‘Durr’ Mixes It Up in Record-Breaking Full Tilt Action
October 28, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — Tom 'Durr' Dwan, arguably online poker's most exciting player due to his bold playing style and huge swings in monetary fortune, played a leading role in some record-breaking poker pots at Full Tilt's big online games over the weekend, at one stage holding $1.4 million at the $500/$1 000NL table Railheaven.
'RailHeaven' is the six-handed $500/$1000 NLHE game that runs on Full Tilt Poker, with many of the biggest names in Internet poker frequenting the high-stakes game, including daring players such as Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Phil Ivey and Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
In an action-packed night at Full Tilt Poker, records were broken across the high-stakes tables as the largest pots in high-stakes poker were achieved on no less than four occasions. The former record for largest pot was just over $600,000 and was won by Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberte holding only a pair of deuces. This has now been surpassed by Tom Dwan who took a massive $617,968 pot with top two pair against a $275,000 bluff after a long session playing heads-up with Lars Luzack.
True to his exciting form, Dwan went on to lose another record pot in a clash with John Juanda. After going all-in pre-flop with AA and KK respectively, Juanda's three-outer came on the river and the World Series of Poker Europe champion won a $678,000 pot, setting another record.
The record-breaking session was still not over, however. Phil Ivey generated the next high point when he flopped a set of tens after some intense pre-flop action and check-raised all in. Juanda called off with K8ss for the second-nut flush draw and didn't hit, delivering a record $690,000 pot to Ivey.
The fourth and final record was created by player Urindanger who scooped the final record of $723,938 in some entertaining action involving Guy Laliberte and Dwan. Urindanger raised from middle position to $3,000 and Laliberte called. Dwan jumped in with $16,300 and it folded back to Urindanger, who 4-bet to $45,000. Dwan called, leaving stacks of around $300,000 behind. The flop came 594 with two hearts and Urindanger bet out. Dwan raised and Urindanger shoved, receiving an instacall. Once again, Dwan was in a AA v KK situation, but this time he was not so lucky as the turn and river blanked out and shipped a new record pot of $723,938.