Our favorite Durrrr Challenge participants have been keeping busy. On Sunday night, Patrik Antonius was able to watch himself bankrupt Victory Poker pro Andrew “good2cu” Robl in an episode of GSN’s “High Stakes Poker.” Now in its sixth season, “High Stakes Poker” airs every Sunday night at 8:00pm ET on GSN.
In the hand, 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event November Nine member and Full Tilt Poker pro Phil Ivey raised to $7,000 with a blockbuster K-10 of diamonds. Robl flat called with A-Q and Antonius peeked down at pocket aces. Antonius raised it to $33,400 and Ivey folded. The action came back around to Robl, who promptly shoved for $144,300. Antonius called faster than you can say “Durrrr Challenge” and the duo agreed to see two boards.
The first ran out 3-3-2-3-7, giving one-half of the massive $300,000 pot to Antonius. The second board came down 10-5-A-2-Q, shipping the other half of the pot to our favorite combatant. Robl was “wamboozled,” as ESPN poker announcer Norman Chad would say, and reached into his black briefcase to buy back in for another $200,000. “High Stakes Poker” commentator Gabe Kaplan objectively recapped the hand for viewers watching at home: “In a game this size with these kinds of players, that’s what happens with one misread.” Other players at the table included Dennis Phillips, Barry Greenstein, Lex Veldhuis, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, and Daniel Negreanu.
We’re in the middle of another long hiatus of Durrrr Challenge action. The last time Antonius and Dwan faced off was on March 12th in a nine-minute session. After 33,303 hands of the 50,000 required for completion of the competition, Dwan is up nearly $2 million. Antonius and Dwan will return to the felts of “High Stakes Poker” again this Sunday.