Dwan, Ivey and Antonius Duke It Out on "GusHeaven"

Published on 2008-11-29 08:40:34

full tilt poker player tom dwan - durrrrThere was a flurry of high-stakes action on Full Tilt Poker at the end of October / beginning of November, and since then, things have been pretty quiet.

One well-known player that has been largely absent from the high-stakes tables lately - Tom "durrrr" Dwan. Since November 3rd, "durrrr" has only played 2,531 tracked hands on Full Tilt. To compare - in October, "durrrr" played just over 22,000 hands on the site. In November, his volume has been way down.

"durrrr" put in a bunch of time today on Full Tilt Poker, getting involved in a number of high-stakes games against some of the best players in the world. As usual, "durrrr" was involved in most of the biggest pots and from what I saw, came out ahead on the day.

"durrrr", Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius were battling each other on "GusHeaven", which is one of the $500/$1000 No Limit Hold'em tables on Full Tilt Poker. Ivey built up a stack of over $500k, but eventually "durrrr" stormed back and built his stack up to around $650k. Here are some of the bigger hands that were played:

1. "durrrr" vs Patrik Antonius. Phil Ivey had just left the table - Dwan and Antonius were now battling heads-up. Antonius had a stack of around $157k, and "durrrr" had $470k.

Antonius raised to $3,000 pre-flop, and "durrrr" called.

The flop came 5-T-9 rainbow. "durrrr" checked, Antonius bet $5,000, "durrrr" raised to $16,700, Antonius called.

The turn was the Queen of clubs. "durrrr" bet $31,400, Antonius pushed all-in and "durrrr" snap-called.

"durrrr" showed 9-9 for a set of nines, and Antonius was drawing dead with A-10 for a pair of tens. "durrrr" took down the $315k pot.

2. Ivey vs "durrrr". This took place earlier in the session.

Antonius folded, "durrrr" raised from the SB to $3,000, Ivey re-raised from the BB to $9,000, "durrrr" called.

The flop came J-7-10 rainbow. "durrrr" checked, Ivey bet $13,000, "durrrr" raised to $39,700, Ivey pushed all-in and "durrrr" called.

"durrrr" showed A-J for top pair, Ivey showed pocket Kings for an overpair.

The turn was the King of diamonds, giving Ivey a set. "durrrr" would now need a Queen to win the hand.

The river was the three of spades, and Ivey was shipped the $248k pot.

3. "durrrr" vs Antonius. "durrrr" raises to $3,000 pre-flop from the button, Ivey folds in the SB, Antonius calls.

The flop comes 5-A-4 rainbow. After a series of re-raises, both players are all-in.

"durrrr" shows A-K for top pair, Antonius shows 6-3 for an open-ended straight draw.

The turn brings the Jack of clubs, helping neither player. The river brings the Ace of spades, and "durrrr" is shipped the $212k pot.

4. "durrrr" vs Antonius. This hand started Dwan's comeback on the table.

Antonius, on the button, raises to $3,500 pre-flop. "durrrr" re-raises to $12,200 from the SB, Ivey folds in the BB, Antonius calls.

The flop comes 9-A-2 with two spades. "durrrr" bets $14,700, Antonius calls.

The turn brings the Queen of clubs. "durrrr" bets $18,400, Antonius calls.

The river brings the seven of Diamonds. "durrrr" pushes all-in for $51,199.65, Antonius calls.

"durrrr" shows pocket Kings, and Antonius mucks. "durrrr" takes down the $193k pot.

5. "durrrr" vs Antonius. Antonius and "durrrr" are heads-up at this point.

"durrr" raises pre-flop to $3,000, Antonius re-raises to $9,000, "durrrr" calls.

The flop comes J-J-9 with two hearts. Both players check.

The turn card is the Ten of diamonds. Antonius bets $13,000, "durrrr" raises to $41,600, Antonius calls.

The river is the Ten of Clubs. The board now reads J-J-9-T-T. Antonius checks, "durrrr" bets $68,700, and after some deliberation, Antonius decides to make the call.

"durrrr" shows K-Q of clubs for a turned straight, and the rail is left to wonder exactly what Antonius had. This was a $239k pot.

6. Ivey vs Antonius. The biggest hand of the day.

Ivey raises to $3,000 pre-flop, Antonius re-raises to $9,000 from the BB, Ivey calls.

The flop comes 9-7-8 with two spades. Antonius bets $18,000, Ivey raises to $48,000, Antonius pushes all-in, and Ivey calls.

Ivey shows T-7 of spades for the open-ended straight-flush draw, and Antonius shows K-J of spades for a flush draw and gut-shot straight draw.

The turn and river miss both players, and Ivey takes down the monster $361k pot with just a pair of sevens.

With the Five Diamond World Poker Classic getting underway today, I would expect that the high-stakes action on Full Tilt Poker will begin to heat up again in December.


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