Tom Extends His "durrrr" Challenge Lead To $779,248 After Latest Session

Almost three weeks after their last encounter, Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan decided to take up their challenge once more, this time playing heads-up on four $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha tables between 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Their latest encounter, played over four sessions, saw Tom Dwan dominating over the 2,040 hands and finishing this round $81,716 up and $779,248 for the challenge so far.
Antonius went into play feeling buoyed by his recent $800,000 win at the 7-Game mix, but ten minutes later had already lost a $116,000 pot to Dwan’s straight. After the Finn took a meal break the online poker pros picked up the action again, this time with Antonius picking up a $180,000 pot after his two pair triumphed over Tom’s gut shot straight draw.
The third session was the longest at almost four hours and 945 hands played with Tom holding a $128,000 advantage over Patrik after an hours play. Soon after Dwan took down the biggest pot of the night of $293,000 when his full house beat Antonius’s nut straight. By this stage Antonius was in no mood to quit and even asked Tom to cancel his booked massage so they could continue with play.
Antonius could have done with a massage himself when soon after all the money went in pre-flop holding A A 9 2 to Tom’s A A 10 7. Antonius hit trip nines only for Tom, with only a 4%  chance of winning, hitting runner runner on the turn and river for a ten high straight and a $189,048 pot.
 
After a 50 minute break the players came out for the fourth and final round of the session with Antonius badly behind. However, he managed to take down two big pots of $106,797 and $141,000 to narrow his deficit to $81,716 and was rearing to go on when Dwan typed ‘gg too tired.’ Unlike his cancelled massage Dwan was in no condition to cancel his date with sleep so when Antonius typed  ‘i have to go in 15min..lets play 15min more’, Dwan simply replied ‘too tired, dozed off midhand..sry..gg,’ and toddled off to bed.
The challenge so far has seen $217,037,659 wagered over 27,185 with Tom Dwan out in front $779,248 thus far.

Other news:   2023 World Series of Poker registration opens

Poker News
16 Apr 2013
More than two years ago, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Dan “Jungleman12” Cates started their Challenge II. The goal was to play 50,000 hands of heads-up NL with Dwan standing to win $500,000 of Cates’ money if he won compared to giving away $1.5 million if he lost. Unfortunately for Tom Dwan, he soon sunk to
30 Mar 2011
Just a few days after Daniel “jungleman12” Cates took $270,453 from Tom Dwan as part of their Durrrr challenge 2, the young pros were at it again last night, with Dwan this time hoping  to gain some traction on his increasingly frustrating heads-up challenge. In their latest session, the duo played 1,099 hands of $200/$400
28 Mar 2011
Daniel “jungleman12” Cates and Tom “durrrr” Dwan returned to Full Tilt’s virtual felts on Friday to resume their Durrrr Challenge 2. Tom Dwan has had a hard time finding any traction in their ongoing battle which began in August last year and has languished behind in their match since the 3,000th hand of their challenge
09 Mar 2011
After a two months absence, the Durrrr Challenge 2 resumed once again Monday night and by the time the 348 hand session was over Daniel “jungleman12” Cates had added another $122,000 to his ongoing tally against Tom “durrrr” Dwan. The duo are now a third of the way through their 50,000 hand challenge which started