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5,000 Hand Point Reached in Dwan Vs. Antonius Challenge

March 18, 2009 (InfoPowa News) — Tom 'durrr' Dwan and Patrik Antonius got it together for another session in their 50,000-hand million dollar poker challenge this week after delays caused by over-full calendars and movements around the globe.
The two poker aces mixed it up over another nine hundred hands and three hours, bringing the total played so far to a mere 10 percent of the total agreed, with Antonius closing the gap overall but Dwan still ahead in earnings by more than $50,000.
The rules require that the two play over four tables in the challenge, and this was accomplished with ease — in fact, Dwan showed his remarkable abilty to multi-task by playing in outside games on an additional five PLO tables at one stage.
The independent online poker statistical site MarketPulse summarized the Dwan challenge as 5,092 hands played thus far, leaving 44,908 still to be contested; a total of almost 16 hours of play recorded thus far between Antonius and Dwan; six sessions played to date and $28.6 million wagered and placed at risk.