Durrrr Challenge Update – 1/4 finished

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:

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High Stakes Poker Results, Variance and Swings, Superuser?

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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Durrr amongst the Chip Leaders @ Foxwoods…Freddy Deeb and Zeejustin are aswell.

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 »