Sex, Lies And Tom " Durrrr" Dwan

A couple of interesting stories involving Tom “Durrrr” Dwan have made the poker news recently, the first of which involved steamy sex on board an airplane and the other a huge gambling related exaggeration.
Firstly, in a double blow for the 24 year-old poker pro he not only found himself delayed in the UK after Virgin Atlantic lost his booking, but also his rescheduled flight was then held up during disembarkation in Las Vegas after an amorous woman was discovered performing fellatio on her boyfriend. As Dwan explains on his Twitter account:
“Stuck on my plane b/c apparently a girl was going down on a guy on my london-> vegas flight and there’s some unhappy flight attendants.”
Luckily, the attendants quickly handled the young lovers, and the rest of the passengers soon got off themselves while Dwan was then seen heading for the nearest exit port.
Also making the news was the story of Tom Dwan’s recent high-stake cash game in Macau in which it was reported the pro won a massive HK$89 million (US$11 million) pot.
The story originally broke on a blog by Joni “Jouhki” Jouhkimainen in which the Finnish player claimed  Dwan and two other players went all-in during a $20,000/$40,000 game, with Dwan holding A-Ko to his opponent’s pocket jacks and tens. Jouhkimainen claimed Dwan spiked an ace to claim the pot but it now seens the story might have been greatly exaggerated after Dwan responded via his Twitter feed:
“We play 10k-20k hong kong. There’s straddles sometimes and crazy action… But 89m with A_Ko- rly? … No to clarify, that hand was obviously fake lol.”
How Jouhkimainen originally came up with the $11 million hand story or what grain of truth there was in it remains unknown, but as Puerto Rican professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez once said:
“Some folks never exaggerate – they just remember big.”

Poker News
08 May 2018
Best selling author Maria Konnikova, famous for such books as How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (2013) and The Confidence Game (2016), decided to turn her psychology and writing skills towards the subject of poker in early 2017. At the time, though, the Harvard University educated Ph.D. in psychology admitted to not even knowing how
10 Apr 2018
Here is a round-up of some of the latest poker news to make the headlines over the past few days, including a poker pro scamming travelers out of money, a controversial late half-price offer being made for the HPT Main Event at the Westgate Las Vegas, and Doug Polk finally being blocked from accessing Daniel
29 Mar 2018
Last week, Francisco Vallejo Pons, a Spanish chess Grandmaster, pulled out of the European Individual Championship in Batumi, Georgia having made it through to the competition’s fifth round. Vallejo had previously won the event in 2013, and was this year’s fourth placed seed, with the tournament acting as an important qualifier for the 2019 Chess
16 Mar 2018
A woman poker pro and author who goes by the pen name Sia Layta says that she will be entering the $10k WSOP Main Event this summer disguised as a man. The prime reason for doing so, however, is apparently to support an upcoming book of hers entitled ‘Black Widow Poker: A Woman’s Guide to