Macau Big Game: Tom Dwan Wins $3.8 Million Monster Pot

Macau Big Game: Tom Dwan Wins $3.8 Million Monster Pot Tom ‘Durrrr‘ Dwan has become a regular participant in the Macau Big Game, where he plays nose bleed cash poker games against an assortment of rich Chinese businessmen, as well as various other top card pros.
Although precise details about what takes place  at StarWorld Hotel’s Poker King Club are mostly kept under wraps, from time to time we are still treated  to some juicy tidbits of information which give us a rare insight into the world of ultra high-stakes poker.
In the latest news reported by Poker Portal Asia, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan was apparently playing a game with blinds at HKD $10k/$20k (US$1300/$2600), when he ended up raking in a pot worth a staggering HKD $30 million (US$3.8 million). The hand in question seemed pretty straight forward with both Tom Dwan (A-10) and his opponent (A-2) pushing all-in after making two pair on an A-10-2 flop.
Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan already holds the record for the largest pot in TV history worth $1.1 million set back in 2010 on the Million Dollar Cash game against Phil Ivey. However, that pot is dwarfed by his recent $3.8 million pot at the StarWorld Hotel and adds credence to some of the other stories which have emanated from Macau in the past.
In 2010, for instance, rumours circulated on the 2+2 forum that Dwan had walked away from the Macau Big Game with a massive $9 million profit. Then, in 2011, Asian Poker Tour co-founder Tom Hall reported on a monster pot believed to be worth an incredible US$14 million, stating at the time:
“Biggest hand I ever saw and arguably the craziest was a guy betting HK$28m [US$3.6] on the river into a HK$51m [US$6.54] pot with a gutshot straight draw against what turned out to be top set. He was down over HK$100m [US$12.83] at the time and hit it.”
Suddenly, all the Macau Big Game figures bandied around in the past don’t seem nearly half as unbelievable as before.

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