No Love For Dwan Over The Weekend

Durrrr is running hot and cold at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Few pros would complain about the three cash finishes he’s made thus far. Including his final table finish in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, Dwan has currently earned over $225,000 at this year’s WSOP. Compared to the millions in prop bets he’s once again made on winning a 2011 WSOP bracelet, though, those winnings are chump change. If Dwan doesn’t want to suffer the same massive losses he saw last year, then he’s got to forge ahead in his bracelet race. That’s exactly what he did over the weekend.

Unfortunately, Dwan was in and out of his first weekend event – the $1500 Limit Hold’em Shootout – within hours on Friday. He followed that dismal attempt with a decent two-day run in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. On Saturday afternoon, he also managed to enter and survive Day 1 of the $2500 Razz event. At one point, Dwan was up to nearly a quarter of a million chips in the PLO, but a tough table whittled him down to nothing before the end of Saturday night.

Sunday Dwan was back for Day 2 of Event #44: $2500 Seven Card Razz. Dwan had blinded through most of Day 1 of the event due to scheduling conflicts with the PLO Championship on Saturday. Predictably, his short stack left him vulnerable, and it wasn’t long into the second day of action before durrrr’s friend and tablemate Justin Smith picked him off.

On Monday, Dwan proved the weak weekend hadn’t deterred him by entering Event #46: the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Six-Handed Championship, but only an hour after tweeting that play had started (and criticizing the small Level 1 blinds in the process), durrrr had hit the rail. Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott took Dwan down a notch with a rough river, then our man durrrr got caught out in an effort to double up with QQ when his opponent revealed KK.

Over the weekend and through today, it’s been clear that Dwan is still hitting the high stakes tables at the Rio. The regulars have been pretty mum about whose ahead at the ring games, though, so we’re still looking to the official WSOP action for most of our 2011 Durrrr Watch news. Though he’s already out of today’s first event, Dwan’s still got a shot at the bracelet in tonight’s Event #47: $2500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better. Though stud isn’t really durrrr’s forte, his solid performance in the H.O.R.S.E. Championship obviously marks him as a strong contender.

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