3/10/10 – The Finnish high stakes poker pro Patrik Antonius continued to battle with a run of bad cards this week as he and Tom Dwan went at it again in a further session in their epic 50 000, million dollar Challenge.
 
Antonius has wrestled with a bad streak for most of this year, losing up to $3.2 million in the downswing on Full Tilt's nosebleed tables, and his latest clash with Dwan followed the downward trend.
 
Playing 364 hands in an hour across four virtual tables, Antonius was $342 157 down at the end, according to MarketPulse independent statistics.
 
That meant that Dwan has stretched his overall lead in the Challenge to $1 755 708 in a confrontation which is now 66 percent complete after over a year of on-off action between the two pros. Looked at in a positive way, Antonius still has almost 17 000 hands in which to make a recovery and seize the lead.  Try your luck playing online poker now. $1100 Signup bonus.
 
Biggest pot of the session was worth $213 000, taken by Dwan.
 
The Challenge continues to generate significant interest across the Internet, with 258 000 returns to the search term "durrrr Challenge."
 
MarketPulse stats record the overall Challenge situation as follows:
 
* Total amount wagered so far: $273 423 095
 
* Current Dwan lead overall: $1 755 708
 
* Total hands played to date: 33 242
 
* Amount Dwan profited in latest session: 342 157
 
* Rake generated for Full Tile Poker : $7 501
 
* Total hours played in the Challenge: 105
 
* Percentage of Challenge completed so far: 66 percent