Jungleman Says Durrrr Challenge to End Soon

Daniel Jungleman Cates has given notice that we should expect to soon see and end to the sage that is the Durrrr Challenge. Cates appeared on the PokerLife podcast, and although cagey with his answers, appeared to be feeling positive that a solution was finally in place.

By: Mark Patrickson

Cates found himself being teased that this was exactly the same news that he gave out three years ago. While he did begrudgingly accept that, there were confidentiality issues that prevented any further explanation. The best he could do was to make a half promise that the next two months should see a media announcement. At least before the end of the World Series of Poker.

This is definitely a more promising situation than we are used to seeing, as far as this prop bet is concerned. For those of you who weren’t around back in the day when this challenge was made, here are the main details.

Tom “Durrrr” Dwan put out the following statement to the high-stakes community while he was considered by many to be the strongest heads-up player in the world at that time.

"I'm making this heads-up challenge to the world. Anyone can accept. Four tables, minimum of $200/$400, and I'll put up $1.5 million to their $500,000. We play 50,000 hands minimum and if they end up a dollar after rake they keep the side money."

Cates and Dwan have even been teaming up in a beer pong contest, so the mood between the pair is civil. But the fact remains that less than 20,000 hands of real money online poker were played and Cates is up more than $1.2 million, not including the $700,000 in ‘fines’ Dwan has paid.

Let’s hope that partypoker’s offer to stage this finale is taken up and we can kick back and watch the fireworks with decent commentary.


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