Macau Big Game: Tom Dwan Currently Down $2m After 30 Hour session

According to latest reports, the Big Game has now been in full swing for at least a few week in the Chinese enclave of Macau, with some of the top pros attracted to the high-stakes cash game including Phil Ivey, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, John Juanda and Johnny Chan.
Although some of the details are still a little sketchy, it would appear that one of the biggest winners in the game so far is Johnny Chan and one of the locals. However, apparently John Juanda and Tom Dwan haven’t fared quite so well and are currently down around HK$15m (US$2m) a piece.
Being such a lucrative affair a top player could potentially make several million dollars from the up to HK$30k-60k (approx.US$4k-$8k) cash game.
In fact, Tom Dwan was rumoured to have won between $8 and $9 million from the last Macau Big Game he was involved in last November. Dwan also seems to be investing a lot of time and money this time around and wrote the following in the chat box at Full Tilt Poker:
“Been playing 30hrs str live… jus drank a ton of coffee and game broke, so cant sleep, but also cant think too great yo.”
One of the hands mentioned on the 2+2 forum, involving Dwan was posted by timmydk and was as follows:
“Chinese guy (approximately 3 million HKD stack) limped at UTG position.
Dwan (Cut off with 1.3 million stack) raised 50,000 HKD, and Patrik (Button with 2.8 million stack) called 50,000 HKD. Chinese guy raised 200,000 HKD, and Dwan called
Flop : 8-9-J
Chinese guy bet 400,000 HKD. Dwan went all-in 1.1 million, and Chinese guy called immediately. Dwan showed K-Q, Chinese guy showed KK.”
Dwan’s play in this example drew some criticism by forum posters, but with one member suggesting the Chinese player liked to gamble with gut shot straight draws or flush draw and so this influenced Dwan’s decision during the hand.
Nevertheless, the Macau Big Game is only really getting going and the top US players will still be excited and hoping to add significantly to their bankrolls over the coming days.

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