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UK PokerNews Roundup: Ben Grundy to take Durrrr Challenge? World Team Poker Starts Today, and more

Ben Grundy

Ben Grundy to take the Durrrr Challenge?
UK nosebleed PLO star Ben ‘The MilkyBar Kid’ Grundy has revealed he might be interested in taking on Tom Dwan in the Durrrr Challenge. Speaking on his blog yesterday he stated that he would be very interested if he could sell a big enough percentage of himself to take Dwan on over 4 tables of heads up PLO for 50,000 hands:

“Durrrr challenge. I've actually considered giving this a go.... the offer of $1.5 million if i beat him, compared to paying out $500,000 is really appealing. I'd definitely do it if i could sell a big enough percentage. I'd guess the worse case scenario would be losing $2 million ish, then having to pay up $500k. I'm way to much of a bankroll nit to take the chance of that kind of loss. It would be interesting, i'm not ruling it out under the right circumstances.”

We think he would have no shortage of backers when you look at some of the PLO graphs he has posted in the past. It would be great to see a UK player take on the challenge, particularly one as prolific a PLO player as Grundy.

World Team Poker Starts Today
Over at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas today sees the start of the $50,000 World Team Poker Event. 40 players including Phil Hellmuth, Tony G and Johny Chan will be representing their countries in this televised event. The England team consists of Peter Costa, Dave Colclough, Ram Vaswani, Joe Beevers, James Akenhead and captain Ben Roberts.

You can check out how the England team get on over at our live updates section from today.

James Akenhead
James Akenhead

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You can book your place in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour event of your choice tonight at BlueSquare Poker tonight. At 20:30 GMT on Wednesday there is a £75+£7 rebuy for a £1,450 package to the GUKPT event of your choice and includes money for travel expenses. Sub feeders are running round the clock for this one.

Failing that you can play on a £55 rebuy on Friday or a £162 freezeout on Sunday, both at 20:30GMT.

You can start off your satellite campaign with a free £11 and £55 tournament token, exclusive when you join BlueSquare Poker via UK Pokernews, also good for an impressive $500 sign up bonus.

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