Dwan Gets Called a Scammer
21-year-old German Fedor Holz won the largest WCOOP Main Event since before Black Friday while Tom Dwan gets painted as a "scammer" over the durrrr Challenge delays.
Durrrr a "Scammer" According to Colman
The ongoing saga between Dan "Jungleman12" Cates and Tom "durrrr" Dwan has reached the mud slinging phase.
In a recent interview with PokerListings.com Jungleman explained how durrrr is not completing the "Durrrr Challenge" as agreed to in 2013.
The two agreed to play back in 2010 and in the first 20,000 hands Jungleman ran up a $1.5 million lead on Dwan. Since that time, the pair have hardly played and a new agreement was reached in 2013 for Dwan to play a certain number of hands per month or pay escalting penalties.
According to Jungleman durrr now has over $300,000 in penalties related to the challenge and hasn't paid a dime of those charges. He also revealed that durrrr is ducking his calls.
Now the debate is raging over on TwoPlusTwo forums regarding the challenge and whether Dwan is scamming Jungleman.
ONE DROP winner Daniel Colman chimed in on the debate, stating, "I would for sure say he's scamming jungleman, so yea he's a scammer. It's not even up to debate as to whether durrr is a dirtbag with a gambling problem."
It would seem that perhaps it is time for Dwan to negotiate a buyout from the challenge. However, there have been rumors swirling that durrrr may be broke or severely strapped financially, so he may not even have the money to negotiate a payout.
Holz Wins PokerStars WCOOP Main Event, Largest Since Pre-Black Friday
The Main Event of the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker concluded on Tuesday morning and Germany's Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz emerged as the champion.
He survived a stacked final table that included Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka, Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion and Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins.
A field of 2,142 players put up the $5,200 for the Main Event, creating a prize pool of $10.7 million. The final six players in the event cut a deal and then played it out for the title. Jaka and Holz were the chip leaders when the deal was made but Jaka wound up falling in fifth.
Holz eventually found himself heads-up with Yuri Martisn and in the final hand, both players flopped a set but Holz rivered quads for the hand and the title. Holz won the championship bracelet and $1.3 million in prize money.
This was the largest WCOOP Main Event since before Black Friday. PokerStars put up a bold $10 million guarantee and players came out in force to shatter the guarantee.