Bumper Weekend Extends Tom Dwan's 2010 Profits To $1.7 Million

Tom Dwan has pushed his winnings for 2010 up to $1.7 million, after a bumper weekend on Full Tilt Poker which saw him rake in a massive $856,489 profit.
Saturday kicked off Dwan’s winning run when he crossed paths with old nemesis Isildur1 across the $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha tables. After 413 hands of heads-up action, Dwan withdrew with a $81,000 profit and it wasn’t until eight hours later that he resumed play, this time against Patrik Antonius and PixKim at $300/$600 PLO.
A lengthy four-and-a-half-hour session saw Dwan add a further $624,000 profit to his winnings, mostly at the expense of Finnish pro Antonius. Dwan then sat down at a six-max $300/$600 PLO game alongside the likes of Isildur1, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, Hac “trex313” Dang, and Patrik Antonius.  Dwan didn’t fare so well this time, dropping $229,000  but Antonius did much worse losing $874,000 during the session. Isildur1 proved the main beneficiary of that particular game, and walked away with a $526,083 profit putting him in the black $915,000 for 2010 so far.
Tom Dwan then decided to round off his weekend, first with a heads-up match against LarsLuzak at $500/$1,000 Cap NLHE, where he lost $76,000 over 222 hands before facing off with Antonius at $300/$600 PLO. 344 hands later Dwan took $306,000 off his beleaguered opponent, who seems to have hit a major downswing after his $9 million upswing in 2009. In total, Antonius lost $960,000 during his weekend of play which now take his losses for 2010 down to a massive $2.8 million.
On the other hand, Tom Dwan who suffered a major downswing during 2009 has bounced back nicely and with his $856,489 winning weekend has extended his profits for the year to $1.7 million.
By end of November 2009, Dwan was stuck $6.8 million for the year but managed to recoup $2.7 million during December and has since been on a $4.5 million upswing. The upswings and downswings which are regularly experienced by poker players is taken as part and parcel of the game but can be hard to endure even for top pros. Dwan has emphatically shown he has the heart and stomach of a true champion in being able to deal with the huge ups and downs the game has thrown at him.

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