NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Durrrr Challenge Changes: Almost Half Way And Antonius Is Hurting
June 19, 2021

It's that time again, time to check in on the infamous Durrrr Challenge

Yep the Durrrr Challenge, like that legendary battery powered bunny, just keeps going and going, but according to reputable sites that track this sort of thing like www.durrrrchallenge.com, there have been some major changes since the last time many of us have looked.

The Durrrr Challenge, for those uninitiated, is an open invitation to any player (with the notable exception of "durrrr's" friend Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond), that basically stated that if anyone was able to play Tom "durrrr" Dwan heads-up on multiple high stakes tables for 50,000 hands and end up even one dollar ahead, Dwan would give them three-to-one on any money they bet up to $500,000 ($500K would get them $1.5 million).

The first player to take up the challenge was Full Tilt pro Patrik Antonius, who since mid-February has been periodically playing Dwan and for much of the time winning, although apparently that is one of the major things that has now changed.

With slightly over 20,000 hands now completed, Tom "durrrr" Dwan has reportedly finally begun to assert his dominance over Antonius and now leads in the Challenge by more than $725,000.  This significant lead lends credence to the common theory that the Durrrr Challenge would probably never be completed as eventually one of the two players would end up owing so much money, they would be forced to quit or buy-out before the wager reached completion.

$725,000 is certainly not enough for a high stakes player like Antonius to throw in the towel, but if things continue down this dubious road, it may just be a matter of time before this bunny of a match, finally falls over and dies.


Story by Mark Anderson

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