Tom Dwan Busts WSOP Main Event; What Would You Do Here?

Tom Dwan

High-stakes crusher and poker icon Tom Dwan was unable to make it through Day 3 of the 2023 World Series of Poker Main Event, busting just before the dinner break.

Dwan entered the biggest Main Event ever on Day 2 and spun up his starting stack to 426,500 by the time the session ended. His table was selected for the live-streamed feature table on PokerGO, and he started today's action with his chip count heading in the right direction until a few pots didn't go his way.

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Dwan Jams into Aces

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

On Level 13, with the blinds at 2,000/4,000/4,000, Dwan had a stack of 311,500 in front of him. He opened K5 to 10,000 from early position and called when Brian Atchison three-bet to 25,000 with AA.

Dwan checked, and Atchison fired 55,000 into a pot of 45,000 on the J103 flop. Dwan called, which brought in the 5 turn, which gave "durrr" bottom pair along with his flush draw.

Atchison sized up to 110,000 and quickly called when Dwan committed his remaining 231,000.

The 10 river completed the board and marked the end of Dwan's Main Event run.

Surprisingly, Dwan's last cash under the WSOP umbrella came all the way back in 2011, where he finished in 5th in the $10,000 HORSE Championship for $134,480. Luckily for him, there's just over a week left of the series, but whether Dwan hops into any of the remaining events is anyone's guess.

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Remaining 2023 WSOP Schedule

Monday, July 10, 202310:00 AMEvent #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Monday, July 10, 20232:00 PMEvent #80: $25,000 High Roller H.O.R.S.E.
Tuesday, July 11, 202310:00 AMEvent #81: $600 Ultra Stack No-limit Hold'em
Tuesday, July 11, 20232:00 PMEvent #82: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
Wednesday, July 12, 202312:00 PMEvent #83: $1,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
Wednesday, July 12, 20232:00 PMEvent #84: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em
Thursday, July 13, 202310:00 AMEvent #85: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold'em
Thursday, July 13, 202312:00 PMEvent #86: $1979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em
Thursday, July 13, 20232:00 PMEvent #87: $2,500 Mixed: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)
Friday, July 14, 202310:00 AMEvent #88: $1,500 The Closer - No-Limit Hold’em
Friday, July 14, 202312:00 PMEvent #89: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em
Friday, July 14, 20232:00 PMEvent #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Saturday, July 15, 20232:00 PMEvent #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Sunday, July 16, 202310:00 AMEvent #92: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem
Sunday, July 16, 20232:00 PMEvent #93: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
Monday, July 17, 202312:00 PMEvent #94: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Tuesday, July 18, 202310:00 AMEvent #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Tom Dwan is still searching for his first WSOP cash since 2011.

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