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Online Poker: Tom Dwan Wins $700K This Week

Poker Pro Restarts Challenge With Dan Cates


Tom “durrrr” Dwan was having a relatively lackluster year on the virtual felt until he logged on over the past seven days. Dwan won more than $740,000, according to HighstakesDB.

The New Jersey native is now up $1 million on 2013. He logs on from Macau, an area where some of the highest stake live games in the world run. Dwan is up untold millions there.

Recently Dwan and Dan “jungleman12” Cates restarted their defunct Durrrr Challenge. The two haven’t logged many hands since the restart, though.

In addition to Dwan, Gus Hansen put together a strong week. He won more than $340,000, which is a good sign for the Dane. He has been stuck in a downswing for months.

Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and Kagome Kagome also had great weeks, each winning more than $500,000. Below is a look at the updated 2013 rankings:


Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn: $3.7 million
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom: $2.6 million
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond: $2.3 million
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius: $2.2 million
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene: $1.7 million


Gus Hansen: -$2.4 million
Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky: -$1.7 million
Phil “Polarizing” Ivey: -$1.6 million
patpatpanda: -$1.3 million
Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver: -$1.2 million

Figures via HighstakesDB.