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The Nightly Turbo: Tom Dwan Profits $1.2 Million at Full Tilt Poker, WSOPC Hits Colorado

Tom Dwan

On Thursday, Tom Dwan had his first marathon cash-game session on Full Tilt Poker since Black Friday. We'll bring you that story, plus the first-ever WSOP Circuit stop in Colorado, in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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Dwan's Online Poker Marathon

Where has Tom Dwan been lately? We'd been wondering that ourselves.

Since the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker last November, Dwan had been virtually absent from the high-stakes games on the site while the other two members of FTP's pro team, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen, were putting in major volume. In fact, entering Thursday, Dwan had played just 7,575 hands since the start of the year. Blom had played 38,800 hands; Hansen had logged more than 31,000.

But over the past two days, Dwan put in a marathon session reminiscent of the ones we saw in years' past. According to, Dwan logged into FTP Thursday afternoon and sat down at a few no-limit hold'em tables on FTP. Nearly 7,000 hands and 25 hours later, Dwan had profited more than $1.25 million.

Dwan's session began with brief $300/600 NLHE heads-up matches against "SanIker" and "bbvisbadforme," where he made about $17,000 in 70 minutes. But that was it for the hold'em games; Dwan then moved on to pot-limit Omaha and no-limit 2-7 triple draw, and that's when the chips really starting moving in his direction.

Dwan faced off against the likes of Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, Hac "trex313" Dang, Alex "Alexonmoon" Leneau at the $200/400 no-limit 2-7 tables. Unfortunately, doesn't track individual 2-7 hands in its database, but we can tell you he profited more than $1.3 million playing the popular draw game.

Dwan playing $200/400 no-limit 2-7
Dwan playing $200/400 no-limit 2-7

Dwan also matched talents against Ben "Bttech" Tollerene, one of the biggest online poker winners of last year. The two high-stakes regs sat down at two heads-up tables of $300/600 pot-limit Omaha late Thursday night, and didn't quit until 18 hours later. Dwan held the lead for most of the match, but Tollerene went on a rush Friday afternoon and finished on top by around $30,000.

Dwan versus Tollerene
Dwan versus Tollerene

At one point during the session, Dwan had more than $1.8 million spread across five tables. It's safe to say that the "durrrr" we've come to know is officially back.

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WSOP to Visit Colorado

On Thursday, the World Series of Poker announced the addition of a new WSOP Circuit stop at The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk in Colorado.

The new series will run March 12 through 25 and include 12 official WSOP Circuit events, including a $1,675 Main Event Championship set to begin March 22. The Main Event will be played as a re-entry with two starting flights on opening day and an additional third flight on Saturday, March 23.

“We know there are a lot of poker players in the Rocky Mountain region and we’re excited to bring the WSOP experience exclusively to The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel in a press release.

As always, a points-ranking system for all ring tournament participants will be used to reward top top performers during the series. The top point earner and the Main Event winner will each earn automatic seats into the Southern Comfort 100 World Series of Poker National Championship taking place May 21 through 23 in New Orleans.

The full event schedule can be viewed at

The WSOP also announced that the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule will be announced by the end of next week, so get your calendars ready!

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