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'durrrr' Challenge Update: Tom Dwan Books Boffo Session with $207,000 Win

'durrrr' Challenge Update: Tom Dwan Books Boffo Session with $207,000 Win 0001

Tom "durrrr" Dwan's 50,000-hand challenge match against Patrik Antonius continued Monday afternoon with a three-hour, 1,027-hand match over four tables of $200-$400 pot-limit Omaha. Though Antonius left on top after their last meeting, where he won $191,000, "durrrr" dominated the Finn this time around, booking a $206,757 win.

The session kicked off at 3:11 p.m. EST on Monday afternoon and within ten minutes, Dwan had already claimed a six-figure pot. After Dwan opened for the standard $1,200, Antonius reraised to $3,600 and Dwan called. The flop came down {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Antonius led at it for $5,200. Dwan called. The turn brought the {6-Diamonds}, putting a potential flush on the board. As the seconds ticked down on Antonius' time bank, he finally settled on a bet of $12,400, which Dwan quickly called. The {k-Hearts} landed on the river and Antonius fired a third time, for $30,800, and Dwan called. The showdown revealed quite the cooler — Dwan's {k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for a king-high flush just edging out Antonius' queen-high flush with {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

Heavy preflop action and a flop that hit both players' hands hard provided the impetus for the session's largest pot. Dwan, holding {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}, opened for $1,200, Antonius reraised to $3,600 with {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Dwan re-potted to $10,800. Antonius flat-called and they saw a flop of {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}, Antonius flopping bottom set and Dwan hitting the nut flush draw. Antonius led out for $14,800, Dwan raised to $66,000, Antonius moved all in for $100,874 and Dwan called the additional $6,490. The {k-Spades} on the turn made Dwan the nut flush and Antonius couldn't pair the board when the {2-Clubs} hit the river. The $166,581 pot was Dwan's and Antonius' hole grew deeper — at this point in the session, Dwan was up by over $283,000.

Fittingly enough, the most interesting hand of the match unfolded near its end. With both players sitting about 200 big blinds deep, Dwan opened for $1,200 and Antonius called. The flop was {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Antonius put out a pot-sized bet of $2,400. Dwan raised to $6,600 and after a bit of a think, Antonius three-bet it to $19,200. Dwan called and the {6-Clubs} landed on the turn, putting a club flush draw and a potential straight on the board. Antonius decided to lead again, putting over half his remaining stack in with a $31,200 wager. Dwan flat-called. The river was another scary card, the {7-Clubs}, filling a possible flush. With over $100,000 in the pot and $30,791 behind, Antonius moved in and Dwan insta-called, revealing {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} for the straight. Antonius, attempting to represent the made straight or flush, turned out to be bluffing with {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, for only a pair of sevens.

With Dwan declaring a desire to hit the gym after his big win, the two agreed to play for another half hour before calling it a night at 6:20 p.m. EST.

durrrr: ok, i gtg soon
durrrr: goin to gym in like 30min or so
durrrr: mayb less
Patrik Antonius: lets play 20min ok?
durrrr: 30min or so is fine

The two planned to restart the match the next day, but since multiple tables of $500-$1,000 HA were running all day Tuesday, they postponed their session in favor of getting in on the high-stakes action. (Though, for Dwan, maybe it wasn't such a good idea — he dropped over $1.1 million playing heads-up PLO with Phil Ivey Tuesday afternoon).

"durrrr" Challenge (Tom Dwan vs. Patrik Antonius) current stats:

Hands played: 3,952

Hands remaining: 46,048

Sessions played: 3

Total money won/lost to date:

Tom Dwan +$149,798

Patrik Antonius -$150,805.50

"durrrr" Challenge railbird quotes of the day:

timmay28 (Observer): WHY HAVENT THE BLINDS GONE UP?
PAC10Pride (Observer): durrrr, if you were a fruit, which would you be and why?

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