Polk Believes Tom Dwan Involved in High Stakes Debt ScenarioMarch 9, 2017 2:33 pm
Since Tom Dwan parted ways with Full Tilt back in 2013, he has all but disappeared off the poker radar, with only the occasional mention in the media to remind us that he is still around. The situation is quite remarkable considering he was one of the game’s most high-profile pros who at one stage had notched up $8.22 million at Full Tilt’s cash tables, and by the time he exited the site was still showing $2,165,475 in profits.
Of course, cash games were Dwan’s forte, but the pro soon fell from the poker community’s good graces after abandoning the much-publicized Durrrr Challenge having fallen behind with just 40% of hands completed, and facing the prospect of having to eventually hand over $1.5 million to his opponent Dan Cates.
In the meantime, some other unsavoury news has recently hit the headlines about Dwan, this time around after Doug Polk implied that he is still to repay a “seven figure” loan made to him by an extremely successful sports bettor. While Polk failed to name the possible creditor, a person fitting the description, Haralabos Voulgaris, subsequentl posted a message on his twitter account which stated:
“Hey @TomDwan been trying to get a hold of you (i’m sure you can guess why) can you msg me with your correct contact info?”
The revelation ties into a ‘Poker Life Podcast’ Voulgaris did with Joe Ingram back in October 2015, in which he said he was owed “seven figures” by a “former NVG superhero”, referring to the ‘News, view, and gossip’ section on the 2+2 forum. According to Voulgaris, the unnamed “hero” convinced Voulgaris to use his bookmaker account to place a sports bet, but after winning a seven-figure amount, the money was never paid. Whether it was because the wager wasn’t placed or the person kept the money is uncertain, but in any case Voulgaris said he still felt conned, and that the person is still in action and “doing things”. The latest news from Polk follows last month’s revelation by Dan Cates that Dwan “gambled beyond his means”.