Online hitman Daniel Cates takes huge bite out of Durrrr Challenge

March 30, 2011 by Dan Brown in Online Poker

The latest session in the second Durrrr Challenge has seen Daniel “jungleman12” Cates take a number of huge pots, a tidy final sum and a commanding lead against Tom Dwan.

The action happened last Friday morning. A relatively short session of 780 hands included a  $127,000 super-pot as the players stride on the the head-to-head action. The Million Dollar Challenge is open to any member of the poker community except Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and stipulates requires to play Dwan over 50,000 hands of $200/$400 or higher on four tables at a time. If a player drops below 75 big blinds in their stack at any point, they must reload. At the conclusion of the Pot Limit Omaha or No Limit Hold’em hands, a winner will be crowned. If Dwan is ahead by $1 or more, his opponent must fork over $500,000. If Dwan’s opponent is ahead by $1 or more, the youngster has offered to pay $1.5 million. The winner will also get to keep the winnings from the sessions.

Cates made $270,000 from this session ansd is now up $1.2 million overall with 18,236 hands having been played – 32,000 more hands still remain in this, the second of the durrrr challenges. The 780 only took one-and-three-quarter hours and was played at 4:15am ET to 6:00am ET with Dwan appearing to be on a plane at the time.

Cates held on to four of the five largest pots for a combined haul of nearly $400,000. This Challenge is now 18-sessions old and was begun in August 2010.

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