Tom “Durrrr” Dwan

Tom_DwanTipped as one of poker’s brightest stars over the recent years, Dwan has been thrown into the poker spotlight due to his high level of visibility on online poker room Full Tilt Poker as well as his regular showings at some of the biggest tournament and ring games over recent times.

Dwan started playing poker at the age of 17 when he was given $50 by his father as a present for his birthday.
The player then took to the Sit and Go tournament tables and experienced a number of losses before he was able to take a handle on the action and turn his participation into victories.

Raising up through the various levels of buy in, Dwan experienced more and more victories, building up his poker wealth before trying his hand at the real money ring games that were on offer too.

The option to move into real money ring games proved to be a great one, with the player seeing a considerable amount of success as well as offering the player the chance to develop his game on yet another level of the game which was still growing in popularity.

Now, Dwan can be found playing poker at some of the riches stakes available, heading to the high stakes tournaments and cash games to rub shoulders with some of the most notorious poker players in the world.

Not one for keeping a low profile while in action, Dwan opted to create a high stakes cash game of his own, challenging any player to a game that would consist of 60,000 poker hands at a high stakes level, with a minimum buy in of $500,000.

To date, the “Durrrr Challenge” has only had one competitor but with the well rounded poker game perfected, Dwan is running at a profit thought to be worth $1.7 million.

With Dwan regularly playing poker both online and offline, its no wonder that the player has seen a year on year increase in winnings, with revealing that in 2007 the player made $312,000 on Full Tilt Poker, following that figure up the following year with $5.41 million in 2008.

The player will be the first to admit that his has had his fair share of ups and downs within his career, claiming that he has lost well into the millions of dollars during one game and over a prolonged time, more than $3 million in total.

Seeing that the player was obviously capable of great things within the game, Full Tilt Poker approached the professional poker player with the offer of playing within their professional player roster, asking the young starlet to join their Team Full Tilt poker team alongside other high profile players such as Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson. Tom “Durrrr” Dwan re-signed as a brand ambassador for Full Tilt Poker on October 15, 2012.

One of the biggest reputation building moments in the players career came when he took on “Isildur1”, a phantom poker player who took to Full Tilt Poker and began to cause a stir after winning millions of dollars in the space of a month at the site.

Dwan tangled with the unknown player, losing over $1,000,000 to the player before returning to action against “Isildur1” to win back his money, plus increasing his online poker winnings further.

You will find Dwan playing online poker on a regular basis at the high stakes tables on Full Tilt Poker, using the screen name “Durrrr”. The name been used as Dwan thought that it would anger players who had been beaten into buying back into the action.