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Tom Dwan Loses Nearly $1 Million Tuesday

cadillac1944 Wins About $750,000 in $500-$1,000 PLO Session


Tom DwanEven though Tom “durrrr” Dwan resumed his battle in the Durrrr Challenge with Dan “jungleman12” Cates late last week, the real fireworks over the past seven days for the 24-year-old were at $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha against cadillac1944.

Dwan and cadillac1944 sat down at the virtual felt Tuesday on Full Tilt Poker for some action at the highest stakes offered in the discipline. Play at the $500-$1,000 level has been almost completely absent for the last couple months.

The largest confronation started when cadillac1944 had the button and raised to $3,000. Dwan three-bet to $9,000 from the big blind, and cadillac1944 called. The flop came 10Club Suit 8Club Suit 2Diamond Suit, and Dwan bet $13,000. Cadillac1944 raised to $57,000. Dwan bumped it up to $189,000, and cadillac1944 made it $378,000. Dwan called all in for just under $250,000 total.

Both players were draw heavy, as Dwan exposed the 9Club Suit 5Club Suit 7Heart Suit 6Heart Suit, and cadillac1944 tabled the AClub Suit KClub Suit 6Club Suit 9Diamond Suit. According to Card Player’s Omaha Odds Calculator, cadillac1944 wins about 60 percent of the time after the flop.

Card Player's Omaha Odds Calculator

Both players elected to run it twice, and cadillac1944’s hand was the winner after each river card. Cadillac1944 scooped the massive pot worth more than $550,000.

Combined with losing a couple other pots exceeding half-a-million dollars, Dwan ended up in the red nearly $750,000 to cadillac1944 over the course of the lengthy session. Dwan also dropped about $200,000 in other matches yesterday to finish the day stuck nearly $1 million.

Another one of the biggest downswings in the online world over the past seven days has been from David Benefield. The cash game pro is down about $600,000 after doing battle with Patrik Antonius at $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha recently.

With the recent matches at the highest nosebleed stakes offered in pot-limit Omaha, action in the high-stakes online world seems to be finally picking up after an extended run of weeks with few pots exceeding six-figures.

Be sure to check back Friday for more high-stakes coverage!



over 12 years ago

Comical stuff from what couldn't be more TALENTLESS players, including the overrated Durrrrrrrrrr. lol at 500/1000 PLO, nothing but compulsive gambling at the max. It isn't poker by a long shot, its get it in with Any 4 cards and gamble it up, quite sad. Im sure they will run a story of him getting most of it back next week. Good for him


over 12 years ago

I cant help but agree.
Dwan is a great representation of the new breed of poker player.
Relentless, oftentimes thoughtless aggression.
In my opinion, it sets a terrible example of how our great game is supposed to be played.
He, and others that mimic his style, have degenerated our game from chess to checkers.


over 12 years ago

You guys have it wrong....the proof's in the pudding. Dwan has earned millions of dollars at poker by thinking at a higher level than most players. I watched an episode of Poker After Dark where Tom went through his thought process on a hand which seemed like only blatant aggression, and I was really impressed. I am not saying I could ever emulate his style, but I have come to understand that he does have a plan for each move. He even "uses" the check to cause mental pain in his opponents!

PLO is not for the weak of heart, and he never has been accused of that! We all get our butt kicked now and then, but if you can put up a profit at the end of the year, stick with what your doing. And that goes for Drrrr as well.