Tom Dwan is exalted among the poker community, particularly online players, for his prodigious skills at the game as well as his lavish lifestyle and unthinkable riches in his early twenties.
Poker legend Phil Ivey, often considered the best player of all time, has stated that Dwan (who plays as ‘durrrr’ on Full Tilt Poker) is one player likely to succeed him. Now Dwan is apparently sharing those sentiments as he has issued a challenge to all comers.
“I’m making this heads-up challenge to the world. Anyone can accept. Four tables, minimum of $200/$400, and I’ll put up $1.5 million to their $500,000,” the young poker expert said in an interview with Bluff magazine. “We play 50,000 hands minimum and if they end up a dollar after rake they keep the side money or whatever. So basically, if you and I played and you won a dollar, you would get my $1.5 million and if I won a dollar I would win your $500,000.”
It’s unlikely that the average OCN reader will have the bankroll to take up Dwan on his challenge but a wealth of contenders have been suggested, the most popular choice seeming to be Patrik Antonius.