Tom Dwan got a good start on the 2011 World Series of Poker. He very nearly made the quarterfinals of the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship, and his ninth place finish was still worth $67,436. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there as durrrr failed to cash again in over a dozen consecutive events. Today, things are finally looking up for the infamous durrrr.
Already this week Dwan has entered three more events: Event #35: $5000 Pot-Limit Omaha/Six-Handed, Event #36: $2500 No-Limit Hold’em, and Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Tuesday was a crazy day for Dwan, who played in all three by blinding off during simultaneous sessions. That strategy didn’t serve him well in the $2500 NLHE event, where one of the only hands he managed to play was his last one, but he fared quite a bit better in the 5k PLO.
Dwan beat the bubble for Event #35 yesterday, so from there on out he was guaranteed to get his second 2011 WSOP cash. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Dwan finally hit the rail, but his 16th place finish was good enough for a $23,519 payout. With 20 events still left in the series, and 20 days left until the Main Event, Dwan still has plenty of time to meet or beat his personal best of four cash finishes at the 2010 WSOP.
Durrrr’s Heads-Up Championship check was the second largest he’s ever received from the WSOP, but it remains to be seen if he’ll earn more than he did with his $381,885 runner-up NLHE event performance. It’s certainly looking possible this week. At the end of today’s action, he’s very close to the bubble in yet another big event – the H.O.R.S.E. Championship.
Speaking of the H.O.R.S.E. event, either the WSOP’s offering a secret multi-entry discount, or their employees are as tired as Dwan, because according to durrrr’s Twitter the Rio only charged him $5000 for the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event yesterday. After a day of hunting down series officials, Dwan was told four times that the cage tapes showed he had paid the correct amount, but this afternoon the WSOP finally let Dwan pay the full entry.
Dwan was probably more than happy to pony up the rest of the dough, considering that his Day 2 run in the same event has been excellent. As of tonight’s dinner break, durrrr was more than 50,000 chips ahead of the average stack with only 100 players left seated.