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WATCH: Top 5 Tom 'durrrr' Dwan Hands

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Tom Dwan
  • These may be the best hands Tom 'durrrr' Dwan (@TomDwan) has ever played.

When you win the largest played pot on television before the age of 25, many would call that a peak of a career. And for Tom "durrrr" Dwan, that was just the beginning, or a steady progression to his now more than $2.6 million in live earnings.

So next time you see Dwan at the table, which from his Hendon Mob profile, hasn’t been in a while, maybe keep an eye out so that you can add to his list of majors.

Here, PokerStars took a look at his top five hands.

And as he said in the video in response to never folding, “When I play poker, I just try to win as much as I can.”

Dwan vs. Bob Safai

On Poker After Dark, Dwan found the river-over bet before it became popular. Heads up with Bob Safai, Dwan has little chance against Safai’s top pair top kicker. Dwan stays in, calling $12,000 on the turn and then, with the reveal of the river, the opportunities seem to have faded for Dwan. Then Safai checks with over $40K in the pot.

Safai: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Dwan: {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Board: {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

Then Dwan goes all in with nothing. Safai lets it go with the best hand to the delight of Dwan.

Dwan vs. Eli Elezra

Going against a seasoned pro is not easy, especially when you’re bluffing. Back on Poker After Dark, Dwan flops a flush draw, and calls after Eli Elezra bets $16K. The board paired again on the turn, and Elezra isn’t having it and ups his bet with his nines. Dwan than raises to $72K, a feisty move that finally gets Elezra to fold.

Elezra: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Dwan: {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Board: {3-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

Dwan vs. Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth has nine-seven and Dwan has jack-ten and the advantage. Both players check the flop and Dwan gets another ten to make trip tens. Dwan bets $27,600 and Hellmuth calls, drawing dead. This time, actually having the hand works out in his favor, moving all in with over $119K. Hellmuth calls. Just like that, Dwan bests his nemesis.

Hellmuth: {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Dwan: {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Board: {10-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}

Dwan vs. Patrik Antonius

This hand made history on Poker After Dark. Dwan has kings to Patrik Antonius’s tens. The 10 on the flop hits Antonius, and he bet $27,000 with Dwan making the call. Dwan then hits a king on the turn and goes all in over the top of an Antonius bet, raising it up to $231,350. Antonius calls with all of his chips. The two ran it twice, but Antonius couldn’t find what he needed, losing out on a $561,800 pot.

Antonius: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Dwan: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Board: {10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Ran twice: {8-Hearts}

Dwan vs. Phil Ivey

Dwan and Phil Ivey both hit straights, but Ivey can’t win thanks to Dwan hitting a four on the turn for the higher straight. Ivey goes all in, Dwan calls with the nuts and breaks a record with a $1,108,500 pot, the largest in televised poker history, losing Ivey over half a million in one hand.

Ivey: {2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Dwan: {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Board: {J-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

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