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Tom Dwan Has 'Biggest Loss Ever' On Monday

Poker Pro Presumably Lost Unconscionable Sum In Macau

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Tom Dwan has long been considered one of the most aggressive and fearless poker players in the world, and his mind-boggling swings are proof. The poker pro took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that he had just experienced his “biggest loss ever.”

That’s a scary thought.

Now, assuming that his comment referred to a poker session and not the death of a loved one, that means he had to drop an almost unfathomable sum. Dwan is a frequent competitor in high-stakes cash games in Macau. He also still plays the nosebleeds on Full Tilt pretty regularly.

According to HighstakesDB, Dwan has won a tiny sum of around $70,000 over the past week online, so his “biggest loss ever” must be referring to the live games against wealthy Chinese businessmen in the former Portuguese Colony. He said Friday that he had just got back to Macau.

Dwan didn’t give any indication of a figure, but his loss would have had to been greater than $2 million for his statement to be true. In 2009, when Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was rising in the poker world, Dwan lost around $2 million in a single session to him. That’s just one example of a horrible day for Dwan, as it’s possible, perhaps even likely, that he has had much worse sessions before.

It’s also easy to imagine his “biggest loss ever” was much, much larger than $2 million because there have been reports of pots worth around $3.8 million unfolding in Macau.

Fans of Dwan shouldn’t sweat. He always finds ways to stay in action at the highest stakes.

 
 
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terryk
10 months ago

People like Dwan and Bloom are not poker prodigy's they are just degenerate gamblers who don't give a damn about money. They were born with silver spoons in their mouths to begin with. All these "young gun" poker players don't have a clue as to the art of poker. They play bingo instead and just call it poker. Not impressed with large swings and I wish CardPlayer would actually report something other than Viktor Bloom's large obscene losses.

 
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Alex17
10 months ago

-what? tom started with like $50. how is that a silver spoon? who are you? you just sound like a old guy that jealous of all the young people that are doing well in poker and you're are bashing them all regardless of their skill and what they've achieved.
-if anyone could be argued to be overrated, its these poker legends, people like brunson and johnny moss. back then they won wsop poker tournaments when there was like 10 or 20 people.
-he lost to wealthy businessmen. they might be so that 3 million is probably chump change to them. so they call shit that normal people would never consider.
- you calling them "degenerates", even brunson called himself a degenerate when he was younger. THEY ARE PLAYING POKER, THEY ARE GAMBLERS

 
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twitchie
10 months ago

I concur terryk's opinion

 
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Sean13
10 months ago

There's no hope for your brain to be saved. I hope you don't have kids.

 
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StoneColdBluffs
10 months ago

@terryk - Only an idiot would think Tom Dwan has no skills or is not aware of the art of poker. He can afford to play the highest stakes because he has reached that level. and not giving a damn about money is EXACTLY how the game should be played - money used to keep score.

 
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Ashley3
10 months ago

HAHA @TERRYK mega noob. Just what all the fishy's say at the live casinos. Rich kids with money to burn, hahahahah

 
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crosow
10 months ago

TerryK's comment does not even deserve a response but I second StoneColdBluffs on this one.

 
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jspencer612
10 months ago

Terrik = Crazyness

 
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bmpek
10 months ago

no this was not his biggest loss. being the backer for JRB is his biggest loss and proves tom has no regard for money.

 
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TheFly
10 months ago

Anyone who thinks Dwan doesn't know poker hasn't moved beyond simply playing your own cards. Dwan plays the highest level of poker, that is playing your opponent, your opponents cards, and the overall situation, and NOT simply playing his own cards which is what all you 1/2NL haters can go back to doing.

 
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texasroadgambler
10 months ago

I think that the "silver spoon" that terryk is referring to is a metaphor for the unlimited opportunity that Dwan and other young players were born into that are the results of the efforts of Brunson, Moss, the Binions and other pioneers that paved the way for them.

 
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Chip_Thief_Poker
10 months ago

Swings like this are just sick. I wouldnt be able to live with myself.

 
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TandG21
10 months ago

I don't think he was born with $ he was lucky playing on FTP with there backing. At the right place at the time with the poker boom.
He must have someway stashed a lot of money. Sure the IRS has looked
at him pretty close.

 
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