Several months ago, poker player Tom "durrrr" Dwan
issued an unprecedented challange
. In effect, he is offering 3:1 odds—his $1.5 million to the challengers $500,000—that, playing high-stakes heads-up (one on one) online poker, he will be winning after 50,000 hands. The challenge is open to anyone except for durrrr's good friend Phil Galfond
; three players
have reportedly accepted
, and play in the first match began yesterday. The results are being tracked in real time here
; you can brave the inanity of twoplustwo (previously
) and read the ongoing match thread here
is pretty popular, and it seems like almost
everyone is making money at it. At the tables
, on Wall Street
, and online
The World Poker Tour
helped create the current boom and, with the World Series of Poker
, helped make poker players into rock stars. [more inside]
Poker player plays for 24 hours in a row? Yawn.
Online poker player plays eight tables simultaneously for 24 hours in a row? Interesting.
I'll raise you 5 bananas.
What do Primate Programmers
do in their off hours? Using David Sklansky
's theorys to play Texas Hold'em
online. As a poker-playing, programming, primate myself, I can relate.
Poker is sweeping America (and other countries as well). From million dollar online Texas Hold 'Em tournaments to the weekend nickel, dime, quarter games with friends to the World Poker Tour
(heavily promoted on the Travel Channel
), poker is forcing itself into the spotlight. [more inside]