Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Got Durrrred!

So I was playing some 2/4 nl yesterday and in sits Tom "Durrrr" Dwan to my direct right. He tells the table he is going to play for 20 minutes. I assume he's making a video for the FTP academy. Anyway how often do you get a chance to play vs him at these stakes? So I looked for every opportunity to play hands vs him and they didn't end well as evidenced below.

Full Tilt, $2/$4 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

Poker Tools by CardRunners - Hand Details

UPsDaeSy: $465 (116.3 bb)

Tweelingen: $777.60 (194.4 bb)

durrrr: $548.20 (137.1 bb)

Hero: $400 (100 bb)

cwalk2k3: $406 (101.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 4 of hearts 5 of hearts

UPsDaeSy raises to $12, Tweelingen folds, durrrr calls $12, Hero calls $10, cwalk2k3 folds

Flop: ($40) 3 of clubs A of hearts 7 of clubs (3 players)

Hero checks, UPsDaeSy checks, durrrr bets $31, Hero calls $31, UPsDaeSy folds

Turn: ($102) T of hearts (2 players)

Hero checks, durrrr checks

River: ($102) 8 of hearts (2 players)

Hero bets $82, durrrr raises to $505.20 and is all-in, Hero calls $275 and is all-in


Full Tilt, $2/$4 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

Poker Tools by CardRunners - Hand Details

UPsDaeSy: $495 (123.8 bb)

Tweelingen: $777.60 (194.4 bb)

durrrr: $885.20 (221.3 bb)

Hero: $400 (100 bb)

cwalk2k3: $433 (108.3 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8 of diamonds 4 of diamonds

Tweelingen folds, durrrr raises to $12, Hero raises to $36, 2 folds, durrrr calls $24

Flop: ($78) 6 of hearts 6 of diamonds 5 of spades (2 players)

durrrr checks, Hero bets $40, durrrr calls $40

Turn: ($158) 7 of hearts (2 players)

durrrr checks, Hero bets $92, durrrr calls $92

River: ($342) 2 of hearts (2 players)

durrrr checks, Hero bets $232 and is all-in, durrrr calls $232

Obviously they're not +ev spots $ wise but they are +ev in happiness and experience. Also I'd rather lose to him at 2/4 than say 50/100.

As for my actual play of hands postflop I think they were ok and tbh were coolers in his favor. The 1st hand I thought I could be beat when he shoved but he's Durrrr, he's capable of bluffing anytime. The 2nd hand I thought @ turn I got this dude now (w/ thoughts of stacking Durrrr by 3betting w/ 84s..get a taste of your own medicine Tom!!). Oh how wrong I was! Anyway I got owned by him and he quit shortly after he stacked me for the 2nd time. Hit n Runner!

Anyway besides that I'm off to a good start to the month. Just been grinding 6max (w/ a little hu) 2/4 nl...

Now this is the way to start off a month! I'll be looking to play 3/6 and 5/10 soon and hope the good run continues. No matter how I run, I'm gonna aim to play a ton of hrs this month. I wanna give myself a chance of having my best year ever in terms of $ won and even if I don't reach that goal, I wanna know I tried my best.

As for other stuff, I've been getting exposure which is a good thing I guess. I guess I should've started a blog years ago. Anyway I was asked to come on Cardplayer's UTG show to provide some strategic advice...I thought I could've done a better job here...


Also I got to answer some questions about my career and hosting Cash Plays on PokerRoad. I thought this came out well...



  1. nice to see you blogging here. hope you are splendid! greez, Mel

  2. u gotta post stuff every day man come on !

  3. oh and good stuff, keep going strong. hows the secretary handling the bizz?

  4. She's good.. she's had experience before handling some well known poker pros so makes it easier.

    Also posting stuff everyday is a lot of content... not sure enough exciting things happen daily to do so. Also I'm not as good a writer like Doublefly who posts everyday.

  5. Definitely want to say playing Durrr at $2-$4 is pretty cool and has to be ultra rare. Keep up with the good work on the blog. Thanks and also wanted to mention I enjoyed you on Poker Road Radio.

    PS This post was at the bottom of my google reader....think I had about 300 posts above it....hence forth the late reply.

  6. I think any true poker player wants to measure their skill level against the best. I'm sure everyone wanted to win a pot against him to have a story to tell their poker buddies