GOTO 36:45 THATS WHERE THE HAND STARTS
People will be talking about this hand for years - it is the formal introduction to the masses of 22 year old poker genius Tom Dwan. Many posters on the 2+2 and Pocket5s forums are saying its the sickest play anyone has ever made on GSN's High Stakes Poker. While Im not sure this beats Brad Booth's $300K bet with 4 high for pure sickness, this play demonstrates another planet of poker thinking that few people ever venture to. While it is a world class play, a perfect storm of developments had to come together for him to pull it off. To Dwan's credit, when he saw the winds of weakness starting to swirl, he never hesitated to drop the hammer.
In my wildest dreams I would never think of making this play, nor would 99.9% of all other poker players who have never sat with 500 big blinds in their life. But very deep stacked poker is just different, and it requires a different type of creative play to dominate. Gabe Kapler compares Dwan's hyperagressive play to Stu Unger - who many consider to be the most agressive - and best - player ever. Durrr (Dwan's online name) has utterly conquered the world of online poker, and has now set his sights on the biggest cash games and tournaments on the planet. If plays like this are any indication, Dwan has a chance to become one of the overall biggest winners - and best players - in the history of the game.