PokerStars TV released another epic Top 5 compilation video. The latest one includes the top 5 hands played by Tom “Durrrr” Dwan on Poker After Dark and other televised events during the height of the online poker boom. Some of these classic hands were played against the like of Phil Ivey, Eli Elezra, Patrik Antonious and Phil Hellmuth. The Ivey hand with straight-over-straight was over $1.1 million.
How about an all-in river bluff with just 8-high? When you run like Tom Dwan, you can pull off rockstar moves like that. At the apex of the glorious online poker boom, Tom “durrrr” Dwan was one of the premier online poker players in America. He also had some live skills as well. He was often spotted playing in high-stakes games with players twice his age (and in Texas Dolly's instance almost 4x his age). PokerStars TV compiled another Top 5 video. This one includes the 5 biggest hands that Dwan played on Poker After Dark and the Million Dollar Cash game. Some of his opponents (or victims) included Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonious, and Eli Elezra.
The first hand included is a bluff that Dwan pulled on an amateur during a taping of Poker After Dark. His opponent held top pair and Dwan whiffed on a flush draw with 8-6 suited. That didn't stop Dwan from shoving on the river with just 8-high. And yes, he showed the bluff.
The second hand mentioned is a battle between Dwan and Eli Elezra. The two often clashed in nosebleed games around Vegas. In this hand, the pot had approximately 215K in it when Dwan bluffed on the river with just ten-high against Elezra's two pair.
The third best hand featured a clash between Phil Hellmuth and Dwan. Hellmuth held 9-7 against Dwan's J-10 of hearts. Dwan turned trips against Hellmuth's two pair. The river was a blank. With 209K in the pot, Dwan shoved for $119K. Hellmuth tried to peak into Dwan's soul. “Good kid bet, good bet,” Hellmuth said. “I'm gonna look like an idiot if I'm wrong and I'm gonna look like a genius if I'm right.” Hellmuth called and he was waaaaaaaaaay off.
The second best hand included Dwan against Nordic god Patrik Antonius in the biggest hand ever on Poker After Dark. Dwan held pocket Kings against Antonious pocket tens. Antonious flopped a set of tens, but Dwan turned a set of Kings. As the announcer said, “This is going to get ugly.” Dwan checked, Antonious fired out $59K. Dwan shoved for $231K. “I guess I have to called,” said Antonious. They ran it twice too for the $561K pot. Antonious had one out with the case ten. He whiffed on the first river card. And he whiffed on the second river card.
The top hand includes a clash between Phil Ivey and Dwan in the Million Dollar Cash game. On the turn, Ivey made a Wheel with Ace-deuce. However, Dwan turned a seven-high straight with 7-6 suited. There was only $209K in the pot, when Ivey fired out $90K. Dwan raised to $232K, Ivey shoved, and Dwan called. And just like that Dwan made poker history (again) by dragging a pot worth $1.1 million.