Tag: Tom Dwan

2010 World Series of Poker Day 18: Sammy Farha Wins Third Gold Bracelet, "durrrr" Sits Down for Stud and More

It took 16 hours for Sammy Farha to win his third career gold bracelet in the longest final table of the 2010 WSOP so far. At 7 a.m. Tuesday, Farha finally sent James Dempsey home as runner-up and claimed the title. Nearly 500 players were sent to...

The Aussie Millions on GSN: Hansen on Top in $100K Event

All 24 starters still remained in action as the second episode of GSN’s coverage of the 2010 Aussie Millions $100,000 High Roller Event continued. At the top of the hour, Gus Hansen led the charge, while Erik Seidel was fighting for survival on...

2010 World Series of Poker: Bets Bigger Than Bracelets

The biggest story so far at the 2010 World Series of Poker is not about someone winning a bracelet. It’s about someone not winning one. Most of us mere mortals sweat tournament pay jumps. Seventh-place money might buy you a new Acura but...

2010 World Series of Poker: Dissecting the Tournament of Champions Sudden Death Sit-n-Go

On Tuesday, the World Series of Poker Academy announced it would be holding a nine-person sit-n-go to award their sponsor exemption entry into the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. With the sit-n-go itself taking place Thursday...

2010 World Series of Poker Day 13: Steven Gee and Carter Phillips Become Bracelet Winners, Stacked Field in Event #19, and More

Thirty-year lowball specialist Steven Gee picked up his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #13 Wednesday night after outlasting a field of over 3,000 players. Young-gun Carter Phillips, just 21, bested the field in Event #16 to bag his...

As the World Series Turns: Sports Center Highlight Reel Edition

Poker isn't a sport, you say? Don't tell that to the people who showed up at the World Series of Poker this week. The World Cup came early in Las Vegas, complete with packed stadium seating for durrrr's final table, cheers being volleyed across...

2010 World Series of Poker Day 10: Watt Bests Durrr, Matros Joins List of WSOP Bracelet Winners, and More

Simon Watt not only won his first WSOP bracelet early Monday morning in Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, but the Kiwi also saved poker pros an undisclosed massive amount of money when he kept Tom Dwan from winning a bracelet. Matt Matros joined...

The Aussie Millions on GSN: Dwan, Shak, and Ivey Swing for the Fences

Last weekend, GSN held a debut of its new Saturday night poker block featuring coverage of the 2010 Aussie Millions paired with a mini-marathon of High Stakes Poker. This week’s coverage focused on the opening levels of the $100,000 buy-in...

2010 World Series of Poker Day 9: Men "The Master" Nguyen Wins 7th Bracelet, Dwan in Good Shape for His 1st

Day 9 of the 41st Annual World Series of Poker is in in the books and it was chock full of excitement. Men "The Master" Nguyen won his seventh WSOP bracelet, James "Flushy" Dempsey won his second, and Tom "durrrr" Dwan is making a serious run for...

2010 World Series of Poker: Dwan Looking to Score Big With Bracelet Bets

With every passing year, it seems like making World Series of Poker bracelet bets becomes more and more popular. Last year it was well-documented that on top of the two bracelets he won at the WSOP, Phil Ivey won a staggering amount of money from...

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

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