMGClayAiken Pummel Isildur1

The "Isildur1" rollercoaster ride continues this week as the mysterious Swede's bankroll careened all over the place in a series of high-stakes heads-up marathons. Isildur1 won more than $1.5 million on Tuesday, most of it from Cardrunners pros...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Widens Lead to $1.75 Million

Patrik Antonius capped off a miserable day at the online tables with another losing session in the "durrrr" Challenge, his tenth in their last eleven meetings. Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan met for only a bit over an hour and 364 hands, but the...

NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship: Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth Among 32 Advancing to Day 2

64 players took the stage on friday at the sixth-annual NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship at Caesars Palace, but only 32 will return to play again tomorrow. It was a generally subdued day here in the tournament room, with very few...

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