The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Wins $230,000 in Nine Minutes
The latest session of the "durrrr" Challenge unfolded over the weekend and the blink-and-you'll-miss-it match is one that Patrik Antonius probably wants to forget. Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan played for only nine minutes on Saturday night and over the course of the 61 hands they squeezed in, Dwan took another $230,710 off his Finn rival. Dwan's total lead is now closing in on the $2 million mark with 33,303 hands played out of 50,000.
Despite the truncated session, there was still time enough for one juicy monsterpotten. Antonius led off the action with a raise to $1,200, Dwan three-bet to $3,600 and Antonius called. Dwan led out for $4,800 on the flop and Antonius smooth-called. The turn brought the and Dwan fired out again, betting $12,200. Antonius potted to $53,400, Dwan moved all-in for $88,398, and Antonius called off the $83,717 he had behind. Dwan turned over , having flopped a Broadway straight, Antonius' only hope lying with his flush draws as he showed . The river was a blank for Antonius, the falling to give Dwan the $184,234 pot.
With 16,697 hands remaining in the challenge, Antonius has quite a daunting task ahead of him. He now needs to overcome a deficit of $1,986,418 to catch Dwan and avoid paying out an additional $500,000.
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