This week on the ESPN.com poker franchise “Inside Deal,” Full Tilt Poker pro Howard Lederer joined the show, which is hosted by poker columnist Bernard Lee and “ESPN: The Magazine” contributor Laura Lane. A question submitted by a viewer for Lederer asked why Tom “durrrr” Dwan, one-half of the Million Dollar Challenge, is not a Full Tilt sponsored pro.
Lederer’s response indicated that the online poker site is open to bringing aboard the youngster: “Of this young crop of internet pros, I don’t think there’s any question that Durrrr’s the best player and certainly the most dynamic player. I’m sure that Full Tilt Poker would love to have him. I think it’s just a matter of Full Tilt Poker and Durrrr working out a fair price. I don’t think there’s anything in the way of that happening, except for both sides making it happen… One of these days, it’ll be great if he was representing the site.”
Maybe that was Lederer’s diplomatic way of saying that Dwan wanted a bit more green than Full Tilt was willing to cough up, but the resumption of the Durrrr Challenge on Monday had the entire online poker world buzzing.
Nearly 30,000 hands remain to be played between Dwan and Patrik Antonius; the young gun is currently up $334,000. We’ll keep you posted right here on DurrrrChallenge.com.