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!