After Friday's events the U.S players are no longer allowed to play for real money poker at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.
This means, that only a handful of non-U.S. highstakes players will be able now to play against each other online.
Tom "durrrr" Dwan is not one of them, and Dwan's Challenges against Patrik Antonius and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates are thus now on hold, and we will see what the trio will figure out if they want to continue the challenges.
Dwan vs. Antonius
Dwan vs. Cates
At the moment Gus Hansen is leading the 2011 winners list with over $4M in winnings, while Dwan is the biggest loser with almost $2,5M in losses - see more results here.
While we follow how the online highstakes scene is going to develop from this, it should also be mentioned, that as predicted, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have started lowering their prizepools in tournaments.
FTOPS XX Event #1, for example, went from $3M guaranteed to $1M, while PokerStars Sunday Million went from $1,5M guaranteed to $1M guaranteed.