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Is Tom Dwan’s August Winning Streak Over?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Earlier this week I posted about Tom “durrr” Dwan’s amazing success during the beginning of August – racking in almost $1 million in the first week of the month. While Dwan is still up for the month, he lost a huge chunk of money in an online heads-up game Monday night, proving that even the most successful professional poker players can’t win all the time.

After another $400k win on Sunday, Monday night Dwan walked away with $242,056 less under his belt after a major heads-up loss. Dwan was playing against an unidentified online player known as O Fortuna PLS. It was a three-hour Limit Hold’em game with a $2,000/$4,000 limit. Dwan and the mysterious O Fortuna PLS played 585 hands. It will be interesting to see if Dwan will get his comeuppance against O Fortuna PLS in the future. I wonder who this mysterious player is and how he must feel knowing that he crushed one of the best poker players of all time!

Although $242,056 is a significant amount of money, it’s not such a huge loss for Dwan as he has been on a winning streak this month and still has a lot of winnings under his belt for the month of August. However, for those of us with smaller poker bankrolls, what do we do if our luck takes a turn for the worse? I say, take a break and practice with some free poker and then get back out there and show the poker world what we can do when we’ve got back out winning attitude!

Tom “durrr” Dwan Wins Nearly $1 Million In First Week Of August

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Now that the World Series Of Poker is over, many of the world’s top poker players are making their way back to the world of online poker and Tom “durrr” Dwan is blowing all the other fish out of the water. Dwan won a whopping $911,148 within the first week of August. Can you imagine winning nearly $1 million in a single week?

Dwan has been crushing his opponents in high stakes games online and even claimed the largest online poker pot in August – winning a $200,000 hand against Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies. Dwan’s August wins only account for a small portion of his 2010 winnings. So far he has raked in $3.9 million in poker winnings this year. Poker players around the globe are jumping at the bit for a success like Dwan’s.

There are other players who are doing quite well so far in August as well, although none have come close to Dwan’s success. Phil Ivey has won $569,000 so far this month and Jared “Harrington25” Bleznik has won $353,071. However, just as many players are headed in the other direction. Dutch online poker player Luukie 21 lost $678,939 in the first week of the month and Gus Hansen lost $606,287.

These stories show the great potential for making (and losing) money in the world of online poker. You never know which way the wind will blow for you, but I wish all of you luck in your online poker endeavors and may the wind blow a little bit of Dwan’s luck in your direction!