Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Poker Challenge

This is big news in the poker world.  Young online phenom Tom Dwan has challenged all comers to play him heads-up, at least four tables at a time, for a minimum of 200/400 blinds.  They must play at least 50,000 hands.  If Dwan loses money, he has promised to pay his opponent 1.5 million dollars (on top of whatever he's already lost).  If Dwan wins, he gets 500,000$ from his opponent.

Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey have already accepted. 

Should be interesting.  For those of you who have real lives and jobs, 50,000 hands is a massive massive amount--even four-tabling.  It should take months.  Given those stakes, someone could lose 3 million easy, independent of the side action.

You can read a long debate about it(and some clarifications) here.

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