December 11, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — The motto of the famed SAS special forces unit — "Who Dares, Wins" — regularly comes to mind when reading about Internet poker ace Tom "durrr" Dwan. This is a player not afraid of taking big risks, and his skill and talent often enable him to pull off outrageous wins … and some terrible losses at times!
Fans of the HighStakesDB and MarketPulse online poker information sites — and the FullTilt.com website where much of his action takes place — can only respect the daring of top players like Dwan, who almost daily put large wodges of cash down in nosebleed stakes games, and don't flinch or whimper (at least not publicly!) when things don't work out.
Recent times have been good for Dwan, who has nevertheless taken some big hits — one that cost him over $700,000 — but has expunged these with some spectacular wins. This week he achieved a landmark for an individual online player when his winnings broke the $5 million psychological barrier, playing his favourite NHLE version of the game.
By mid-week, MarketPulse assessed Dwan's winnings this year at $5.37 million, creating the strong possibility that he will complete the year as the biggest NHLE winner yet — well ahead of perhaps better known global poker names like Phil Ivey ($2.5 million) and Phil Galfond ($2.7 million).
The young New Jersey Internet player is becoming more widely appreciated, however, with appearances on the mainstream poker scene and in major television poker shows, where his exciting style of play and considerable talent are attracting a growing audience.