For the past two years, the Durrrr Challenge has been a fixture of Full Tilt Poker. The promotion pits site pro Tom “durrrr” Dwan against Patrik Antonius and Dan “JungleMan12” Cates in two separate matches, each stretching for 50,000 hands. Now, Full Tilt is giving each and every member of its family the opportunity to Challenge Durrrr one-on-one. At stake is a $1.5 million top prize and the promotion began over the weekend. The best part of all is that Mac users can play with all of the bells and whistles of their Windows-loving counterparts.
The promotion consists of four different stages. The first, affectionately dubbed Challenge 1, pits players against each other in No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha ring games. The site’s cash games are separated into three levels: Low, Medium, and High. Low-Stakes games consist of $0.01/$0.02 to $0.10/$0.20 tables, Medium-Stakes include $0.10/$0.25 to $0.50/$1 games, and High-Stakes tables are $1/$2 and above. Each has its own leaderboard.
Through March 13th, you’ll rack up Leaderboard chips. How, you ask? Just win a pot that includes a flop. That’s it. That’s really all you have to do. For every player dealt into the hand, you’ll get one chip. After you’ve amassed 500 hands, your total number of chips will appear on the Leaderboard for the corresponding stake. Only your best 500-hand tally will count.
While you’re busy playing qualifying hands, you’ll also receive double, triple, or quadruple Full Tilt Points (FTPs). You can only earn bonus FTPs on one Leaderboard. The top 1,000 finishers on the Low Leaderboard, the top 750 on the Medium Leaderboard, and the top 500 on the High Leaderboard will advance to Challenge 2.
The second part of the Challenge Durrrr promotion consists of nine freerolls, three for every Leaderboard. Low Leaderboard freerolls will dole out a total of $15,000 in prize money, Medium Leaderboards will shell out $30,000, and High Leaderboards will award $45,000. All freerolls will take place on March 19th at 16:30 ET and their champs advance to the third challenge.
Stage three of the Challenge Durrrr promotion is a $25,000 Matrix Sit and Go. Four simultaneous sit and gos will be held and you’ll get a Matrix score based on how many players you outlast and how many you eliminate. Text found on Full Tilt Poker explains how you can reach the finale: “Grab the top score to prove you’re ready for some face time with Mr. Dwan.”
The final challenge is a date with Dwan on March 27th at 16:30 ET. You can pick whether No Limit Hold’em or Pot Limit Omaha is spread and you’ll bank $10,000 if you manage to trump Dwan on one of the four tables. If you win two matches, you’ll score $25,000 and if you emerge victorious in three of the four heads-up sit and gos, $100,000 will be coming your way.
The $1.5 million jackpot will be awarded if the challenger sweeps Dwan across all four sit and gos. Sound like fun? You must opt in to participate. In order to do so, visit the Cashier and click on “My Promotions.” Find “Challenge Durrrr” and opt in. If you forget to opt in, then your hard-earned play won’t count for the Challenge Durrrr promotion.
Full Tilt Poker happily accepts players from the United States and is the second largest site in the world in terms of real money ring game traffic according to PokerScout.com. Besides Dwan, other Full Tilt Poker pros include Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame member Erik Seidel, and Howard Lederer.
Mac poker players can participate via a fully functional client that can be downloaded straight to your computer. Learn more!