Is Tom Dwan’s August Winning Streak Over?

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!

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