Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan came thisclose to capturing his first WSOP bracelet. Holding the chip lead in Event #11 ($1,500 NLH) for the majority of the final day, durrrr eventually finished second, banking $381,885. Simon Watt took the title and his first bracelet, earning $614,248.
However, the real story here are the untold millions that will now stay within the poker economy as durrrr was not able to cash in on his numerous bracelet prop bets.
We’ve heard some sick, sick amounts of cash durrrr would’ve cleared had he won. SICK.
High stakes nosebleeders were sweating the final table hard. As Daniel Negreanu tweeted throughout the night:
The atmosphere in the room is electric. So many of us have bets against Durrr winning. 3 left and we are sweating hard! / Durr just doubled up and the rail cheered while most of the people in the stud 8 moaned and cried. / Congrats to Tom Dwan! We were all rooting for you… To come second! Wow I escaped. What a sweat that was. / Just finished chatting with Durr. That kid is amazing. Rather than jump off a bridge he is smiling and gearing up for the next one. Cool cat.
We haven’t used this term since our old trip reports, but let’s just say had durrrr won, bedlam would’ve ensued.