One of the events in 2009 that got everybody’s tongues wagging was Full Tilt’s Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge . Tom Dwan set a challenge for anyone who wanted to take him on heads up for a $500,000 buy-in with a choice of no-limit hold’em or pot-limit Omaha. Three men accepted the proposal and on Nov. 17, Dwan put his money where his mouth was, at London’s Les Ambassadeur club in Mayfair.The event will now begin airing on Sky Sports 3 and HD3 at 10 p.m. tonight. The first show sees Durrrr and Sammy George go head to head, and the series will run for nine weeks.Following George is Finnish online phenomenon Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and Italian high-stakes cash player Marcelo Marigliano.Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport, said, “It’s a chance to see the world’s most fearless cash game player in a tense live environment against some fascinating opponents and personalities. We are already planning the next stage of the Live Challenge in anticipation of how well this series will be received.”Providing the commentary is the voice of poker, Jesse May, plus Isaac Haxton and Phil “OMGclayaiken” Galfond, with additional analysis from Neil Channing and Roland de Wolfe .Read about the entire event and see how it played out in the current issue of Card Player Europe .
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