Tom Dwan Speaker Profile
Tom Dwan was born July 30, 1986 in Edison, New Jersey and is an American professional poker player who regularly plays online in the highest-stakes No-Limit Texas hold 'em and Pot-Limit Omaha games, primarily on Full Tilt Poker, where he plays under the screen name "durrrr". In early November 2009, Dwan became a member of Team Full Tilt.
Dwan has won prize money in live poker tournaments and has appeared on NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the fourth, fifth, sixth & seventh seasons of Poker After Dark, the third and fourth seasons of Full Tilt Poker's Million Dollar Cash Game, and the fifth and sixth seasons of GSN's High Stakes Poker. He attended Boston University as an engineering major before dropping out to pursue poker full-time.
Dwan’s Million Dollar Challenge was expanded to a 500 hand live heads up format in the Full Tilt Poker Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge. The event was held November 17 to 19, 2009, at Les Ambassadeurs Club in London and televised by Sky Sports.
The rules of the Challenge were that each player paid $250,000 for the privilege of playing, blinds were set at $500/$1,000 with each opponent having the choice of playing either Texas Hold’em or Pot Limit Omaha (PLO). Neither player could leave the match until at least 500 hands had been completed or one of them loses all of his buy-in and decides not to re-buy.
Dwan’s opponents were Marcello "luckexpress" Marigliano, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, and Sammy "Any Two" George respectively.
The first match between Dwan and Marigliano consisted mainly of Texas Hold’em, although the players did agree to play PLO near the end of the match. Dwan lost $22,500 which was highlighted by two bluffs by Marigliano.
In the second match between Dwan and Sahamies the players played only PLO. Although the match started surprisingly slow considering the history of online competition between Dwan and Sahamies, the match eventually became aggressive as expected. There were several large pots resulting in large swings in the players’ stacks. After 12 hours, the match concluded with Dwan winning $68,000.
The final round pitted Dwan against George in an exclusively Texas Hold’em match. During the match, the parties agreed to a 7-2 prop bet wherein if a player wins a pot with 7-2 then he earns an additional $10,000. This led to one of the most memorable bluffs in television poker when Dwan won a pot of $641,500 when he moved all-in on the river with 7-2 against George’s two pair (aces and sixes). George folded his two pair after much consideration even though Dwan when making a 6x pre-flop raise had commented he had 7-2 and just wanted the blinds. George went on to lose $750,000.
Dwan made a final profit of $795,500 after winning 2 of the 3 matches.
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