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'durrrr Challenge' Update: Antonius Picks Up $9,500 in Quickie Session

'durrrr Challenge' Update: Antonius Picks Up $9,500 in Quickie Session 0001

As dawn broke over the east coast of the U.S. on Sunday morning, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius played what ended up being a very brief session on their way toward the first durrrr Challenge's required 50,000 hands. The two sat down for 35 minutes and logged 226 hands at Full Tilt, with Antonius coming out $9,553 ahead before Dwan called it a night around 6:11 a.m. EST.

Patrik Antonius: brb 5min
Patrik Antonius: sry i need 5 more min
durrrr: np
durrrr: i might take a break too
durrrr: or mayb jus go to sleep
durrrr: mayb ill get some coffe

Though both players logged in some hours at the cash tables on Monday, they did not resume the match.

Only one six-figure pot developed in this quickie session, Dwan opening for $1,200 pre-flop, Antonius reraising to $3,600 and Dwan making the call. Antonius bet out $7,200 on the {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop and Dwan called. The turn put the {k-Spades} on the board and Antonius made another stab at it, for $21,600. Dwan flat-called again. The river was the {4-Clubs}, putting both a potential straight and flush on the board. Antonius moved all in for the $29,697 he had behind and after a bit of a think, Dwan decided to look him up. Antonius turned up {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for the flush and Dwan mucked, with Antonius raking in the $115,000 pot.

With 4,178 of the 50,000 hands played, Dwan is currently up on Antonius by $140,380. Over $23 million total has been wagered between the two over the six sessions they've played, and while Dwan has won more pots (2,325) than Antonius (1,837), on average the pots Antonius wins are 22% larger than the ones Dwan does.

So why the short sessions? And the lengthy delays in between them? For one, there's been a lot of juicy $500-$1,000 HA action running that both players will almost always choose over logging durrrr Challenge hands. And then there's the matter of the serious time zone issues they're dealing with, as Antonius is currently on holiday in Thailand with his family, putting him 14 hours ahead of Dwan, who is based in Texas.

Stay tuned as this story develops and the first durrrr Challenge continues to unfold.

Editor's Note: Nicole Gordon's continuing reports on the "durrrr Challenge" highlight's coverage of the latest in online poker. To railbird the "durrrr Challenge" yourself, open up an account at Full Tilt poker today.

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