Action is heating up on Full Tilt’s high stakes poker tables as one of the most exciting matchups has resumed. After over a month without a single hand, the durrrr challenge is back on.
Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan played 1,184 hands of Pot Limit Omaha today to reignite one of the most watched poker games on the internet. This time, Antonius came out ahead with a $340,437 win in their five hour session. However, he has a lot of losses to make up for, with under 13,000 hands left to win over $1.4 million. Now that the series has resumed, players have been speculating over who will be next to take the challenge.
A large chunk of Antonius’ lead came from the largest pot of the night, worth a massive $205,595. He was ahead for the entire hand with his As Ad Kc Qc, and went all in when another ace came on the turn to give him a set against Dwan’s two pair, aces and jacks. With nine other hands worth over $100,000, the game was full of action.
At this point in the challenge, every hand matters. The series is 75% complete after 18 months of play, and Dwan holds a firm $1,468,655 lead. If he is still ahead at the end of the 50,000th hand, Antonius will have to pay him $500,000. But if he loses, it will cost him $1.5 million and the shame of defeat.
Rumors have been spreading that Brian Townsend will be the next player to take on the durrrr Challenge, but Dwan wrote on the 2+2 poker forum that Townsend will not be his next opponent. Meanwhile, Full Tilt’s web site claims that Phil Ivey and David Benyamine will accept the challenge next. Regardless of who sits against Dwan, it is sure to be another exciting match.
With the durrrr Challenge up and running again, Full Tilt Poker continues to be one of the best places to watch high stakes poker online.