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The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Widens Lead to $1.75 Million

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Widens Lead to $1.75 Million 0001

Patrik Antonius capped off a miserable day at the online tables with another losing session in the "durrrr" Challenge, his tenth in their last eleven meetings. Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan met for only a bit over an hour and 364 hands, but the Finn couldn't gain any ground on his rival, losing $342,157. Dwan's total lead now stands at $1,755,708 with 16,758 hands remaining in their match. At this point, a comeback is a tall order for Antonius. In order to catch Dwan, he needs to win an average of $104.77 per hand, or about 27 big blinds per 100 hands over the final third of the match.

Dwan took down two out of the three six-figure pots that materialized, the largest coming in at over $213,000. Dwan led off the action with a raise to $1,200 and set off a pre-flop raising war that ended with Antonius' five-bet to $32,400. Dwan called, and the flop came down {9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. With $64,800 already in the pot and $74,493 remaining in Antonius' stack, he got the rest of his chips in the middle after betting pot and calling a raise from Dwan that set him in for the balance. Antonius had the best of it before the flop and on the flop with {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, but Dwan hit top pair and the nut flush draw with {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Dwan took the lead when the {7-Spades} on the turn made him two pair and locked up the $213,785 pot with the {J-Hearts} on the river.

Antonius did lay claim to one monsterpotten, which stacked up at nearly $185,000. The hand played out in similar fashion to the previous one, beginning with the five bets that went in before the {Q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop. Antonius made a pot-sized bet of $64,800 and Dwan called all in for a bit less, turning over {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades} for a wrap draw while Antonius showed an overpair and an open-ended straight draw with {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades}. This time, Antonius’ kings held up, improving to sixes full by the river and he raked in the $184,790 pot.

Will Dwan continue to run the table or can Antonius turn this match around? Stay tuned.

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