At just 22 years of age, Dwan has become one of the most respected poker pros in the history of the game. From nosebleed cash games to some of the world's largest live and online poker tournaments, the man they call "durrrr" can be found everywhere. Recently, Dwan issued the Million Dollar Challenge: open to any member of the poker community except Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, the challenge requires opponents to play Dwan in 50,000 hands of \$200/\$400 or higher on four tables at a time. If either player drops below 75 big blinds in their stack at any point, they must reload.\ At the conclusion of the Pot Limit Omaha or No Limit Hold'em hands, a winner will be crowned. If Dwan is ahead by \$1 or more, his opponent must fork over \$500,000. If Dwan's opponent is ahead by \$1 or more, the youngster has offered to pay \$1.5 million. In each case, the victor will also keep the spoils of the 50,000 hands of play. In addition to the money, the Million Dollar Challenge is about bragging rights.
Runtime: 120 minutes
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Daniel Cates (born November 14, 1989) also known as jungleman12 or w00ki3z. is a professional poker player from the United States, once considered to be one of the best heads-up No Limit Texas Hold 'em players in the world. As of 2014, his online cash game earnings at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars are over $11,000,000. In 2010, he won over $5,000,000 making him the biggest winner for the year.
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Cates was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland and began playing poker at the age of 17. He has said that at first he was a big loser and even took a job at McDonald's in order to refuel his bankroll. He describes his childhood as “weird, a bit aloof and mostly spent alone”. He spent much of his time playing Command and Conquer and had an uncontrollable obsession with video games. He studied Economics at the University of Maryland before dropping out of college to make poker a full-time career.
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