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’…
Read the rest of this entry »
November 9, 2007
He is known more for his cash game skills than his tournament prowess, but that doesn’t mean that online phenom Tom “durrrr” Dwan can’t build a chip stack. On day 1b of the World Poker Finals, Dwan jumped out to an early chip lead after doubling up with a straight flush and spent the rest of the day terrorizing his table and increasing his stack. Read the rest of this entry »