Full Tilt durrrr Million Dollar Challenge starts
After much to-ing and fro-ing and a seemingly endless amount of speculation the Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge looks as if it’s finally going to take place. Les Ambassaedeurs Club in London will be the venue for the series with Sammy ‘Any Two’ George, Finland’s Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies and Marcello ‘Luckexpress’ Marigliano set to take on Durrr.
Dwan will take on each challenger in a 500 hand live heads up match. Each player will pay $500,000 for the privilege of playing, blinds will be set at $500/$1,000 with each opponent having the choice of playing either Hold’em or PLO. Players cannot leave the match until at least 500 hands have been completed or if they have busted out.
The challengers were full of confidence at the prospect of facing Full Tilt’s newest sponsored pro. Zigmund said, “He is one of the best Hold’em and PLO players in the world, and when I heard about the challenge I couldn‘t wait to sign up. With the gambling, the side-bets, the partying and the drinking in London, this is going to be a whole lot of fun.” Sammy George was in bullish mood too adding, “While other pro’s have dithered in accepting the challenge I was the first man to step up to the plate and if Tom Dwan thinks he can come to my backyard and take half a million from my back pocket, he can think again.”
Matchroom Sport will once again be producing the event. Managing Director Eddie Hearn said, “We are delighted to be working with Tom in creating poker’s biggest ever TV spectacle – Matchroom are always looking to stretch the boundaries and with the introduction of PLO this is a new dawn for TV poker. Tom is a fearless competitor and he laid down the challenge to the entire poker world. Three players have stepped up to the plate. This is poker in its most raw form – two players battling it out for $1million, mano-a-mano. It doesn’t get any bigger than this.”