Team Full Tilt’s latest addition, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, issued an unprecedented challenge to the poker world in January 2009. He offered to put up $1.5 million to any opponent's $500K, playing heads-up at four tables simultaneously for 50,000 hands.
Once the last hand has been played, the player who is up - even by just one dollar - wins the Challenge. In short, if "durrrr" wins, he keeps any money he won during Challenge play and the challenger's $500,000. If one of his opponents wins, they keep their winnings and the $1.5 million that "durrrr" has put up.
Tom Dwan Challenge Accepted
With Dwan laying three-to-one odds for the "durrrr" Challenge, it's no surprise that some of the world's best poker players have already taken him up on his offer. Team Full Tilt's Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius, along with high-stakes player David Benyamine, will be the first players to take on the young Internet pro.
The players who have accepted the "durrrr" Challenge must abide by the following conditions:
- The game type must be No-Limit Hold ‘em or Pot-Limit Omaha
- The stakes must be a minimum of $200/$400
- Once the stakes have been decided upon, they must stay the same for the entire challenge
- Players must reload if their stack falls below 75 big blinds at any time
First Up: durrrr Versus Antonius
Antonius will be the first to go heads-up with "durrrr", following their high-stakes battle at the 2009 Aussie Millions Cash Game, where Antonius emerged as the victor.
These two high-stakes experts will now shift their focus to the digital felt, and you can watch the Challenge unfold live on Full Tilt Poker. There are four special "durrrr" Challenge tables set up in the Omaha Hi game lobby - keep an eye out for any play on these tables, as this is expected to be some of the most explosive high-stakes action to ever take place.
Challenge play has now begun, click here for live stats tracking updates of durrrr vs. Antonius, along with recaps of the biggest hands that have taken place.
durrrr Million Dollar Challenge – TV Show
Catch all the action from Dwan’s latest challenge, a live variation of the “durrrr” Challenge, which will be recorded for broadcast on a poker TV show in 2010. Dwan will take to the felt versus three players in a heads-up contest from November 17th to 19th. The Full Tilt Poker “durrrr” Million Dollar Challenge is taking place at the Les Ambassadeurs club in Mayfair in London.
The challenge, which Dwan issued in July, was accepted by three prolific online high-stakes players. Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, Marcello “Luckexpress” Marigliano and Sammy “any two” George will buy into the challenge for $500,000 each.
Dwan will take on his three opponents for 500 hands apiece, with the blinds set at $500/$1000. His opponents can choose to play either Pot-limit Omaha or No-Limit Hold’em. Players cannot leave the match until at least 500 hands have been completed or if they have busted out.
The Full Tilt Poker “durrrr” Million Dollar Challenge TV program will be aired in 2010. In the meantime, you can look for “durrrr” playing online at Full Tilt Poker.
Be sure to check out Tom “durrrr” Dwan’s blog for more updates on the durrrr Challenge.