Tom Dwan Loses $2.3 Million Pot in High Stakes Cash Game and Quits

Fans of poker who recall watching Tom Dwan win millions of dollars on High Stakes Poker may be interested in seeing a reversal of fortunes for the somewhat reclusive poker pro who lost a $2,353,500 pot and promptly quit playing.

By: Charles Rettmuller

The action unfolded at the Triton Poker Super High Roller cash game in Jeju. Players at the high stakes table included Patrik Antonius, Dominik Nitsche, Jason Koon, Sam Greenwood and Paul Phua.

It was Phua who was on the receiving end of the massive pot, smiling and laughing giddily when Dwan jammed all-in with A-Q, right into the pocket bullets of the Malaysian high roller. Phua was laughing even before Dwan took plenty of time to consider his decision prior to making the fatal shove that cost him about $1.15 million.

If Dwan was looking for some kind of tell from Phua, according to commentator Lex Vedhuis, Phua's jovial behavior was not the place to look.

"The fact that Paul's laughing doesn't tell you anything," Veldhuis said. "He's always laughing."

Watch the hand play out below, and watch Tom exit the game after dropping more than a million bucks with A-Q offsuit.


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