Tag: Tom Dwan

PokerNews Op/Ed: The WSOP and WSOPE Main Events – Same Bracelet, Different Weight?

Two years ago this week, I sat ten feet from Annette Obrestad as she won the inaugural World Series of Poker-Europe Main Event. Though she was already a legend online, Obrestad's victory was her coming-out party and in the weeks and months that...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan retakes lead with $275,000 Win

Schedules and time zones at last aligned for Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius, who resumed their 50,000 hand challenge early Thursday morning after a 25-day break. Though it was a relatively brief session,clocking in at 74 minutes and 400...

The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey's Heli-Taxi, PokerStars PCA Schedule and Durrrr Hosting an FTOPS Event?

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World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Day 1a: Hellmuth Rides In, Mercier and Powell Rise Up

While the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe presented by Betfair has already awarded three bracelets at the Empire Casino, in London today marked the start of the main attraction, the £10,000 buy-in Main Event. With past champions including John...

The PokerNews Top 10: The Top 10 WCOOP Moments of 2009

Since its inception in 2002, PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (or “WCOOP” as it’s widely known) has grown into one of the poker world’s marquee events. Much like the World Series of Poker, the WCOOP draws not only top live...

The Online Railbird Report: Hansen and Sahamies Weather Huge Losses

The high-stakes online cash games were all but deserted this week as tournaments dominated everyone's time, from guys like Phil Ivey, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, and Patrik Antonius, who were in London for the World Series of Poker-Europe to online pros like...

World Series of Poker-Europe: Vilmunen, Kivelio, Lederer Lead Final Table in Event #3, £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Thrity-five players made their way back to London's Empire Casino for Day 2 of the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event and by night's end, only nine remained, each with their ticket stamped to the final table. Finland's Jani Vilmunen, clearly on his...

World Series of Poker Europe: Vilmunen Leads Field in Event #3, £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

154 of the world's top poker players descended on London's Empire Casino today to play in the third annual World Series of Poker Europe's third event, a double chance Pot-Limit Omaha event, carrying a £5,000 price tag. Players began with a...

The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey and Ilari Sahamies Flip for Close to a Million

The action was still nowhere near where it was last month, but action in the high-stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker was kicked up a notch this week, with $500,000 pots, $400,000 “flips” and some heavy losses for Ilari “Ziigmund”...

The Nightly Turbo: APPT Seoul Postponed, PKR Heads Up Draw Results, and Harrah's News

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The Nightly Turbo: The Amazing Race, a Planet Hollywood Scam, and Is Durrrr Playing Shaq?

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The Online Railbird Report: Sahamies Stings Ivey, Dwan Weathers a Downswing

It’s been over two weeks since “martonas” departed the high-stakes scene, ending one of the wildest stretches in online poker history. The games have settled down, way down, the action at a trickle as the dog days of summer slip away. Many...

The Nightly Turbo: Patrik on the Durrrr Challenge, Gus Wins Back His Name, and More

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The Weekly Turbo: WCOOP, How to Fix the "Durrrr Challenge", and Much More

The work week can get overwhelming, and not everyone has the time to dive head first into the poker world's top stories each and every day. Weekend warriors rejoice! You've just flopped the nuts as the Nightly Turbo is introducing a special weekly...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Picks Up $26,000 in a Swift Session

After a long night which saw him lose nearly $900,000 in the high-stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius adjourned to the four $200/400 "durrrr" Challenge tables to squeeze in a session. The two played for...

The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars WCOOP Results, A Gun Fight in Houston, and a possible "Durrrr", "FullFlush1" Showdown?

It's Labor Day weekend. Hopefully you all are taking a break from the felt this weekend (who are we kidding the WCOOP is running). The Nightly Turbo will bring you This Week in Poker on Sunday but don't look for us on Monday, because we're taking a...

The Online Railbird Report: Sahamies, Benyamine Claim $500K PLO Pots

After serving as a game catalyst at the highest limit games on Full Tilt Poker for the majority of the month of August, "martonas" was nowhere to be found this week. Though he booked over $1.3 million in winnings in the pot-limit Omaha cash games last mo

The "durrrr" Challenge: Best Yet to Come or Giant Bust?

It was back in January when Tom "durrrr" Dwan issued his million-dollar challenged to the world. Yes, almost nine whole months ago. It was in an interview I conducted for Bluff Magazine when Dwan first said: “I’m making this heads-up...

The Nightly Turbo: Legends Final Table, Madsen Rapping, and Anthony Cumia Plays Poker?

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The "durrrr" Challenge: Antonius Retakes Lead with $415,000 Win on Full Tilt Poker

Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan sat down again at the virtual tables last night, getting in their second "durrrr" Challenge session in the last 24 hours. Once again, Antonius dominated the action, booking a $415,311 win over the course of 1,241 han

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