Online Poker

Playing From Behind, Durrrr Catching Up

by Omar

As high stakes online poker fans collectively shifted their attention from Full Tilt Poker to PokerStars following the much-ballyhooed defection of Isildur1, Full Tilt Poker was once again the place for railbirds to gaze in awe of the last night’s action. The main event of the evening was the Durrrr Challenge 2 between Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Don “Jungleman12” Cates as the duo put in some serious overtime at their virtual offices.

The duo put in several hours across multiple tables of 200/$400 No Limit Hold’em, playing a total of 1,400 hands. Early on in this challenge, Cates had repeatedly gotten the best of Dwan and was riding an impressive $755K lead going into last night’s action. Dwan, however, was able to reverse the trend against his obviously very capable opponent and grinded his way to a $172K win, bringing the deficit to $582K, cutting the lead by nearly a third. Grind he did as Durrrr was able to book the win despite being on the losing end of the five largest pots of the night.

The largest poker pot of the session was a $169,000 pot in which, after much preflop action, on a board K-8-5, the players got all the money in with Cates coming out on top with middle set against Dwan’s top and bottom pair. For much of the contest, Cates definitely had some great luck, dealing some pretty bad beats on Dwan when the latter had some strong hands. In fact, it could be argued that Dwan played so well last night that had it not been for Cates’ good fortune, the duo could have been pretty close to even on the overall challenge. In that sense, Cates is quite lucky.

    blog comments powered by Disqus