Jungleman12 Extends Lead In Durrrr Challenge

Jungleman12In recent times Tom “durrrr” Dwan has seemed to have hit a bit of a road block on the virtual felt. This year, he is down around $1.3 million, and to make matters worse, lost more ground to Daniel “jungleman12” Cates in the “durrrr Challenge” which continued this week.

In the early hours of Friday morning, Dwan and Cates extended the durrrr Challenge, playing another 780 hands of $200/$400 NLHE over four tables. The end result was Cates added $270,453 to his overall lead in the challenge which now stands at $1,211,530.50 million with 18,236 hands complete.

In the biggest confrontation of the match, it started out when Dwan opened to $1,200 on the button, Cates three-bet to $4,400 and Dwan called. The flop came down 6-7-5. Cates bet $4,800, and Dwan quickly raised to $12,500 on the flop. Cates proceeded to move all in for a total of $59,594.50 and Dwan snap called with 5-6. When Cates revealed his cards, he showed 8-7. Dwan was ahead with two pair, but Cates had plenty of outs to improve to the winning hand. The board was run run twice, and Cates secured the monster $127,988 pot after counterfeiting Dwan’s two pair and making a straight.

In the second biggest hand of the session, Dwan opened to $1,200 on the button only to have Cates three-bet to $4,400. Dwan made the call and the flop came down A-T-6. Cates immediately led out for $4,800, Dwan called, and the Jc hit on the turn. Cates led out again, this time for $13,600, and Dwan made the call. The 8s on the river saw Dwan lead out on the river, and Cates moved all in for almost $100,000 and Dwan called off for his last $35,994. Cates showed 8-9 for a pair of eights, which were no good against Dwan’s jacks for a set. Dwan shipped a $117,587.50 pot.

In the third biggest hand on Friday morning, it was a pre-flop raising war which involved Dwan holding A-K and Cates with Q-Q. The $105,994 pot was to be decided by a classic coin flip, and the board was run twice, with Cates’ queens holding up on both occasions.