4/23/10 – The news this week that online high stakes poker pro Tom ‘durrr' Dwan logged a profit of $1.2 million in a single night's activity on the nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker.com, again focused attention on the improving fortunes of this young player.
 
Last year he was almost hammered into the ground by a series of defeats at the hands of other Full Tilt players, ending several millions of dollars in the hole, but fighting to make a comeback and rebuild his finances. 
 
He has done just that in 2010, one of the few to really light up the heavy action internet tables since the departure in defeat of the mercurial Isildur1.
 
Already up some $5.5 million this year, Dwan's latest $1.2 million victories position him as one of the most successful nosebleed stakes players online in 2010.
 
The action started Tuesday with a 4 hour session of $100/$200 NLHE against an unidentified but recently prominent Swedish player. Using the handle Odonkor1, this player had built himself a bankroll of over $800 000 over the preceding three days against a series of Full Tilt opponents, but he met his match in the confrontation with Dwan, losing $225 000.
 
Dwan then logged off, returning some hours later and going immediately to the $500/$1 000 Pot-Limit Omaha Ivey Thunderdome tables, where he mixed it up with the legendary Phil Ivey, taking $30 000 off him. Unfortunately, Ivey was cautious and retired after only 11 hands.
 
Back a few hours later, Dwan chose the $500/$1 000 PLO tables, and took on his old Finnish nemesis, Ilari ‘Ziigmund' Sahamies in what turned out to be one of the more exciting matches so far this year. The two played aggressively back and forth for several hours, generating a dozen or more pots worth over $200 000 each, with one monster hitting $558 000 – one of the biggest yet in 2010. Dwan took down the three largest pots – each over $400 000 – and appeared unstoppable.
 
In the end it was Sahamies who called it quits, leaving Durrr with a handsome profit of $945 000, and bringing his haul for the night to $1.2 million.