Full Tilt’s Tom “Durrrr” Dwan Challenges Online Poker Players; Benyamine, Ivey & Antonius Accept

Last week, Full Tilt Poker’s elite online poker pro, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, announced an interesting challenge. He is asking any and all high stakes cash game players to face him in a heads-up match, paying 3-to-1 odds.

“I’m making this heads-up challenge to the world. Anyone can accept,” Dwan told Bluff Magazine. “Four tables, minimum of $200/$400, and I’ll put up $1.5 million to their $500,000. We play 50,000 hands minimum and if they end up a dollar after rake they keep the side money or whatever. So basically, if you and I played and you won a dollar, you would get my $1.5 million and if I won a dollar I would win your $500,000. So I’m giving a million dollars free if anyone thinks they can do it.”

The only exception was apparently Dwan’s good friend, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, who was apparently excluded from accepting the unprecedented challenge.

So far, several online poker players have taken Dwan up on the offer, including three big names in the poker world – phenomenal poker pro David Benyamine, 5-time WSOP Bracelet winner Phil Ivey and Full Tilt Pro Patrick Antonius.

The 50,000+ hand sessions have yet to take place, and at this point, it’s not even confirmed that they will. In a podcast interview with Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey stated that Benyamine will take on Tom Dwan first, then himself (Phil Ivey), followed by Antonius.

Phil also commented that “somebody could go broke”, referring to the requirement of minimum $200/$400 stakes over 50,000 hands. Ivey predicted the extreme likelihood of a $10 million downswing at such nosebleed tables.

No official statement has come in from Tom “durrrr” Dwan in regards to accepting all three challengers, nor how soon such a competition would take place, though it is presumed they would occur at Full Tilt Poker. No doubt there would be a multitude of railbirds present, most hoping Dwan eliminates Benyamine just to keep the challenge going.

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