Dwan’s WSOP plans can be hard to call since his six WSOP cashes have come in as many different events. Last year, durrrr appeared in several events over the course of more than a month, including the Main Event at the end of the tournament. His Day 1 elimination from the latter lost him not only the $10,000 buy in but reportedly millions of dollars in prop bets that hedged on him taking at least one WSOP bracelet in 2010.
While Dwan has confirmed via his Twitter page that he’ll be giving the Main Event another go this year, he’s also admitted that prior non-poker plans (a family wedding) will prevent him from playing his usual spread of events this year. One game that seems likely to yield a durrrr sighting is any of the many smaller No-Limit Hold’em events. Dwan’s runner-up finish in Event #11: $1500 No-Limit Hold’em last year made it his closest run for a WSOP bracelet to date. That same event is on the schedule as Event #18 this year, though Dwan has tweeted that he’ll likely miss the four events scheduled for June 16-17.
Some sportsbooks are already offering odds for and against Dwan cashing in this year’s Main Event, though there’s been no news on whether or not the pro’s already started making and taking his own proposition bets, which seem to be as much of a draw for durrrr as the table action itself. If you’re thinking of putting some money behind your favorite player, bear in mind that the man fell short of any cashes in 2009 and has never finished in the money in the WSOP Main Event despite three consecutive attempts.
Dwan has switched his game up considerably since earning his first two cashes at the 2008 WSOP (in the World Championship Mixed Event and No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/ Rebuys, respectively). If you’re looking for the safest Dwan WSOP bet, NLHE events are still his clearest stronghold. Last year he got the ball rolling with a small cash in the No-Limit Hold’em Shootout, rode that momentum to a runner-up finish (and his largest live tournament payout) in the aforementioned $1500 No-Limit Hold’em event, posted another small cash in $1500 H.O.R.S.E. then made another decent showing in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.
Another familiar face from the Durrrr Challenge – Daniel Cates – has not only likewise committed to competing in the WSOP Main Event, he’s also going to front the $10,000 buy in for one lucky amateur fan. Cates made the announcement on his blog earlier this week, though he declined to say if it was his steep durrrr Challenge lead that’s got him feeling so charitable this year. With the Challenge still on hold until both American players relocate, the World Series of Poker could be fans’ best shot at seeing some durrrr/jungleman12 action again.