Another session of the durrrr Challenge goes to Dan Cates

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 31, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News | No Comments »

After nearly 20,000 hands it seems that Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan is still unable to unravel the mystery that is Daniel ‘jugleman12’ Cates. The two are embroiled in a high stakes challenge match –eponymously dubbed the durrrr Challenge—and despite Dwan’s fearsome reputation Cates has had the upper hand throughout.

The match is scheduled for 50,000 hands, and with 19,335 hands completed Daniel Cates is leading Tom Dwan by an impressive $1.2 million. Should Dwan lose the match he will not only have lost whatever amount Cates is ahead by at the end of the challenge but a further $1.5 million, which was wagered at the beginning of the match –Cates only had to put up $500k of his own money, per the challenge rules.

In their latest clash the two played about 1,000 hands and Cates ended the session up just under $40,000 –a paltry amount for the stakes they are playing, but more importantly for Cates was getting a further 1,000 hands completed and not losing any ground.

Dwan is not only struggling in the challenge match against Cates, but has been struggling overall at the online poker tables, down some $2 million up to this point according to Cates on the other hand has been building on his mammoth 2010 where he won $5.5 million online, and is up roughly $2 million in 2011 up to this point.

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