Despite Wild Swings, Durrrr Still up $3.1 Million in 2010

by Poker Team

Just because Tom “Durrrr” Dwan has made millions upon millions playing online poker does not make him immune from the swings that are part of the game. Although he remains 2010’s top money earner, Dwan has been taking a relative beating as of late and it has him searching for answers or merely hoping that the natural downswing of this round of negative variance will simply run its course so he can begin dominating once again.

That turnaround will have to wait at least another day as Dwan had another awful night at Full Tilt Poker’s nosebleed PLO games, dropping over a quarter millions dollars to a lineup headlined by heavy hitters Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey.

Though his day started rocky, it was far from being an indicator of the carnage that would follow later on. He started off playing $500/$1000 Cap PLO against Gus Hansen. Their matchup would last just 138 hands and ended with Dwan losing $27,520 to the great Dane. After stepping out for a few hours, Dwan again matched up against Hansen for a slightly longer session of 241 hands, this time, losing over $45,000.

Now, after starting off so poorly, some people may think that it’s just not their day. However, Dwan is not quite wired like most people. He instead decided that the remedy for what ailed him was to take on one of the best, if not, the best poker player in the world, the aforementioned Ivey. Things got real ugly, in a hurry for Dwan as he dropped a whopping $200,000 in only 109 hands.

Smarting from the royal clobbering he was taking, he decided to take a big step down in stakes, choosing to play over 2,000 hands of $5/$10 PLO. With the stakes so relatively small in comparison to where he lost all that cash, he was only able to recoup a small percentage and checked out for the day down a shade over $280K. Despite the brutality of the day, Dwan is still online poker’s most profitable player this year, posting a profit of $3.1 Million. Good thing his name isn’t Isildur1; otherwise, that profit would conceivably vanish in a matter of hours.