Tom Dwan Cashes at Macau High Roller for $275kMarch 21, 2017 11:45 am
Tom Dwan may have slipped off the poker grid since parting ways with Full Tilt back in 2013, and subsequently making his home on the other side of the world in Asia, but the high-stakes pro has continued to make poker headlines over the ensuing years, albeit fueled mostly by speculation.
There was a bit more substantial news to go on last week, though, after Dwan entered a HK$500,000 (US$ 64,400) MBP Super High Roller event at the Babylon Casino in Macau, eventually finishing in a runner-up position for a $275,000 payday. The tournament attracted a total of just 12 players to create a prize pool of $695,000, and on its second day Dwan narrowly missed out on victory after being defeated by Belarusian pro Mikita Badziakouski who collected $420,000 for his winning performance.
On the last hand of the competition, Dwan was all-in preflop holding K-3, but in bad shape against the A-K of his opponent. The dealer then laid out a Q-10-A-4-2 board to complete the tournament, and hand Dwan his first live cash since February 2014 when he recorded a 6th place finish at the Aussie Millions A$250k Challenge for A$500,000 (US$447,844).
Following his latest cash in Macau, the 30 years-old pro now boosts his tournament earnings to $2,936,781, to go with the $2,165,475 in profits he made while playing online cash games at Full Tilt.
In other related news, Tom Dwan’s twitter account has also sprung to life this year having been fallow since 22 May 2015. Back in January, Dwan stepped out of the shadows to address concerns that someone might have been using his name via a fake Facebook account, but this March he has been positively awash on the twitter front, with his main concern being the USA’s current political climate, and the alleged Donald Trump and Russian connection. As one of Dwan’s tweets reads:
“Usa/five eyes signals intelligence is supposedly way better than the rest of the world. My guess is they have something very damning on trump, and he knows it. So this wikileaks/cia/russia bs that is now being advanced in trumpland is a way to set the stage for discrediting that sigint when it comes out.”