durrrr Interview

Tom Dwan, better known as durrrr, is one of the best poker players in the world and is sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. He gained fame by winning millions online and his battles in the Durrrr Challenge is being followed by millions worldwide. We caught up with durrrr for a quick interview at the Bellagio in Las Vegas at the recent WPT Championships and asked him about the challenge and what he does to stay fresh for all the poker action he takes on. We also find out what specific event he’s dying to take down at this year’s 2010 World Series of Poker.

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Thu, April 29th, 2010

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  • STUCK - Down a nontrivial amount of money, as in "he's stuck $800".
  • WIRED [PAIR] - A pair in the hole. In 5-card stud, a door card that pairs the hole card.
  • EXPECTATION - The long-run [dis-]advantage of a given situation, specifically without reference to any particular outcome. I.e., what you figure to win [lose] on average after a large number of repetitions of the same situation.
  • SHORT-STACKED - Playing with a only a small amount of money, thus limiting one's risk and reward.
  • LATE BLIND - In addition to "regular" blinds, some games allow a player (particularly a new one) to post a blind bet in return for the right to enter the game immediately and act last on the first betting round. The amount of the blind is determined by house rules, usually somewhere between the last blind and double the last blind. It is frequently a LIVE BLIND.
  • PASSED OUT. - A hand in which nobody opens. What happens next is a function of the game being played.
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