This week the high stakes action was pretty fast and furious! Many of the super high stake regs have been playing in between WSOP events. Players we’ve seen this week include Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Niki Jedlicka, David “MR B 2 U SON,” Gus Hansen, Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro, and Patrik Antonius.
Tom “durrrr” Dwan decided he’d go pretty sick this week. While playing Patrik Antonius in the longest “durrrr” Challenge session to date, Dwan separately took on Phil Ivey, Alexander Kostritsyn, and Gus Hansen in a few heads-up sessions on the side! lol nosebleeds!
Ivey played 2 tables of $500/1,000 PLO with Dwan and was up by as much as $575,000 at one point. Ivey ended up +$372,000 vs durrrr in this session.
In the largest pot of the session Ivey raised to $3,000 and Dwan called. Dwan checked a AdQd7c flop and Ivey bet $5000. Dwan called and the turn came 6s. Dwan checked again and Ivey bet $14,000. Dwan raised to $58,000 and Ivey shoved for $120,298. Dwan made the call and showed Ac9c5d4d for top pair and a flush draw and Ivey showed a set of queens with QsQh9h2c. The river was the 9s and Ivey’s hand held to scoop the pot.
By the end of the week, Dwan had erased all his year-to-date losses, which at one stage this year was more than $4 million. He is now up nearly $180,000 for 2009.
The Finnish player known only as “DIN_FRU” played a lot of hands this week across all disciplines of poker. He started off Tuesday morning with $500/1,000 Omaha hi/lo, picking up $55,000 in just under 200 hands against “NO IT ALL.”
He then took on Niki Jedlicka at $500/1,000 limit hold’em and ended up down $85,000 win after an hour and a half of play.
DIN_FRU then switched over to pot-limit Omaha, taking on Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin at the $50/100. After losing he then decided to up the stakes to $200/400. After losing some more in a short space of time they decided to change the blinds again to $100/$200 and again he lost some more. At this point he was stuck around $128,000.
The next day he played HU with John D’Agostino at $500/1,000 H.E.R.O.S. where he banked a $41,000 win and a $1,000/2,000 H.E.R.O.S. battle with Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn, where he picked up another $115,000.
The action really got going the day after for DIN_FRU. He started off the day dropping $62,000 to Alexander Kostritsyn at $1,000/2,000 H.E.R.O.S. Then he decided it’d be wise to play Phil Ivey, in a massive five-and-a-half-hour HU game at $1,000/2,000 limit hold’em. Ivey ran away with the match booking a $382,000!
DIN_FRU then played Patrik Anotius and booked a $124,000 win in a heads-up $1,000/2,000 half limit hold’em, half Omaha hi/lo session against Patrik Antonius! All in all, DIN_FRU earned $422,000 for the week! Nice score!
Who’s Up? Who’s Down?
This week’s biggest winners: Di “Urindanger” Dang (+$611,000), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$516,000), DIN_FRU (+$422,000)
This week’s biggest losers: Gus Hansen (-$876,000), Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro (-$615,000), “Bomberman” (-$405,000)