The online poker, multi-table, million dollar plus gauntlet thrown down by Tom ‘durrr' Dwan and initially picked up by Patrik Antonius  requires that the winner be judged over a total of 50 000 hands, but at the rate the challenge is going, and given the hectic playing schedules of the two Internet aces, this could take some time.
 
And with the World Series of Poker looming on the horizon it is unlikely that there will be much challenge action during that global competition.
 
The two clashed again this week after an hiatus of several days, and once again it was a short session of only 310 hands, bringing to 13 556 the number of hands played to date.
 
Antonius entered the session $500 000 ahead of his rival, but Dwan's cards were good this time around and he whittled that lead down to $ 391 704 after winning several large pots, one of them for $144 383.
 
MarketPulse stats show that a total of $ 83 339 179 has now been wagered in the challenge, with an average pot size of $ 4 425. 43 hours of action have been devoted to the event so far.