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by Anthony Leaver |  Published: Feb 01, 2010

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Back in July 2009, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Matchroom Sport’s managing director Eddie Hearn got their heads together and decided to take the Durrrr Challenge that has captivated online poker fans out of cyberspace and into a live arena. Durrrr would be going face-to-face with his opponents over 500 hands. Sammy “Any Two” George was the first man to stump up the $500,000 to take on Durrrr but we had to wait a while until the line-up was complete. Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and Marcello Marigliano signed up in mid-November and the challenge was ready to roll by the end of that month. Of course, gossip and rumour are part and parcel of an event of this size, and as Durrrr found a new online nemesis in “Isildur1”, the whispers on the Internet began. How much has he lost? How much has he got left? Who is Isildur1? And, most worryingly, ...


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