Tom Dwan strikes back with $1.2 Million Profit

by Jeremy

Since bursting onto the high stakes online poker scene in 2007, Tom Dwan has remained one of the world’s most popular players. However, one can’t help but notice that he’s been largely absent from the online poker scene in recent months. This is especially apparent at the “new” Full Tilt Poker, where Dwan had played 7,570 hands before this weekend. That’s comparatively much smaller than higher-volume players like Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom (38,800 hands) and Gus Hansen (31,000 hands).

However, Dwan rectified this with a marathon cash game session that saw him play nearly 7,000 hands over a 25-hour span. And by the time this exhausting session was up, “durrrr” had earned over $1.2 million in profits.

The day started out relatively quiet for Dwan after he collected $17,000 in $300/600 NLHE heads-up matches against “SanIker” and “bbvisbadforme.” From here he traveled to the $200/$400 2-7 Triple Draw games, where the action was really intense. He faced off against multiple star players such as Ben “Sauce1234″ Sulsky, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and Alex “Alexonmoon” Leneau. Despite the tough competition, Dwan made around $1.3 million in profits in the 2-7 draw action.

The rest of the session was about break-even for the New Jersey native, and he even had some “small” losses mixed in, such as a $30k deficit to Ben “Bttech” Tollerene. However, the $1.2 million-plus day shows that Dwan is definitely back and ready to build on his legacy.

This online poker legacy could use some help too because he had lost close to $6 million over the past two and a half years; this saw his $6.8 million all-time winnings plummet to $883k at one point. But thanks to the $1.2 million session and other profits, Dwan is back to $3.01 million in career cash game earnings.