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

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Picks Up $26,000 in a Swift Session 0001

After a long night that 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 90 minutes as the East Coast was sitting down to lunch, logging 458 hands of Pot Limit Omaha. Dwan emerged a slight winner, winning $26,431 to trim Antonius' overall lead to $34,153. The two are now within one buy-in of an even match, with 46% of the 50,000 hands completed.

The session was brief and measured enough that their stacks never grew too deep. Only two pots topped the $100,000 mark, each player taking one down. In the session's largest hand, Dwan opened for $1,200 from the button, Antonius raised to $3,600 and Dwan made the call. Antonius checked the {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop over to Dwan, who bet $5,200. Antonius came back with a raise to $22,800, Dwan shoved for $50,394 and Antonius called, turning over {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for an overpair to Dwan's {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for an open-ended straight draw. The {6-Diamonds} on the turn was safe for Antonius, but Dwan spiked a set on the river when the {8-Hearts} fell, giving him the $107,988 pot and a nice lead only 20 minutes into the match.

Antonius, however, won nearly all those losses back a short time later when the following hand developed. After opening for $1,200, Dwan three-bet Antonius to $3,600 and he made the call. The flop came down {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. Dwan led out for $4,800 and Antonius called. The turn came the {Q-Hearts} and Dwan checked to Antonius, who fired out $12,400. Dwan smooth-called and they went to the river, where the {10-Diamonds} fell. Dwan immediately shipped in the $29,798 he had behind and Antonius insta-called. Holding {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades}, Antonius hit a set on the flop and rivered a full house, snapping off Dwan's {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for the $101,195 pot.

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