Tom Dwan

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  1. A young high-stakes internet poker player regarded as one of the best players in the world.

Quick Biography

Tom Dwan was born in 1986 and hails from Edison, New Jersey. He attended Boston University as an English major, before dropping out to pursue poker full time. He regularly plays in the biggest No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha games online. He is a sponsored member of Full Tilt Poker where he plays under the screen-name of "durrrr" which is widely recognized.

Durrrr Challenge

At the start of 2009, Dwan issued what is now known as the durrrr challenge. The offer was a $1 million challenge to play against anyone (except for friend Phil Galfond) heads-up for 50,000 hands 4-tabling $200-$400 (or higher) No Limit Hold'em or Pot Limit Omaha. Patrik Antonius became the first person to accept the challenge and it continues almost 12 months later.

Dwan vs Hellmuth

Almost famously these two have an on-going feud. It came to a head in this televised hand...