April 16, 2009
Approximately 25% of the way through the first Durrrr Challenge vs. Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan finds himself trailing by a neglible margin. Through 12,114 hands he’s down $87k.
What does all this tell us? It appears they are coin flipping for a million bucks. Durrrr and Antonius are clearly ‘about’ the same skill level, the swings are huge, and at the end of 50k hands, a -$1.00 will result in Durrrr losing an additional $1.5M. Sick bastards.
Results currently being tracked by Highstakesdb:
August 15, 2008
To try something a little different, and hopefully provide value to all you aspiring high stakes gamblers I decided to take a look at the high stakes poker results of the biggest games around to see if there were any trends we could learn something from.
First I took the results published by highstakesdb.com – which provides the top 50 and bottom 50 winners and losers for each month. The results are from 1/1/07 thru 7/31/08, including Omaha and Holdem on Ladbrokes/Prima/Fulltilt networks. High stakes horse is also included in the 7/08 monthly results.
I compiled all these monthly reports into a single spreadsheet workbook in Excel, and then combined the months to provide a data set of 19 months of the high stakes poker world. My initial theory was that the biggest high stakes players have the biggest swings but I wanted to visually see the difference between, if they are constantly playing the biggest games, or game selecting and ‘taking shots’…
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April 15, 2008
So amongst the rumor mill is an outstanding challenge that Patrik Antonius has posed to Doyle Brunson. 7-10 games, at 7 figure stakes, and Doyle gets to pick the games. Yikes. Apparently, the drama spawned from a quote taken out of context from Doyle that he’d swim a river to play any of the internet players. Patrik can certainly play in both arenas, and Doyle has acknowledged as much.
Patrik is a monster playing NL HU and PLO, but ANY game? I dunno, Doyle is a legend that probably invented half the card games out there – I think he’s got the edge here.
This is Doyles take (from his blog):
I think he made a mistake when he said, “I’ll play him any game for any amount.” I’ve got 7-10 different games, all of which I’ve played in Las Vegas casinos for high stakes, that I’m willing to commit to for at least a seven figure match. There will be no animosity between us; we are both pros who love a good gamble. It will be interesting if he accepts and I’m sure we will both have a great time playing.
Here’s what some of the other pro’s think:
Why doesn’t some producer get all over this – sounds like a pay-per-view event to me.