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The “durrrr” Challenge: Dwan Snags $32,000 in Swift Session

Tom Dwan

At just after 11 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday night, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Dan “jungleman12” Cates sat down for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it session of the “durrrr” Challenge. Playing six tables of $100/$200 no-limit hold’em, Dwan and Cates played for only 20 minutes, Dwan departing with a $31,778 profit after 258 hands. Dwan has only made a tiny bit of headway in recovering the nearly $700,000 in losses he posted against Cates in their first two sessions. After 7,660 hands, he is still down $659,232.

There were no monsterpottens to report, but the session wasn’t entirely devoid of action. The largest pot topped out at $90,395, Dwan leading off the action with a $1,200 raise from the button. Cates three-bet to $4,000 and Dwan called. Cates led out for $4,400, Dwan raised to $11,700 and Cates called. The {3-Hearts} hit the turn and Cates checked to Dwan, who checked behind. The river brought the {K-Hearts} and Cates checked again. Dwan moved all-in for $29,498 into the $31,400 pot and Cates made the call. Dwan turned over {2-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for the runner-runner flush and raked in the pot. You read that right. He called Cates’ pre-flop three-bet with deuce-eight, raised the flop with nothing, took the free card on the turn when he picked up a flush draw, and got paid off when he hit. Such is the life of durrrr.

Cates, however, was the one getting paid off in this $75,000 pot. He opened for $1,200, Dwan three-bet to $3,600 from the big blind and Cates called. Dwan bet $4,200 on the {9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop and Cates came along. Dwan made it another $9,200 to go when the {Q-Diamonds} fell on the turn and Cates made the call. The river was the {Q-Hearts} and Dwan checked to Cates, who moved all-in. Dwan called off his remaining $20,799, only to have Cates turn over {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} for trips.

For continuing updates on the “durrrr” Challenge, or rather, Challenges (that first one against Patrik Antonius is still going) keep it here on PokerNews and remember, follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.

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