Online and land poker pro Tom "durrrr" Dwan has been the subject of much online discussion, and not a little sympathy, in recent weeks due to bad cards that proved costly for the big bettor, but all that changed this week as he scored bigtime online.
Dwan gives the impression of being philosophical about the major swings and wins experienced by players as prolific as he, persevering with a controlled standard of quality play until the cards turn his way, and that happened in a 14 hour sally into Full Tilt and Poker Stars online games this week, according to the tracking site MarketPulse.com.
Although previous bad rides this year have left Dwan over a million in the hole, his $850 000 most recent winning streak has flattened that red ink out considerably….and with many of the top online poker pros active this week he could see further improvements in his fortunes in NL Hold'em games.
Players were apparently lining up to have a go at the big $200/$400 six-max game at Full Tilt, with virtually all of the top players looking to get in on the action. Those who did included Hac "trex313" Dang; Chris "Genius28" Lee; jimmie23; howisitfeellike; David Benyamine and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, but it was Tom Dwan who ran away from the pack in both his Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit Hold'em sessions.
Major ‘donators' included patatino; Phil Ivey; Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies and Ariel "DaEvils" Schneller, MarketPulse reports.Dwan took Phil Ivey for two buy-ins ($200 000) in just 15 hands of heads-up PLO at one point.
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