Antonius Up Around $160k In "durrrr" Challenge

Published on 2009-04-28 10:35:48

patrick antonius leading in the durrrr challengeTom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius continued the "durrrr" challenge earlier today.

At the conclusion of the 842 hand session, Patrik Antonius had widened his lead in the challenge, and is now up around $159k.

Dwan and Antonius have logged a total of 12,956 hands in the challenge, meaning that they are approximately 26% of the way through.

According to Full Tilt Poker, Dwan has won a total of 6,835 hands in the challenge, while Antonius has won 6,078.

Dwan has won an average of $1,990.85 in each hand that he has won, while Antonius has won an average of $2,265.29.

The two players have played a total of 22 sessions, and have bet a total of $78,644,884.50.

Dwan and Antonius started the challenge earlier in the year. Antonius has stated that he doesn't expect to spend much time on the challenge during the World Series of Poker, which likely means that the challenge will wrap up sometime in the fall or winter.

At stake - millions of dollars. If Antonius wins the 50,000 hand challenge, then Dwan will have to cough up $1.5 million dollars. If Dwan wins, then Antonius will have to pay $500,000.

Dwan issued the challenge in an attempt to "get some action". The challenge requires that the two players play a minimum of 50,000 hands online. Four tables of $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha must be played simultaneously, and the winner will be the player who is up at least $1 after rake at the conclusion of the challenge.

The challenge has moved along fairly slowly, and will likely grind to a halt at the end of May when the World Series of Poker commences. Between the tournaments, high stakes cash games and golfing, there likely won't be much time for the two players to square off in the "challenge" this summer.

The largest pot of the day on Monday was won by Dwan.

Both players were sitting with around $100k at the start of the hand. Antonius was in the SB, and Dwan was in the BB.

After a bunch of pre-flop raising, there was already $100k in the pot when the flop came 8-7-9 (with two spades).

"durrrr" pushed the rest of his stack ($41,880.50) into the middle of the table, and Antonius made the call.

Antonius showed A-K-K-A, while Dwan showed Q-10-8-9. Dwan had flopped two pair and a straight draw, while Antonius had a pair of aces.

The turn was the 5 of spades. Dwan would have to avoid a King, Ace, 7 or 5 to win the hand.

The river was the 9 of clubs, which gave Dwan the full house and the near $200k pot.

Unfortunately for Dwan, he was unable to finish the day with a profit, despite winning the biggest pot of the day. In the end, Antonius ended up booking a profit of $75k on the session, and is now up around $150k overall in the challenge.


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