No WSOP Bracelet for Tom Durrrr Dwan: Down $8 Mil?

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Ace King
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Tom Durrrr Dwan

In case you missed it, Simon Watt denied online poker sensation Tom Durrrr Dwan of his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet this week.  Dwan had entered the final table as the chip leader and media was hovering over the big name poker celeb like hungry vultures.

Watt, a 27-year-old software developer from New Zealand, earned $614,248 for his first cash and win at the WSOP. He won an Asia Pacific Poker Tour event in Auckland in 2009 and is 10th on the New Zealand all-time money list.

"It was amazing," said Watt after the win. "It was strange. It would have been crazy enough to just make the final table. But to play against Durrrr heads-up made it much better."

Dwan had anywhere from $5 to $15 million on the line in prop bets.

Daniel Negreanu apparently had money on Dwan to come in second.  The poker prop tweeted: "Congrats to Tom Dwan! We were all rooting for you... To come second! Wow I escaped. What a sweat that was."

Rumors began circulating that the lost prop bets ended up costing Dwan $8 million.  He raced to the exit immediately following his second place finish, which paid $381,885.

Ace King, Gambling911.com