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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"durrrr" Challenge update: A Marathon Session

Pokernews has a great recap of the Durrrr Challenge. Dwan plays in the highest limit online poker games and he usually plays multiple high limit tables against multiple opponents. Here's a brief recap of one of the biggest hands between Tom Durrrr Dwan and Patrik Antonius. To read more about Durrrr's night, check out the post from Pokernews.

"If you thought that pot was huge, the one that unfolded only minutes later was even more of a monster, at over 1000 BB. Sitting on a $204,000 stack, Antonius opened for $1,200 from the button, Dwan, with over $310,000 behind, three-bet to $3,600, and Antonius called. Dwan led out for $4,800 on the {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop, Antonius raised to $21,600 and Dwan called. The turn fell the {5-Spades} and Dwan checked. After a bit of a think, Antonius settled on a bet of $50,400. Dwan came over the top, re-potting to $201,600 and Antonius called all in for $128,597. Dwan held {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades} for a nine-high straight while Antonius needed the board to pair on the river with {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts} for a set of nines. The {10-Clubs}, however, fell on the river, Dwan improving to a ten-high straight and earning the $408,394 pot in the process."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leo DiCaprio's New Online Gambling Concern

This could be a good follow up to the movie Rounders. There have been many poker movies in the past few years that just couldn't compare to Rounders. However, if Leo DiCaprio is in it, you can bet that it's going to be a decent movie. I'm particularly interested in this movie because I know folks from the poker world down in Costa Rica. Some are hiding from the US government and some are just making money from poker down there. Hopefully this movie sheds some new light how they are living large down there.

Leo DiCaprio's New Online Gambling Concern - Yahoo! News:
"Erik Pedersen Erik Pedersen – Tue Jun 16, 10:28 am ET

Los Angeles (E! Online) – As celebrities go, Leonardo DiCaprio seems a safe bet.

So while you're still shuddering over the scary Shutter Island trailer, Variety reports that DiCaprio has doubled down to produce and star in a new project: a film about online casinos based in Costa Rica.

OK, maybe online gamblers—often unfairly characterized as PJs-wearing shlubs tapping away at their PCs—don't sound as sexy as the guys in Oceans Eleven. But with Leo and the writing team behind Rounders and—hello!—Ocean's Thirteen, the odds look good on this one."

Friday, June 12, 2009

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