Now, here’s a phrase we haven’t heard in quite a while now – The “durrrr” Challenge. I bet, if I asked you now, you’d most likely have forgotten that the challenge even existed. Of course, this is no fault of ours, as Antonius and Dwan have been going at it at an excruciatingly slow pace, their last challenge held last April, way back before the WSOP 2010 even started. However, snail’s pace or no, Dwan has no qualms about adding new challengers to his list and is even confident that the next ones will go faster. This time, he challenged a player called ‘jungleman12’, putting him in line behind Townsend.
Not many people may know who Jungleman12 is, but those who follow the high stakes battles at Full Tilt certainly do. He’s way up there with Dwan and Ivey as the biggest money winners of 2010 – so far, anyway. Obviously, he plays with the big wigs in Full Tilt so it was during another run-of-the-mill high stakes game. Dwan had just lost $100,000 to the regulars at the $100/200 tables when he issued to challenge to jungleman12. Jungleman12 replied with a shaky “maybe” and asked whether or not Townsend was next in line. Dwan confirmed this and also said that he could do two challenges at once – talk about confident. But then again, this type of behavior is probably warranted because Dwan is doing rather well in the Durrrr Challenge with Antonius. He’s up by nearly $1.9 million dollars, which is probably extremely difficult for Antonius to catch up with, much less surpass. If jungleman12 was intimidated by this, then he certainly didn’t show it as he went right up and accepted the challenge.
The “durrrr” Challenge
Some of you might think that this hardly warrants as news anymore, mainly because the Durrrr Challenge is moving so agonizingly slowly that one has to ask if it’ll ever be complete at all. Dwan seizing the lead so firmly does not help either and does, in fact, make things rather predictable and boring. Antonius has the option of simply backing down and conceding, but it looks like he won’t be doing that any time soon. Once the first challenge is completed, Durrrr will take on Brian Townsend.
He said in an interview with Bluff Magazine that the challenge with Townsend will be quicker because there will be days wherein the two of them can log 5,000 hands. However, though this challenge practically knocked the socks off the poker community when it first came out, it’s highly doubtful that it will do so again unless Dwan and co picks up the pace.
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