Debacle At Full Tilt After Challenge Durrrr Player DisqualifiedMarch 29, 2011 7:00 am
Full Tilt’s Challenge Durrrr promotion which began in late February reached a rather baffling conclusion Sunday afternoon after the winner of the competition was surprisingly replaced by the second place finisher at the last minute.
Consequently, it was “inorej” and not Russian player “svetamillion” who would eventually face off against Tom “Durrrr” Dwan for a chance to win a $1.5 million prize.
In order to help resolve the mystery, Poker News Daily then got in touch with Full Tilt Poker and were given the following response:
“I can confirm that the player who got first place in the Matrix portion of the promo was disqualified. I can also say it didn’t have anything to do with the Matrix itself.”
The Matrix refers to the later stage of the Challenge Durrrr, whereby the final nine competitors remaining in the promotion played four sit and gos against each other to decide who would eventually challenge Dwan in the final.
Despite Full Tilt’s rather unsatisfying explanation as to why “svetamillion” lost the opportunity to battle it out across four-tables of either No Limit Texas Hold’em or Pot Limit Omaha against Dwan, the TwoPlusTwo forum members have been offering their own views on what may have caused the disqualification.
One poster by the name “sdrf” wrote:
“..I’m pretty sure it has to do with multiple accounts or potentially Sveta having a different player play the account.”
Another poster by the name pineapple888 seemed to concur with sdrf’s best guess and continued:
“A possible explanation would be ghosting by somebody remote, maybe through a gateway or some setup to try to hide it, but it didn’t work right for some reason. So Villain just gave the login information directly to the ghost… and got busted.”
Whatever the case, this latest disqualification brought an unsatisfying conclusion to the Challenge Durrrr promotion, although I’m sure eventual challenger “inorej” was delighted to be handed the opportunity to play Dwan, instead.
No fairy tale endings here for “inorej”, though, after he lost all four SNG challenge tables playing Pot Limit Omaha against Dwan to exit the arena empty-handed.
On a more positive note, at least $40,000 was consequently raised to help relief efforts in Japan after this month’s devastating Tsunami.