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Tom Dwan rumored to have won 500K at High Stakes Poker taping

It’s being rumored that Tom “durrrr” Dwan pocketed a little over 500K during the recent taping of High Stakes Poker at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. The popular show is entering its fifth season and is scheduled to air in the US on March 4th, 2009. While filming has wrapped and the results are supposed to be kept a secret until the show airs, there are rumors floating around the chat windows in Full Tilt Poker that Dwan was a big winner.Tom "Durrr" Dwan, poker player.

This rumor is apparently being bolstered by comments from the Executive Producer of the show, Mori Eskandani. In an interview with Poker News Daily, when asked about viewer reaction of bringing Dwan on the show, had this to say:

”Tom Dwan has been so hot in the cash circuit. I call him the ‘Michael Jordan of Poker.’ He gets the game going. People are going to be, as promised, thrilled to watch these shows. They’re going to see what Peter Eastgate needs to do to in order to become a pro. They’re going to see why Tom Dwan is so good.

Those comments seem to indicate that while the youngest World Series of Poker winner in history didn’t fare too well, the young Internet phenom Dwan played very well considering the competition at the table. With big names pros such as Doyle Brunson and Daniel Negreanu, the fact that Dwan came out a winner carries significant weight.

It’s worth noting that as of this writing, Dwan is also leading the cash game winnings online according to a major tracking site. With over $5 Million in total winnings and a few more days left in 2008, Dwan may go down in history as the biggest cash game winner of the year. His closest competition is almost $3 Million behind but with the money changing hands at such high levels, anything can happen.

Regardless, 2008 has been a good year for Dwan and the upcoming season of High Stakes Poker will only solidify that fact.


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